Richard Avenue Primary School

Address Hurstwood Road
Tyne and Wear
Contact Info. T: 0191 553 6053
Type School
About Us

Richard Avenue Primary School is a large school with 450 pupils from 3-11 years of age, two form entry and a nursery. The school is situated just outside Sunderland City centre, comprising of a vibrant mixture of pupils from white British and minority ethnic backgrounds, many of whom have English as an additional language (EAL). The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/ or disability is slightly above national, as is the % of pupils eligible for FSM and the percentage of transient pupils, 25%. There are therefore some barriers to learning that need additional focus and have high priority in the school.

Historically, due to the extremely low starting points on entry, despite very good progress across Early Years and KS1, some pupils still struggled. Very good progress across KS2, meant pupils were broadly in line with the national average, increasingly so over the last 2 years.