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6th Form pre public examinations

posted 17 Mar 2017, 01:56 by Phil Broughton

Year 12 and 13 students and their parents/carers may be interested in
viewing the Pre Public Examination (PPE) timetable that has been made available on our website. These exams begin on Monday 20 March and run for one week.


German Tutor required for Richmond Park Academy

posted 8 Mar 2017, 05:16 by Michele Colt

Richmond Park Academy is looking for a German Tutor to support our Year 9 German students. The Tutor will be expected to work during the school week at times to be agreed and as part of our Saturday morning intervention programme. The programme of work required will be at GCSE level.

Hourly rate of pay - £generous

If you think this is a role that would work for you please contact Debra Barlow, PA to Principal, Mr Mundy-Castle, at or 020 8487 1930.

National Autistic Society family seminars

posted 2 Mar 2017, 02:29 by Phil Broughton

Understanding Autism
The National Autistic Society (NAS) family seminars have been held in Kingston for the last couple of years and have been open to both Kingston and Richmond families. To make them more accessible for all, some of the seminars will now be held in Richmond as well.

The first one is going to be on 'Understanding Autism' and is to be held at Heathfields Infant School on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Please see this letter for more information. if you would like to book a place, please complete this application form and return to Jane Piddick at the address on the form. If you know of any families that might be interested then please pass the information on to them.

Governor Recruitment - Richmond Park Academy

posted 15 Feb 2017, 14:05 by Michele Colt

Do you have the skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to your community secondary school?

Richmond Park Academy is on the brink of an exciting new phase in its history, with an inspirational new Principal and high aspirations for the future. We’re now looking for volunteers to join our local governing body. We’d be especially interested in hearing from you if you have a background in, or in-depth knowledge of, the secondary education sector, experience in working with young people, or a professional track record in Human Resource Management.

The governing body…
  • ensures the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the academy
  • holds the Principal to account for its performance and leadership, and
  • oversees the financial performance of the school and ensures money is well spent
It meets in full once every half term, and each governor also sits on at least one sub-committee, also meeting half termly.Committees focus on key aspects of the school's performance…
  • Student Outcomes - student progress, attainment, teaching & learning
  • Finance & Resources - budgeting, expenditure, HR, Health & Safety, premises
  • Student Wellbeing - student safeguarding, pastoral support, behaviour and attendance
Could you make a positive contribution in any of these areas? If so, please email our Chair of Governors, David Heath to arrange an initial chat.

Pre Public Examinations

posted 10 Feb 2017, 21:30 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 21 Feb 2017, 02:08 ]

Year 11 students and their parents/carers may be interested in
viewing the Pre Public Examination (PPE) timetable that has been made available on our website. These exams begin on Monday 27 February and run for just over two weeks.


Table Tennis Tournament

posted 10 Feb 2017, 01:03 by Phil Broughton

Table Tennis Tournament 2017
House points are up for grabs in the 2017 House Table Tennis competition. It will take place on Friday 10 March between 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the Sports Hall. Matches are best of three games up to 11 points and the format will be groups followed by a knock-out competition. Everybody who enters will win points for their house and then points will be allocated depending on what round you get to!

If you think your table tennis skills are up to scratch enter your name into the competition by speaking to your tutor or to Ms Underwood by Friday 3 March.

Richmond's Favourite Dancer

posted 6 Feb 2017, 04:19 by Phil Broughton

Richmond's Favourite Dancer
Children aged 7-18 are invited to enter a youth choreography competition to become Richmond's Favourite Dancer.

The event takes place on Saturday 25 March at the RACC Theatre.

Enter online at by Wednesday 1 March.

Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary...    ...all styles are welcome.

Extracurricular dance opportunities

posted 12 Jan 2017, 07:37 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 07:38 ]

Combination Dance Company poster
Richmond Youth Dance

This youth performance company for 14-22-year-olds is accepting new places. Free training and unique performance opportunities with professional choreographers. Booking now for 2017.


Tuesdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm at Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot Richmond upon Thames, TW9 2RE.


Wednesdays from 3.30pm until 4.30pm at Richmond Park Academy - leading London Urban artists will create a new work for upcoming performances.

Contact Karen Palmer on or

Places limited - to secure a space please send your name, age and phone number.

You could also see Ms Wardlaw for more details.

Germany Revision Classes

posted 12 Jan 2017, 01:31 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 06:59 ]

German flag in shape of Germany.
Ms Williams will be running a revision club purely for Year 11 students that are studying the Germany unit in history. Each week there is a different topic - students do not have to attend every week, just for the topics they feel they need to recap on.

Science Booster Classes and KS3 Competition Winner

posted 21 Nov 2016, 09:52 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 5 Jan 2017, 07:49 ]

Fruit fly under an electron microscope

KS3 Science Competition - looking for young inventors 

The winner of the KS3 Science competition is Joshua in 7R2 for designing the i-scarf. Which in a nutshell, is a heated scarf, powered by a pressure generator inside a shoe, each time you take a step. Joshua's entry was chosen because it generates power from kinetic energy, is environmentally friendly, has low manufacturing costs (if made), could easily be patented, can incorporate existing technologies and would be a popular Christmas present. His design was clearly presented with diagrams and a detailed description.

Science Booster Classes

Key Stage 3 science booster classes are taking place every Friday with Ms Homewood. These will take place in P07 every Friday from 3.30pm up until 4.30pm. For the next two weeks, it will only be open to Year 9 students as we prepare for the Year 9 exams. Year 7 and 8 students will also be welcome from December onward.

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