Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Settle CE Primary School

Richard Wright is executive headteacher at Settle CE Primary School, a Local Authority Maintained, Voluntary Controlled Primary in North Yorkshire.

Career Overview

Settle CE Primary is currently in a formal federation partnership with Kirkby-in-Malhamdale Primary School and Richard is in the position of shared, executive headteacher. The school received its last inspection in 2016 during Richard’s headship and was judged to be “good” by Ofsted.

Under Richard’s leadership, the school strives for high academic standards as well as encouraging pupils to develop life skills such as cooking, first aid, financial management, self defence, STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) and personal wellbeing attributes that include resilience and self-mastery.

Richard has also seen the school become a leader in Computing, and in 2019 it became a CAS Hub provider. The school also has considerable expertise in STEM Teaching and is a Rolls-Royce National Finalist. From over 2000 entries, the school was awarded National Recognition as the Rolls-Royce Employees Choice Award Winning School in November 2018. In 2019 it was awarded the NFU Farmvention Award and again named a national finalist for STEM work carried out in 2020.

Richard’s headship also saw the school become one of the first in North Yorkshire to receive the Sports Premium Award (2016) for exemplary provision. It has also bloomed to become a lead representative for sports in regional competition with pupils gaining regional and national success in rugby, netball, athletics, hockey, Judo, golf and cross country running.

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