Clifford Bridge Academy

From next Wednesday, we will be sending vouchers for children currently entitled to free school meals via email. This will save staff buying lots of gift cards and additional travel for parents to and from school. (In line with Government coronavirus guidance.)

Please can we ask, if you don’t normally do so, to check your emails regularly to ensure you get the voucher code for ASDA stores?

Please contact your school office via the office email address if you have any queries.

Rob Darling

Dear all,

Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time. The children and staff who have been in at our Inspire schools this week have been amazing.

We are rationalising our provision, following latest government advice, for Clifford Bridge/ Whittle and Walsgrave children at Walsgrave, and developing a slimmed-down approach at Stockingford and Hearsall. We need to ensure we can plan each day for only the minimal amount of staff being in school following government advice regarding minimising travelling, social distancing whilst providing childcare provision for the children of critical workers. Can we ask that you let us know the day before, by 12:00 noon, if you are wanting to access our childcare and haven’t regularly done so thus far? 

Telephone numbers below:

Clifford Bridge/ Hearsall/ Walsgrave/ Whittle Academies - 02476 612161

Stockingford - 02476 382277

This will help us only call on the staff who need to be in school. The same criteria around vulnerable groups and key worker stands. The safest place for child is at home, we can offer childcare only when this isn’t possible because you are a key worker. It was clear from the Prime Minister’s address on Monday evening that the Government's aim is to minimise travel/ social contact

Thank you again for your understanding.

Rob Darling

Head of Education, Primary - Inspire Education Trust


Welcome from our CEO


It is my pleasure to welcome you to Clifford Bridge Academy. Our school is member of the Inspire Multi-Academy Trust of five primary schools. The other schools are: Hearsall community Academy, Stockingford Academy, Academy, Walsgrave CE Academy and Whittle Academy

Clifford Bridge primary school is a popular primary school with a village like feel in a popular residential location. The school was lucky enough to have a new build and refurbishment in 2013 as it grew from a one to two form entry school.

We are all positive about the autonomy and independence that comes with our schools being a group of academies working together. The schools are accountable to a ‘Board of Directors’ and the ‘Local Governing Body’.

At Inspire Education Trust we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our children. They are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to inspire all learners and we want all our schools to be the best they can be and for each child to discover the skills, abilities, talents and interests that lie within them.

The schools have a desire to question, change and innovate to ensure that what they provide enables our children to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

We believe in working in partnership, enabling us to ensure all children to achieve their full potential. Our schools know the impact that working collaboratively can bring.

At the same time, we recognise the importance for each school to retain and promote their individual identity. Every school has its own context and challenges. This is why we encourage our member schools to lead and manage in a way that preserves that individual identity and responds to the specific needs of their children and community.

The combination of autonomy and collaboration across key areas of leadership and management, underpinned by shared vision, values and best practice is what makes our schools special.

We want to work in partnership with parents and carers and will provide regular opportunities for you to come into school. We have an open door policy and all problems and concerns will be promptly dealt with.

I hope to see your children regularly when I am in school to share and celebrate with them their hard work, efforts and achievements and I look forward to seeing you in the near future!

Lois Whitehouse


Welcome from our ACTING Head


I would like to welcome you to our school website. I hope you find the site informative and easy to use, and enjoy finding out about all the exciting things we get up to in our happy and successful school.

Here at Clifford Bridge Academy, the children, parents, carers, staff and friends of school are central to our school community. Our mission statement “Together we achieve, individually we grow” underpins all that we do. We are a vibrant and happy two-form entry school, who were graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in October 2019, with three of the five areas being graded as ‘Outstanding’. The report stated, “Pupils at Clifford Bridge Academy love to learn and teachers expect the best…Pupils are a credit to the school and are excellent ambassadors. They are right to be proud of their school. Parents say that Clifford Bridge is a very special place.”  Follow this link to read the full report.

As part of the Inspire Multi-Academy Trust, we work in close partnership with Walsgrave CE Academy, Whittle Academy, Hearsall Community Academy and Stockingford Academy. The links between the schools are both stimulating and supportive, enabling us to share best practice though collaborative leadership and management.

As an academy, we have the freedom to shape the curriculum to suit the needs of our pupils. This enables us to embrace the latest educational initiatives whilst at the same time ensure that we have a rigorous approach to the core areas of learning: reading, writing and mathematics. Our thematic curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all our children and equip them for learning in the 21st century. Lessons are exciting and challenging. We emphasise resilience, collaboration and reflectiveness because these Learning Powers will enable our children to develop the personal qualities necessary for life beyond Clifford Bridge Academy.

Our children at Clifford Bridge Academy are a delight. The ethos of our happy school is one of support, care and respect. Our incredibly talented staff are passionate about our children’s development, both academically and socially. We pride ourselves on developing each child as an individual, and in doing so we ensure that our school is inclusive and fair to all.

Here at Clifford Bridge Academy we promote a true collaboration between school and home, so that together we can ensure your child reaches their potential in terms of learning and behaviour. We warmly welcome involvement from parents, carers and the wider community in all aspects of school life. We value good communication and links, and believe our weekly newsletters, school website, Class Dojo, Twitter and Facebook updates achieve this.

We are firm believers that “seeing is believing”, and therefore would strongly encourage you to come and visit us for yourselves in order to get a true sense of our incredible school.

 Beki Moore

Acting Headteacher                  

Clifford Bridge Academy is a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of five Primary Schools, Hearsall Academy, Stockingford Academy, Walsgrave Academy and Whittle Academy. The Trust benefits from the shared leadership of the CEO, Executive Principal Primary, and her team. The trust grew from a shared belief that children deserve a first-class education so that each individual child understands what they are capable of, what talents they have, and strives for excellence in themselves in order to succeed in the next stage of their education and the world of work.

We understand that every member of staff is here for the best interest of the children. We want to ensure that every child is valued and that the unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated and recognised for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.

Our mission statement captures the way in which we work to achieve this.

“Together we achieve, individually we grow”

The schools work in a spirit of partnership with a shared curriculum and staff training. Leaders at all levels meeting regularly to ensure consistency of standards, expectations and approach in all five schools.

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21 Jul 2018 Everybody had such a lovely time in our final 'come and share'.

17 Jul 2018 The best part was tasting them in our Nursery picnic afterwards. They were delicious, if we do say so ourselves!

17 Jul 2018 We loved designing and making our own sandwiches. We are so grown-up now!

6 Jul 2018 What a fantastic Art Day! Jackson Pollock would be so proud!


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02476 451720