Class Teacher – Vacancy

16 February 18

Required for September 2018

Check out our current vacancy page for more details.

Express & Star – School is making the right impression with ‘good’ rating

15 February 18

February Half Term

14 February 18

Just a quick reminder schools closes on Thursday 15th February for half term.
Friday 16th February is an inset day.
School re-opens to pupils on Monday 26th February.

Parent Forum

18 January 18

A big thank you to everyone who attended Parent Voice on Friday 12th January 2018.  I hope that you enjoyed our breakfast of salmon fish fingers and courgette and orange cake as much as I did!

It was great to see so many familiar faces but I do hope that more new faces are able to attend the next session.  I do take on board that whilst the original date of the 15th December 2017 was very well published the change in date (due to the impact of the snow closures) was not so well published.

We are going to try to time the next Parent Voice with the parent lunch that was requested by those who were able to attend Parent Voice.  We will confirm the date as soon as we can.

Kate Meecham—Chair of Governors.

Please click here for a summary of the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.

SNOW UPDATE: Wednesday 13th – OPEN

12 December 17

School is open tomorrow (Wednesday 13th December).   Children can arrive anytime between 8:40 and 9:10.  Please wrap up in extra layers as it is colder in school due to the freezing temperature.  Whilst we are clearing the site, the roads into school are still icy so please wear suitable footwear and take extra care.

Due to the school closure there will be some changes to our original Christmas plans. The school fayre will not take place tomorrow as previously planned. 

Zone assembly and parent voice will also be postponed- we’ll update you with a new date for these as soon as possible.  Winter Wonderland was due to take place today but will now take place on Friday 15th December so please bring wellies and warm clothes on this day.

The Christmas production at Rising Brook church will still take place on Tuesday 19th December and Christmas party day will be on Monday 18th December as previously planned.

Once again we thank you for your patience. 


SNOW UPDATE: Tuesday 12th – CLOSED

11 December 17

Having taken reports from staff and governors concerning conditions around Stafford, they are all consistently reporting severe issues with ice on roads and pavements. Given the extremely low temperatures forecast for tonight (as low as -10C) this could cause problems for the morning travel to school. Consequently, in agreement with the Chair of Governors, I am closing the school again tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December. Again, I apologise for the inconvenience caused but the safety of everyone is paramount and I believe that the journey to school, at what is of course the coldest point of the day, is an unjustifiable risk. This is always an extremely difficult decision to make, and your support in this matter is very much appreciated.
Mrs Tewley


10 December 17

Dear parents

I have taken the decision to close the school tomorrow. This decision has not been taken lightly. I have been informed that the conditions in Stafford are not great and that many roads are currently impassable. Myself and several members of staff have attempted the journey to Stafford today to judge the routes for tomorrow and several of us have even struggled to leave our homes. As always thank you for your continued support.

I will send a text tomorrow regarding Tuesday as soon as I have made a decision.

Artsmark Success – Silver Award

20 October 17

RPA is pleased to announce that last week we received confirmation that we have been awarded the Artsmark Silver Award, which we will hold for the next 2 years. The panel comments:

“Your children are offered equal opportunity to participate in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences and you recognise the importance of development opportunities for your staff in these areas. You understand the value of working with arts and cultural organisations and your children and young people have an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to build on the foundations of your provision.”

Well done to all the staff and children for their commitment and hard work, and particularly to Mrs Lord, who led our Artsmark application.

Welcome Back

06 September 17

We would like to wish a warm welcome back to all the children, their parents and carers, families, and friends at the start of the new academic year. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead as the children begin their learning journey and being able to share their wonderful work throughout the year with you.


Ofsted Report 2017

19 May 17

I am delighted to be able to tell you that our OFSTED Inspection Report is now available. We are extremely pleased to be able to say that Rowley Park Academy has been judged to be a GOOD school; OUTSTANDING for Leadership and Management and OUTSTANDING for Early Years Foundation Provision.

Overall effectiveness GOOD

Leadership and Management OUTSTANDING

Personal Development OUTSTANDING behaviour and well-being GOOD

Teaching, Learning and Assessment GOOD

Outcomes GOOD

Early Years Provision (Nursery and Reception) OUTSTANDING

To read the full report please Click Here

To read the letter from Mrs Tewley Click Here