Click here to view our 2019 KS2 SATs results together with details of KS1 and Phonics Testing KS2-SATs-Results-2019

Year 6 Special Awards – July 2019

Head Girl and Head Boy

Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy

Brierley Cup (in memory of Parish Priest who built our school)

Quilligotti Cup (donated by a family whose children were some of the first pupils in the original school)

Amy Fleming Merit Award Cup (in memory of past pupil)

St Dominic’s Science Award

The MGL Technology Award

Amy Mallinson Trophy

St Richard’s Music Cup

Fr. Chang Award

The Olympic Athletic Award

St Richard’s Olympic Award Cup

Prefects of the Year Shield

House Captains’ Awards

St Luke – Winning House of the Year

Exceptional Maths Results

Exceptional Reading Comprehension Results

Exceptional Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Results

St Richard’s recently took part in the ‘Be Seen In Green’ for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital appeal and raised a massive £693.40.  Thank you to all who took part.  Some classes were visited by Humphrey (the mascot for the hospital).

In September 2018 St Richard’s received some very exciting news, we have been included in this year’s Parliamentary Review for Primary Schools.  We have been chosen for our outstanding practice in many areas.  The school’s profile is part of a reporting document that every school in the North West of England will received.  There is a forward by the Prime Minister, Theresa May and the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds.  You can see the whole report online at under the section Primary Schools (Greater Manchester).  We are very proud of this achievement.

Click here to view Letter from Bishop John Arnold congratulating St Richard’s on the Parliamentary Review

Review from The Rt Hon Theresa May Theresa May

Review from The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP Damian Hinds

St Richard’s R C Primary School Review St Richard’s Review


We are passionate about READING AT ST RICHARD’S!  We were one of the twelve schools selected by OFSTED to take part in the Reading by Six Survey – How the best schools do it.

Reading for pleasure is at the heart of all our teaching of reading.

Evidence supports what we have always believed – that reading for pleasure enables children to excel in all curriculum areas.

“To learn to read is to light a fire,

Every syllable that is spelled out…..

Is a spark!”  Victor Hugo

We have had so many special visitors this year who obviously agree with us!  They were equally impressed with our MATHS, especially with our 2015 SATs results of Level 4+  98%, Level 5+  74% and Level 6  20%.  We have averaged 73% Level 5 over the past 4 years!

Our Maths results in 2016 at KS2 were 91% pupils meeting expectations, with a high percentage of pupils exceeding expectations.

At St. Richard’s, we are proud of all our MATHEMATICIANS, and we continue to reinforce the existing practice that we already adhere to and concurs with the New Maths Curriculum which states:-

“A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.”


The SSAT is an organisation that collates and analyses data from the DfE and OFSTED to publish the annual Educational Outcomes database.  We were notified by them recently to inform us that our school has enabled children to achieve attainment in reading, writing and maths that is significantly higher than the national average at Key Stage 2, and includes higher than average added value.  This achievement puts us in the top 10% of schools nationally and makes us eligible for an award, the 2014 Educational Outcomes Award for Exceptional Attainment.

St Richard’s are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Online Safety Mark.  To view our certificate and read our Online Safety Mark Report please click on the links below:

St Richards RC Primary School Online Safety Mark Report 4 Oct 2017

St.Richard’s are proud to announce that we have once again been awarded the prestigious Naace ICT Mark.  Schools accredited with the ICT Mark standard are demonstrating that they are committed to using technology to improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency.  Computing provision and learning will continue to expand and improve at the school, with plenty of new and exciting technology on its way.

Click here to view our 2018 KS2 SATs results together with details of KS1 and Phonics Testing KS2-SATs-Results-2018

Click here to view our 2017 KS2 SATs results together with details of KS1 and Phonics Testing KS2 SATs Results 2017

Click here to view our 2016 KS2 SATs results together with details of KS1 and Phonic Test Results KS2-SATs-Results-2016

Click here to view our 2015 KS2 SATs results together with details of KS1 and Phonic Test Results KS2 SATs Results, KS1 and Phonic Test Results

Click here to view our 2014 KS2 SAT’s results Key Stage 2 SAT 2014

Click here to view our 2014 KS1 SATs results   Key Stage 1 SAT 2014