Our school opened in September 1976 with 238 children in 7 classes.
Since then, the school has grown to become a 2-form entry school
with 420 pupils in 14 classes. For the academic year 2012-13 the
school was asked to admit 90 pupils into Foundation Stage. The
number of pupils on role has therefore risen to 450. There are
currently 15 classes with approximately 30 children in each class.
Within each classroom situation a variety of teaching strategies are
used as appropriate. Some children receive intervention in specific
areas of the curriculum from a Teaching Assistant.
The Richmond School has a large playing field surrounded by trees
and hedges. A living willow dome, wooden play houses, a stage, a
train and a boat are features where the children can play
feel that it is important to involve parents in their children’s
education. Parents of children new to our school are encouraged to
help with school activities and to become involved in the life of
Homework is given to all children and includes reading to a parent,
tables work, reading/word games, spellings and research (see
homework policy). Children are expected to take responsibility for
informing parents of the homework they have received and returning
it to school on the designated date.