Ofsted news!

I am delighted to share with you all the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection.  You will know that the inspectors came to school on 11th and 12th December.  As a result of their inspection they have judged the overall effectiveness of the school as


This result shows how far the school has come in a relatively short period of time.  Everyone in school is absolutely delighted with this outcome.  It recognises the incredible hard work given by every single member of the Rushy team. 

Please take time to read the report – today we are sending home one copy per family. 

Next week Ofsted will release the report on their website and our school website.  Share in our pride about the school.  Spread the word and let’s make sure that everyone knows Rushy Meadow Primary Academy is a GOOD school.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

Happy New Year

Welcome back to the new term. I hope you all had a a lovely break and found time to enjoy being with family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming you all into school over the next few weeks on our second Come and be Nosy days. This week the children will be bringing home a letter with information about the days.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

Christmas time

We are almost at the end of term. The past few weeks have been very busy with lots of festive activities as well as a visit from Ofsted. We should be able to share the Ofsted report with you towards the end of January.

On behalf of all the staff at Rushy I want to thank you for your continual support this term.

We hope you all have a lovely break and have opportunity to spend time with your families and friends.

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on…


Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

Come and be Nosy

We have been delighted with our Come and be Nosy days so far.

The comments have been fantastic and we know that those of you who came found them extremely worthwhile. Here are some of the feedback comments:

“Really enjoyed seeing how the children learn, and how you have made learning so much fun.”

“The morning was brilliant. Went really well. Would like to see maths next time.”

“Really nice to see what my child is learning. I think it’s a really good idea and will come to another.”

“I like all the rhymes the children learn to sound the letters.”

We read all of your feedback and look to see how we can take on some of your suggestions. We will definitely be having more Come and be Nosy days next term.

We still have our Come and be Nosy days for Key Stage 2 so we look forward to seeing more parents on those days.

Thank you

Ms Bretherick

Autumn term

I hope you have enjoyed the half term break.

Remember, the children come back to school on Tuesday 29th October

Before I write about the next half term I would like to say ‘thank you’ to those of you who came to our Parents Consultation meetings just before we broke up for the half term. As always, it is lovely to see you and talk to you. Some of you may also have spoken to some of our governors who came along. Thank you all for your very positive comments about the school as well as your constructive comments about what we can consider to be even better.

The next half term is traditionally a very busy one so please do keep your eye on the school calendar which is found on the school website so that you know what is happening. Other ways we will keep in touch with you are through the class blogs, occasional texts and letters.

A letter will be coming home this week to invite you to our ‘Come and be Nosy’ days. These are an opportunity for you to come into your child’s classroom and find out what they get up to!

I look forward to the next half term and to seeing you in and around school.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

A new school year

It has been wonderful to welcome back our pupils and to also welcome our new children who have started with us this week. The children all look very smart and are settling in well to their new classes. It is lovely for us to hear about their holiday news.

This year we have introduced some school rules that we want all the children to know and follow. All the adults have been talking to the children about them this week. There are just 5 for the children to remember. Please ask your children if they can tell about you our 5 school rules.

  1. Be respectful
  2. Be responsible
  3. Be honest
  4. Be polite
  5. Be kind

As always, I ask you to keep checking the class blogs so that you know what your children are doing in their classes. Also, keep checking the school calendar on our website so that you can keep informed about all the events that are taking place in school.

I look forward to working with you all this year.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick