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School says parents are mostly local with both parents working, making sacrifices to send their children here. Head feels this contributes to the sense of pride children feel in being at the school and the community feel. One parent we chatted to during an afternoon fixture had moved their child in year 2 and said the curriculum, challenge and the head all made them wonder, ‘Why didn’t we move him here before?’ The focus on kindness is…

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What the school says...

Rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by ISI in its most recent full inspection, Richmond House School is an independent co-educational preparatory school providing an outstanding standard of education for children aged 2 to 11 years, within a happy, stimulating, family environment.

At Richmond House School, a team of dedicated staff are committed to giving each child the opportunity to develop into confident, hard-working and successful individuals, realising the school’s mission of developing the unique potential of every child.

All pupils are given the chance to learn and achieve across a broad range of activities and subject areas, nurturing the talents of each individual child. The breadth of activities offered aims to challenge pupils, build self-confidence, and lead pupils to discover new interests and skills.

The school boasts outstanding 11+ exam success, with pupils having their choice of senior school, and a substantial number being awarded scholarships.

In addition to strong academic credentials, Richmond House School is committed to providing all pupils with the opportunity to excel in all areas. The school is situated in 10 acres of land, providing excellent sports facilities and a dedicated Outdoor Learning area. The school offers pupils a wide range of sports to participate in, as well as specialist teaching in Art, Design Technology, ICT, Languages, Outdoor Learning, Music and Science.

Pastoral Care and pupil well-being is an important aspect of life at Richmond House School. Our Headteacher designed and oversees the Pastoral and Wellbeing Programme, working closely with staff, including the SENDCo, to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of all pupils.

Excellent Pre and After School Care, a Holiday Club, and an easily accessible car park and drop-off zone are available for busy families.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2022, Sharon Young, previously deputy head and before that a year 5 maths teacher (she has maths and sports expertise), having joined the school in 2011. Hails from the Lake District. A childhood living on the grounds of an outdoor pursuit centre gave her enthusiasm for all things active. Evident in the outdoor learning environment here. Other interests include riding, dog walking, hockey and athletics, both previously to national level. She studied sports at the University at Birmingham and has a PGCE at Carnegie in Leeds and MEd from Leeds University in psychology of learning. Originally secondary trained, she worked in the state sector before a stint at another prep with pastoral responsibilities convinced her to switch. Richmond House children drew her in - the diversity, both cultural and socio-economic (compared to her...

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Special Education Needs

At Richmond House School we have a dedicated SENCo to ensure that expert help is always available for any child who may need extra support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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