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  • St Richard's Church of England Primary School
    Ashburnham Road
    Ham
    Richmond
    Surrey
    TW10 7NL
  • Head: Mrs Carmen Palmer
  • T 020 8940 7911
  • F 020 8332 0987
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.srsa.richmond.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 255
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Always available to see prospective parents.
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 19th June 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 9th May 2014

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 17th June 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

St Richard's is a small, inclusive church school, set in generous green surroundings. It boasts good rates of pupil progress, a strong sense of belonging, a united, ambitious and friendly staff team, excellent facilities and even its own school pool!

Recently graded a 'Good' school by Ofsted, St Richard's believes wholeheartedly in a culture of 'behaviour through expectation'. The school places is a strong emphasis on staffs' continued professional development and welcomes the government's desire to raise expectation and achievement for all. The extra curricular activities on offer are plentiful and many of them are provided free of charge by staff and volunteers.

The SEN provision is a strong feature of the school, with one member of staff recently receiving an award for 'best educational resource' at last year's BESA Education Awards.

The PTFA (Parent, Teacher & Friends Assoc) is now well known for running regular, big name comedy evenings (Tim Vine included!) and the school's presence in the community and at local events, is well felt and increasingly ambitious.

The school has a rich musical heritage and places in the infant and junior choirs are highly prized. Last year, as well as singing for parents and visitors each term, the children sang at the Ham Fair, the community 'Carols by Candlelight' service, the Rose Theatre Kingston, M&S 100th Year Anniversary and the O2 Arena!

'Thank you for inviting me to the Candlelit Service. I really enjoyed it by far the best Carols of all the Carol concerts I went to (7!) The kids were just lovely huge praise to the music teacher. They all looked like they were really enjoying performing.' Sarah Tippett, Richmond Park Conservatives.

Prospective parents are welcome to make an appointment to see the Head Teacher and visit the school throughout the year.
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What the parents say...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

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

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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