Richmond primary school gets positive inspection report

A Richmond primary school is celebrating a glowing report after their SIAMS inspection.

Trinity Academy Richmond was inspected by SIAMS, which explores ways in which Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to its foundation as a church school.

The inspector concluded that “the community lives well and flourishes together” and found the school to be “highly inclusive and meets the pupils’ needs, with tangible care and compassion. It is characterised by exceptionally strong support for pupils and their families.”

The school was judged to be inadequate with serious weaknesses by Ofsted in February 2022.

The current headteacher Simon Robson took over in January 2023 and he said the school had rapidly improved.

In 2023 Sats, 71 per cent of children reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, compared to the national average of 60 per cent.

Those children achieving a greater depth in reading, writing and maths was also above average with 14 per cent of pupils achieving compared to the national average of 8 per cent.

School leaders say their school outperformed the other Richmond primary schools in terms of progress and attainment.

Mr Robson said: “The school is rapidly becoming something quite special within the community, and I am incredibly proud of the way that everybody worked together on our journey in creating such a positive, highly inclusive and happy environment for children to come to everyday and learn.

“The turnaround in the quality of provision in early years is remarkable and visitors to the school are always blown away by what they see when they visit.

Our recent SIAMS inspection and Ofsted monitoring visits validate the excellent progress that we are making.”

The full inspections report can be read here and more information on school data can be found here.