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Press Release – Primary School Receives Glowing Report after Recent Inspection

Pupils and staff at Middleton on the Wolds Primary are celebrating after receiving their latest National Society Inspection Report. The distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church of England school are described throughout the report as being good.

Children prosper both academically and spiritually, they understand and are nurtured by the ethos that underpins the school. Academic progress and standards have been rising and children do well, including those for whom progress is more difficult to realise. All children grow to become curious, keen to learn, respectful, eager to show kindness, caring and freely give their friendship. Relationships in school are very good; children are well behaved and look after each other. They show concern through their support of charities and willingly get involved with activities outside the school.

In April 2014 Middleton on the Wolds formally federated with Beswick and Watton Primary and Bishop Wilton primary schools. The three Church of England schools share an executive Headteacher, Steve Woodhouse. The inspection report describes this new arrangement as a very positive move; ’Middleton has benefited greatly from the pool of expertise in three schools. Both its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a church school have improved rapidly since its last inspection. Leadership roles extend across all schools enabling more focussed management and improvement for taught subjects and more effective promotion of children’s personal and spiritual development. School leaders have created a school with a very tangible Christian ethos: one where adults and children enjoy working together and children do well.’

Mr Woodhouse was pleased with the outcome of the inspection, ‘I am very proud of our school and all who are connected with it. The report shows the positive steps we are taking to improve the primary experience for every child. Our Christian values are very important to us and are clearly evident each and every day. With its family atmosphere and personalised support, our school provides many opportunities that larger schools can’t possibly offer.’

Parents have great respect for the school and fully support the way that a focus on its Christian inspiration is used to enhance the provision for children’s intellectual and spiritual development.

A future target, resulting from the inspection, is for the school to extend pupils’ learning of other faiths and cultures in preparation for living in a diverse society.

SATs results 2015

69% Level 4+
31% Level 5
92% Level 4+
23% Level 5
85% Level 4+
23% Level 5


Monday 2nd November 3:45pm – MOWSA Meeting at school
Friday 27th November – Non uniform day (for tombola prizes)
Friday 4th December, 6:30-8:30pm – Christmas Quiz

Parents’ Meetings for Autumn Term

Monday 19th Oct FS2 Parents’ Meetings
Wednesday 11th Nov Year 3&4 Parents’ Meetings
Thursday 12th Nov Year 1&2 Parents’ Meetings
Thursday 12th Nov Year 3&4 Parents’ Meetings
Thursday 12th Nov Year 5&6 Parents’ Meetings

Red, White & Blue Day

Middleton on the Wolds Primary School celebrates Red, White & Blue Day with colourful tribute to Service Families.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Pupils from Middleton on the Wolds Primary School marked RWBDay14 by dressing up in patriotic colours and learning all about service life.  They also had a visit from two local servicemen who arrived in a jackal, parking the armoured vehicle in the middle of the school playground!

More than eighty pounds was raised for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The children took part in special lessons focusing on what life is like for many thousands of Service children, and thinking about the events of World War One as well as subsequent conflicts in the last hundred years.

The money raised will help Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families, in times of need.

Mr Woodhouse, Executive Headteacher, said “The children enjoyed dressing in red, white and blue for the day but the lessons also provided a more serious side to the event.  The children learnt more about our Armed Services and the sacrifices they have made, both historically and currently. I would like to thank the two royal marines who were superb with the children and gave them a true insight into their work. ”

The national schools’ day has raised more than £100,000 since it began in 2011. This year’s event has seen a record number of school children taking part across the country.

For more information, including details on how to be part of RWBDay15, visit


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Debbie Holdsworth to join the DfE’s National Curriculum Test Development Panel

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An East Riding primary school teacher recently received a very special invitation. Debbie Holdsworth from Middleton on the Wolds Primary school was selected to join the Department for Education’s National Curriculum Test Development Panel in London.

Miss Holdsworth, who teaches children in Years 1 and 2 at the school, was very pleased to have been chosen for the three day meeting. ‘It has been a wonderful opportunity to be able to learn from colleagues from right across the country. I feel I now have a deeper understanding of the new primary curriculum and how it is assessed.The process of test development is incredibly complex and people don’t necessarily appreciate how much work goes into getting a test ready for the children’.

The Standards and Testing Agency is currently developing KS1 Grammar punctuation and spelling tests for use in 2016.

Executive Headteacher of Middleton on the Wolds Primary, Steve Woodhouse, said ‘It is so important for the DfE to gain advice and support from expert teachers who are still in the classroom. Debbie is an excellent practitioner and I am pleased she has been given the opportunity to shape the future of national assessments.’

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA), an executive agency of the Department for Education, is now responsible for the development and delivery of all statutory assessments from early years to the end of key stage 3. This work was previously carried out by the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, which ceased its final remaining functions in March 2012.


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Autumn Term Events

Thursday 8th October
Lunchtime – Year 2 Recorder Club, Guitar Lessons
Lunchtime FS/KS1 Multi Skills Club
3:30-4:30pm KS2 Multi Skills Club

Friday 9th October
Violin Lessons
3:30-4:30pm KS2 Gardening Club

Y1/Y2 Cross Country Saturday 10th October
The Year 1 & 2 cross country event will be held at Driffield Junior School on Saturday 10th October between 10:00 and 11:00 am. There will be 4 races held on the day, run over distances of between 400-600m.

Monday 12th October 2015
NSPCC (collecting sponsor forms/money)

Tuesday 13th October
Senior Citizens’ Tea
Our Senior Citizens’ Tea will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday 13th October.
NO Guitar Lessons

Wednesday 14th October
Year 5 Bikeability Training
3:30-4:30pm KS2 ICT Club (Group 1)
KS2 Biathlon at Driffield Leisure Centre

Thursday 15th October
AM Year 1 & 2 Nasal Flu Vaccinations
Year 5 Bikeability Training
Lunchtime – Year 2 Recorder Club
Lunchtime FS/KS1 Multi Skills Club
NO KS2 Multi Skills Club

Friday 16th October
Violin Lessons
3:30-4:30pm KS2 Gardening Club

Monday 19th October 2015
Foundation Stage Parents’ Meetings
3:30-5:30pm Year 3 & 4 Football at Driffield School

Tuesday 20th October 2015
9:30-10:30am Beverley Childrens’ Centre
9:30-11:30am Years 3 & 4 Athletics at Driffield Leisure Centre
1:00-3:00pm Years 5 & 6 Athletics at Driffield Leisure Centre
1:30-2:30pm Middleton Minis
Guitar Lessons

Wednesday 21st October 2015
3:30-4:30pm KS2 ICT Club (Group 1)
KS2 Biathlon at Driffield Leisure Centre

Thursday 22nd October 2015
Lunchtime – Year 2 Recorder Club
Lunchtime FS/KS1 Multi Skills Club
NO KS2 Multi Skills Club

Friday 23rd October 2015
Violin Lessons
NO KS2 Gardening Club
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