Ofsted Report

Ofsted January 2017

This school continues to be good.

School leaders have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. In fact, the school has gone from strength to strength. The quality of teaching has continued to improve and academic standards have risen.

See January 2017 Ofsted Inspection Report for full report.

During this inspection, I did give serious consideration as to whether the school might be judged outstanding should it receive a full inspection at this time.


In fact, confidence and effort are much valued qualities at Richard Clarke First School. Pupils of all abilities are given the encouragement they need to have a go at numerous activities and pupils often get the chance to perform or present information to their peers. During this inspection, in a whole-school singing session, pupils sang with gusto and it was a most joyous and celebratory occasion. Photographs around the school illustrate the school’s commitment to extra-curricular activities that build self-esteem, broaden horizons and help pupils to learn new skills.


All in all, you and your staff present as upbeat, optimistic and capable and this, in turn, rubs off on the pupils. This is a school where pupils are keen to attend, enjoy their lessons, behave well and experience success.