Coffee Mornings for parents/carers of pupils with SEND


Coffee Mornings for parents/carers of pupils with SEND

We are delighted to share news of special events in our area which are to support parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

The main aims of the coffee mornings are:
- To provide a safe space for parents/carers of children with SEND to support one another emotionally, spiritually and practically.
- Gather together for a cuppa and the chance to talk and listen.
- Support parents/carers spiritually and offer a space to be together and for prayer.
- Offer practical support, signpost to support services, share knowledge and listen to guest speakers.

The sessions take place on the 2nd Monday of the month, 9.00am-11.00am at All Saints’ Church, New Road, Dilhorne ST10 2PQ (please park on the road, or at the Dilhorne recreation centre).

Next sessions:

Monday 13th November;
Monday 11th December.

For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 01782 312570, or via the church’s facebook page.

Secondary school applications


Secondary school applications

Secondary school applications

Although we are very early in the school year, parents and carers of our wonderful pupils in Year 6 have been busy considering secondary schools for September 2024.

Just a little reminder that applications to secondary schools need to be made by 31 October 2023.

To apply, please visit:  

Edwards and Ward are recruiting!


Edwards and Ward are recruiting!

Edwards and Ward are currently recruiting for school catering assistants and supervisors. 

To find out more, send your CV or contact: 

Help with Broadband and Phone Costs


Help with Broadband and Phone Costs

To continue to support a number of our wonderful families, we are pleased to signpost you towards the Ofcom website who are providing details of ways in which some families may be entitled to reduced prices for their broadband and phone.

Ofcom state:

“Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband.

They’re delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, Ofcom is encouraging companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.”

For further information, to check your eligibility, and to see if this is right for you, please follow this link to the Ofcom website.

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
🙌 Over 1.3 million people have now been referred to the ‘Healthier You’ NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Check your risk of type 2 diabetes using the Diabetes risk tool – it could be the most important thing you do today.

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.

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