Starting School at Richmond?

Everything you need to know...

Make sure you have read our Why choose Richmond? page before you start!

If your child is going to be starting school with us, scroll through this page for lots of useful information for new parents.

Who we are

Richmond Academy

Headteacher
Ms H Evemy

Deputy Headteacher
Miss E Smith

SENCO
Miss C Mansell

How we communicate

We use a parent communication app called Weduc as the primary method of communication with our parents. 

We use Weduc to:

  • Send and receive messages (which parents receive as app notifications)
  • Share letters and newsletters
  • Share key dates on our calendar
  • Share what’s been going on at the school in our newsfeed
  • Share useful links in ‘The Hub’

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Weduc-app

School Uniform

Richmond Academy School Uniform

We have thought carefully about our school uniform and have chosen it to be comfortable and practical for primary aged children whilst also being affordable for families.

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School Meals

We offer a balanced and nutritious school meals menu where children are encouraged to try a variety of new foods.

School Meals

Parent Consultation Evenings

Parent consultation evening

We hold two parent consultation evenings each academic year. They take place via video appointment where the parent joins a live video call with the teacher.

Timings of the school day/term dates

Over a school year, pupils are required to attend school for 190 days. Children do not come into school on Staff Development Days or Bank Holidays.

Richmond Academy is open from 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Compulsory times for children are 8.45am – 3.15pm which equates to 6 hours 30 minutes a day, or 32.5 hours per week.

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Times

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08:45

Latest student arrival time

08:45am – 10:40am

Registration/Lessons

10:40am – 10:55am

Break

10:55am – 12:00pm

Lessons

12:00pm – 12:55pm

Lunch

12:55pm – 2:00pm

Lessons

2.00pm – 2.15pm

KS1 Break (optional for KS2)

2.15pm – 3.15pm

Lessons

3.15pm

School Finishes

Parent Support Advisor

Parent support advisor

We have an in-school PSA who can support parents both practically and emotionally with any issues they may have regarding their children and/or school.

Foodbank

Every Thursday, 4pm – 6pm, we host Swale Foodbank’s very first Sheppey-based foodbank centre.

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