Why choose Richmond Academy?

We are a GOOD School!

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We were inspected by Ofsted in November 2022 and received a Good judgement in every single inspection category with a Good rating overall.

You can read our GLOWING Ofsted report below:

We're a Microsoft Showcase School!

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An engaging Curriculum that prepares children for the future

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A modern approach to teaching and learning

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Devices for every child

Purposeful integration of technology

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A child-centred, collaborative environment

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In traditional classrooms, children are sat at front-facing desks and for the most part, do not move from that space all day.

In our child-centred classrooms, children are able to take advantage of our flexible classroom furniture to move around the class to suit the current learning activity. This gives children more opportunities to work with others, be social or work independently.

A close knit community

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A caring, supportive and responsive EYFS

A smooth transition from EYFS to KS1

We believe that expecting our 5-year-old children to settle down to formal lessons as soon as they move into Year 1 is wrong. We passionately believe that young children learn best through play and exploration and therefore follow a ‘Continuous Provision’ method to ensure that children experience a smooth transition into more formal teaching. This results in happier, more engaged children, who are able to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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Why chose Richmond

Wrap-around care

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We recognise the importance of providing childcare options to assist working parents. 

Richmond Academy is open from 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

As well as our Breakfast Club and After School Club, we offer a range of free Extra-Curricular Clubs every term that children can take part in after school.

We have a school nursery!

Early Birds Nursery is a school nursery for 2, 3 and 4 year old’s, on the site of Richmond Academy.

Led by a qualified Teacher; the nursery offers three attendance options across the 5-day week.

A fully inclusive environment

We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment. 

We believe that all children have the right to succeed and we aim to meet the individual needs of our pupils at all times. We are able to provide a range of interventions and strategies which will minimise barriers to learning in a fun and stimulating manner. 

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Working together at Richmond

A commitment to well-being

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We prepare children to succeed in their personal and professional lives by nurturing both their thinking and social-emotional skills.

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A smooth transition to Reception

Do you want to help your child’s transition into their first year at school?

We run sessions every week to help familiarise children of pre-school age with our school.​

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Memorable residential trips

All children are given the opportunity to attend memorable residential trips in Year 4 and Year 6. 

Part of a transformative Multi Academy Trust

Richmond Academy is a leading school in The Stour Academy Trust, a Multi Academy Trust of 8 Primary Schools across Kent.

The Stour Academy Trust has set out to transform schools to better prepare our young people for the 21st century.