It's Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 22-29th May 2023!


It's Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 22-29th May 2023!

It’s #Type2DiabetesPreventionWeek
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Join our wonderful Reception class


Join our wonderful Reception class

If you, a family member, or a friend have a child who is due to start school in September 2023 and you would like them to join the wonderful children in the Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary School family, then please ensure that applications are submitted online by the admissions deadline of 15th JANUARY.

To submit your application, please click here (

Train to Teach


Train to Teach

Are you interested in training to teach?

If so, a number of local providers including, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE); The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub; St. Joseph's College SCITT; Staffordshire University; The John Taylor SCITT; University of Derby; Teach First; The Oaks; Developing Teachers Schools and Academies (DTSA); and the Bart's Training and Support Alliance (BTSA), welcome you to join them and discuss the options available on this exciting journey.

The event will be held at Parkside School, Stafford (ST16 1TH) on Wednesday 12th October, from 4.00pm-6.00pm, with special welcome meetings at 4.30pm and 5.15pm.

For further information click here.




We join the rest of the nation, Commonwealth and wider world in mourning the remarkable Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed away on Thursday 8th September.

Queen Elizabeth has been part of all of our lives for 70 years, and in addition to being the longest reigning monarch to have served our country, she has also provided care, strength and hope in times of worry.

Her loss leaves us all feeling sad and marks a special time in the history of our nation.

As a proud Church school, we also mourn the passing of the Head of the Church of England and a lady with such incredible Christian faith.

We remember Her Majesty with the utmost fondness, admiration, and affection and send the very best wishes, love, thoughts and prayers to King Charles III and his family.

We may feel sad that she has passed, but as a school and Trust family, we celebrate in the memories which she leaves, the example of humility which she set, and the 70 years dedicated to serving the nation she so loved.

God Bless The Queen.

Ofsted say we are GOOD!


Ofsted say we are GOOD!

The entire Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary family are delighted to receive a judgement of 'GOOD' in all areas in our recent Ofsted inspection.

The team were delighted to welcome Ofsted to our lovely school, to look at lots of elements of the school, including: Quality of Education; Behaviour and Attitudes; Personal Development; Leadership and Management; and Early Years. The inspection also took into account the thoughts of children, parents/carers, staff and Trustees. The final judgement of being 'Good' in all areas is something of which the whole school family are extremely proud.

The 'Good' judgement marks a pleasing rise from 2015, when the school was judged as 'inadequate'. Many changes have taken place since then, including the joining of The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF) Multi-Academy Trust and therefore working as part of a wider team. Indeed, colleagues from other TMPF schools also met with Ofsted and supported the team at Bishop Rawle C.E. during the inspection, as did several members of the Trust Board.

The staff, parents/carers, family members and friends have each played a part in the school's progression and the school is in an exciting place to continue to go from strength-to-strength.

School Leader, Miss Averil Kirk, who assumed the role in 2019, "We are absolutely thrilled that Ofsted were able to see of the hard work which has gone into the school on its journey over the past few years and thanks go to all of the staff - past and present - who have played a part in this. We also offer huge thanks to the parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, siblings, friends and wider family members for the role which they have played. Of course, we also thank the amazing children whom we are honoured to have in the Bishop Rawle C.E. family – they bring such joy to their school and deserve such a positive judgement.”

Peace and Friendship.


Peace and Friendship.

The thoughts of the school and TMPF family are sent to all affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

In school, we pray for – and talk about the importance of - peace and love, and we hope that this conflict can reach a swift and safe resolution and that the communities of the different nations can live and share God’s world in harmony.

As a school, our particular thoughts and prayers are sent to the children of Ukraine and those who either remain in the country, or have become refugees and been warmly welcomed by other nations in an act of care and love. We send our love to them and their family members and friends across the world.

We pray that world leaders can work together to reunite families and help all of the innocent people impacted on by this conflict, and return happiness and safety into their lives.

We live in hope and with faith that good and peace will prevail.

God Bless.

A Prayer for Ukraine.


A Prayer for Ukraine.

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today,
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons,
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
That your spirit of comfort would draw near to them,
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
For wisdom, discernment and compassion
To guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
That you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.


Archbishop Justin Welby & Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Special Anti-Racism Certificate from the Mayor


Special Anti-Racism Certificate from the Mayor

We were delighted to be awarded a special certificate from the Mayor following a whole-school event to support ‘Show Racism the Red Card’- the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity.

The event was featured in an article in the Cheadle and Tean Times, which led to Sue Walley, Mayor of Cheadle, contacting the school to congratulate them for being part of such a special cause.

The Mayor was particularly proud of a quote made by one of our pupils – Zak – who said: “We are all different and that is amazing. Everyone should be treated with equality.”

The Mayor visited us and presented a certificate to the whole school and a special one for Zak to recognise our involvement in showing racism the red card.

Cheadle Town Tigers U11's Football Team Cheadle Town Tigers U11's Football Team


Cheadle Town Tigers U11's Football Team

We are very proud to be the sponsor of Cheadle Town Tigers U11's football team this season. Not only is it lovely to give something back to our community, it is also pleasing that we have three of our very own Year 6 pupils playing for the team too. 

Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!


Deadline for Reception Class Application is Near!

The deadline to apply for a place in our Reception Class for September 2022 is approaching fast. 

If you want your child to be part of the Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary School family and begin their school adventure in our loving, caring and proudly Christian school, please click on the link below to submit your choice by 15th January 2022. If you want to find out more about our wonderful school, please call us on 01538 702355 (opt5), or email

To apply for a place for your child, click

Going for GOLD with God.

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