Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning
Whole School Outdoor Learning

Welcome to our school



Cledford is an inclusive primary school with a reputation for a personalised approach to learning for every pupil, including social and emotional education. Our teachers are kind and positive in their interactions with children and we invest in relationships as the cornerstone of good learning.   The '3Rs' at Cledford are Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and we teach these values to our pupils every day.  You can find out more about our character education, including 'SUMO' 'Growth Mindset' and 'HEARTSMART' in the 'about us' section of the website. 

At Cledford we are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, to read and to write with understanding and to be able to use mathematics in context  and to solve problems. We call these basic skills our 'non-negotiables' and we teach them, systematically,  every day.  We have high expectations of what can be achieved and we believe in the power of practice.  

We are proud to be an 'artsmark gold' school and of our tradition of using the arts to ignite learning.  For example, we are currently running a whole school 'time travel' festival, in which we will be using drama and the arts to help children  learn about WW1.

We have a proud sporting tradition at Cledford too.  Our staff are skilled practitioners and are passionate about active lifestyles and school sport.  Pupils enjoy a wide range of opportunities both in lessons and in after school clubs.

We have a saying at Cledford - 'we don't just admit children; we admit families'.  Our commitment to family support and to parent partnership is a strength; we know the value of working together to help children succeed.

If you would like to see the school in action we would be proud to show you our happy, successful community.  Please ring the school office to arrange a visit.

Warm Regards

A J Booth, Federation Headteacher




We are very proud and grateful to have been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support our WWI events.

Please visit the WWI - Heritage Lottery Fund website page to see what WWI activities and remembrance events the children are experiencing through the Heritage Lottery Fund.




The school was subject to a short  (one day) inspection on 27th November 2018.  Mrs Denah Jones, a secondary maths specialist, visited the school;  she was accompanied by one of her majesty's inspectors (HMI) for quality assurance purposes.  

Following the inspection the school retained its current judgement of 'good', including an 'outstanding' grade for both behaviour and safety and for leadership. 

The inspector praised the school's values, pupil behaviour and relationships between pupils and staff.  Good leadership was noted, including safeguarding pupils and supporting as well as challenging staff.  

Parents described teaching and learning in the school as 'excellent' and expressed their appreciation  of the ‘holistic approach the school takes towards children’s wellbeing as well as academic progress’.

The inspector expressed her concern about pupil absence.   She praised the extensive work of leaders to encourage good attendance and to tackle persistent absentees but noted  that 'pupils’ attendance continues to be below the national average, and the proportion of pupils who are persistently absent, although reducing, is still above the national average'.  Ofsted have asked the school to make improving attendance a priority. 

The inspector noted a fall in the proportion of Y6 pupils meeting expected standard in 2018 and has asked the school to ensure that recent initiatives to improve standards in writing and maths are sustained so that all pupils achieve well.  She also asked the school to further develop the role of new subject leaders in the wider curriculum so that they 'have an even greater impact on improving teaching, learning and assessment in their subject area'.  Mrs Jones asked leaders to review the school's action plan so that targets are more measurable. 

You can read the letter resulting from the short inspection below

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to a new term at Cledford.

It is with much sadness that I report the death of one of our parents, Sara Jennings, following an accident at home.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this tragic time, particularly her young son.

Class teachers have begun writing your child’s report during the Christmas holidays and they will be completed and sent to you this term so that you can support the targets for improvement and progress.

A letter from the inspector following the short Ofsted visit on 27th November is now available on the school website or on the Ofsted site.  The school retained its current judgement of ‘good’, with grades of ‘outstanding’ for leadership and for behaviour and safety.  The inspector asked the school to ensure that more pupils reach expected standard at the end of year 6 this year, to support new subject leaders and to improve pupil attendance. 

You should have received a curriculum brochure today so that you can read about and support your child’s work in school this term.  If you have not received one, they are available in the school office or on the website. 

Year 4, 5 and 6 will visit the Imperial War Museum next week and ‘Messy Church’ will be in the sports hall on Tuesday between 17:30 and 19:30. 

There is a meeting for parents of  year 1 children on Thursday 10th January to provide information and seek support for this year’s phonics test for these pupils. 

Advance notice of the next meeting of the PTFA – Monday 21st January at 18:00.

Wishing you a peaceful new year

with regards
Mrs A J Booth - Federation Headteacher


Contact the School

Cledford Primary School

George VI Avenue
Middlewich, Cheshire

Main Contact: Mrs Z Doyle (Finance Officer)

Tel: 01606 288240
Fax: 01606 832425

SEN Contact: Miss L Wagstaff & Mr C Simpson

SEND Email: admin@cledford.cheshire.sch.uk