Archibald Primary School

A Welcome to Archibald Primary School Website from the Headteacher

“Believe and Achieve!”

Mrs Jefferies

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you find it a useful source of information and that it gives a good insight into our busy and friendly school.


Archibald Primary School, part of the Middlesbrough Cooperative Learning Trust, is proud to be an inclusive place for children to learn.  We welcome pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to come together to share new experiences and learn from each another. We want all of our children to feel welcomed, happy and fulfilled; recognising that all children are different and that these differences create opportunities for adults and children alike to learn more about ourselves and each other. Helping children in developing good attitudes and values is a key feature of our work. We firmly believe that everyone can achieve their best and are committed to our ‘I can do it!’ culture. We believe teaching and learning at Archibald to be ‘outstanding. We are very proud of our school, curriculum and results.  We are committed to pursuing continual improvement in our performance through working closely with a range of partner organisations so that we can offer our pupils the very best educational experience possible. As parents, carers and other family members you are encouraged to take an active interest in your children’s education. We aim to keep you well informed about activities and events in the school, so that you can share these experiences with your children. It is important that children feel that their positive learning experience in school is reinforced at home and we aim to work in close partnership with you to achieve this. We are very proud of our school and particularly of our children, who are its most effective ambassadors.

If you want to find out more about our fantastic school please look on the website and feel free to contact the school reception for further information.

Mrs A Jefferies,



The key components of our school ethos are:

In our school we aim to understand and meet the needs of the individual child.  In order to do so, the school provides a happy, safe, secure and intellectually stimulating environment where the children are not merely given the opportunity to reach their full potential, but are expected to do so.

The children of Archibald Primary School are encouraged to give of their best by putting the emphasis on personal achievement.

In return we adopt a philosophy of continuous improvement in every aspect of the school’s work and life – always placing the children’s work at the centre of the learning process.  


•Absolute belief: we continually reinforce the total belief that all pupils have potential and will achieve

•Increasingly high expectations: for achievement, quality of all work, behaviour and manners

•Explicit teaching of expected behaviour through assemblies, PSHCE lessons, circle time, golden rules, and modelling and rewarding desired behaviours

•Shared values instilled continually through a variety of experiences

•Families as partners through regular communication with parents/carers, a home school partnership, triangulation meetings, inductions for all pupils starting school, ‘open door’ policy and on-going communication strategies through the weekly newsletter, plasma screens, text messages, positive recognitions (certificates sent home)

•Messaging aspiration through the environment: mottoes, posters and banners in classrooms and corridors throughout the school, school productions, performances and sports events

•Clear and continuous communication of expectations, aspirations and values to pupils and families.

OfSTED Report

Our most recent OfSTED inspection was in May 2017.

The report can be viewed online here

Term Dates

Please click the here for 2016/2017 term dates.

PD Days

Our PD days for this year are as follows:

PD Day 1 – Friday 1st September 2017: Preparation Day

PD Day 2 – Monday 4th September 2017: Outstanding teaching and learning

PD Day 3 –  Monday 30th October 2017: Arts awards, Phonics and Commando Jo

PD Day 4 – Friday 12th January 2018: Reading

PD Day 5 – Monday 23rd July 2018: Report writing



We are a Foundation School and are part of the Middlesborough Co-operative Learning Trust along with six other schools. For more information on this please click here to visit our Partnerships page.