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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.

Facilities for after school homework extended

posted 16 Nov 2016, 08:41 by Michele Colt

We are delighted to announce that we are extending the after school provision for homework across all parts of the school. From today, Wednesday 16th November, students can remain in school until 5pm to complete their homework. The Library is open to all years in the school. In addition, Years 7-9 can use the IT Suite in the Gilpin Building and Years 10-11 can use the IT suite in Palewell Building.Each location will have adult supervision. We hope that many of our students will take advantage of this opportunity.

African Adventure

posted 6 Jun 2016, 04:09 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 8 Jun 2016, 01:31 ]

We are offering your child the chance to be part of an amazing school trip to Kenya in Africa, in February half term 2018, where they will be able to volunteer in the local community and work at schools in developing areas. We would like to invite you to an information evening at 5.30pm on Thursday 9 June, where parents and students will be able to find out more, without obligation and ask any questions about this exciting opportunity.

The trip is for current Year 7, 8 and 9 students. Click here to read more.

African Adventures are the organisers of the tour. Watch their video below.

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