Main Road, Smalley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6EF
10 reasons to choose Richardson Endowed Primary School
Richardson Endowed Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Ilkeston and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Richardson Endowed Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 19 members of Embark Multi-Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Derbyshire LEA.
Average class size
Richardson Endowed Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Richardson Endowed Primary School ranks in the top 30% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The Richardson Endowed Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Richardson Endowed Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Richardson Endowed Primary School
School has Academy status, with more freedom over its curriculum and teaching methods than other state schools. As a member of Embark Multi-Academy Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of 6 schools, it also has access to more specialist teachers and resources than most state schools. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.00am to 5.45pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Richardson Endowed Primary School
Derby High School (9.1 miles); Derby Grammar School (10 miles).
West Park School (6 miles); The Ecclesbourne School (6.3 miles); Landau Forte College (6.5 miles).