Cledford Open Day:

Monday 7th November (9:30am - 2:30pm)



21st October 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Cledford was brought to life at the start of the week with the Year 4 ‘Inventor’s WOW day’. The staff and children embraced the theme of dressing up as ‘serious scientists’ and ‘eccentric inventors’.  The costumes were amazing; my highlight was receiving some delicious chocolate and marshmallow inventions at the end of the day to sample.

Year 3 became creative during their art day on Tuesday, creating firework pictures using marbling with straw and bouncy balls, creating ‘Big Weaving’ using fencing materials and also masking tape pictures.

After school it was the annual cluster schools cross country competition. In somewhat typical fashion, the skies darkened and the children were challenged by the wind, rain and mud. It was a fantastic event – St. Mary’s were triumphant, yet real grit and determination was shown by all children who completed the course. Well done in particular to two Year 6 children: Leon for gaining 3rd place in the Year 5/6 boys’ race and Kaitlyn for demonstrating a sporting attitude when another competitor slipped and she helped her up, before carrying on with the race. Congratulations to all the children who took on the challenge to race. Thank you to the staff who marshalled the event and everyone who came along to support the children.

On Wednesday our Reception children visited the Post Office and post box…hopefully by the time you are reading this some of you will have received something special in the post!

It has been lovely to welcome so many of you into school this week for parent consultations. I hope you noticed our new ‘Make your mark…’ display at the back of the hall that the whole school created based on ‘The Dot’ picture book, a story about creativity, resilience and self- belief; all qualities we encourage and nurture at Cledford.

Congratulations to our Year 5/6 girls who were unbeaten runners’ up on Thursday at the cluster football competition at Middlewich High School. Mr Marsland was incredibly proud of how they performed considering they have only had two training sessions. They showed great team spirit and determination up against some very good teams.

Our week, and half term, drew to a close with a beautiful Harvest celebration at St. Michael’s Church. Each year group gave us a taster of how to look after our planet and each other. Thank you for all the donations - they will be gratefully received by the Middlewich Food Bank.

The first week back after half term is another exciting one - it’s ‘Science Week’ and the theme is ‘Keeping Healthy, Keeping Safe’.  We launch with a heartbeat assembly and another from HEARTSMART (creating a culture where children can thrive: later in the week. In addition to the exciting learning that will take place in class, children in Reception and Years 1- 4 will participate in workshops about healthy hearts, whilst Year 5 and 6 will receive basic first aid training by St. John’s Ambulance.

School closes today for the half term holidays and opens again on Monday 31st October.

Warm regards

Mrs C Turner-Richards

Head of School



Cledford Primary School Progress Data 2015 - End of Key Stage 2

The national expectation is that pupils will make 2 levels of progress between KS1 and KS2.

July 2015 Results

Levels of Progress Rdg +2 Rdg +3 Wrtg +2 Wrtg +3 Maths +2 Maths +3
Cledford 98 46 100 24 93 41
County 92 34 94 36 90 35
National 91 33 94 36 90 34

You will see that Cledford Primary School has exceeded both County and National

figures in almost ALL subjects




Contact the School

Cledford Primary School

George VI Avenue
Middlewich Cheshire

Main Contact: Mrs Zoƫ Doyle

Tel: 01606 288240
Fax: 01606 832425