• Congratulations to our Yr6 pupil who has been offered a place at Tiffin Girls School this Sept 2014
  • Our school POOL refurbishment plans are fully funded & underway
  • 2012-2013 Best Pupil Progress in the Richmond Borough
  • St Richard's are winners of the 2014 TW10 Junior Footballl League
  • "I think you are doing an amazing job! I'm so proud of my kids going to St Richard's. I recommend the school whenever I can". Parent 2014
  • We reached the Richmond Borough Swimming Gala FINALS 2014
  • Welcome Harlequins Rugby Club who are running our Tag Rugby Training!
  • "There is a real sense of 'Team' among the staff". Parent 2014
  • Our First Class Pool refurbishment will be complete Oct 2014
  • "This school is well on its way to being Outstanding" OFSTED feedback interview 2014
  • "The teachers are amazing, the admin staff are fabulous and the Head Teacher gets involved in absolutely everything". Parent 2014
  • Huge thanks to Grey Court & Hampton School for collaborating with us
  • "Leaders set high targets for teachers – all staff track the progress of pupils regularly". Ofsted May 2014
  • 4yrs+ of increasingly high attainment at Key Stage 2
  • "Teachers provide lessons that are fun and interesting". Ofsted May 2014
  • "Careful attention is paid to the needs of each pupil - and the result is a clear plan for any pupil that is falling behind and not making expected progress". Ofsted May 2014
  • "Parents are very complimentary about the enthusiasm and dedication of the teachers who ‘go beyond the call of duty”. Ofsted May 2014
Welcome from the Head Teacher

Head TeacherI am tremendously proud to be the Head Teacher here. We are lucky to benefit from unusually generous green surroundings. In addition we have  well laid out buildings and our very own swimming pool, which is about to be completely refurbished, with upgraded changing rooms and facilities to enable disabled access too. However, we feel it is our strong, inclusive Christian ethos that really sets us apart.

This is an intimate and nurturing place to learn, for every child, whatever their background. The atmosphere is calm, ordered and purposeful – never rigid or over directed - but disciplined, respectful and organised. We have high aspirations for all our pupils and believe that through stretching children we build their confidence and self esteem.

St Richard's is positioned in the centre of Ham and with this in mind we constantly look for opportunities to serve our local community, helping to shape its future through the children who attend our school. Central to my purpose is that the children here learn to give from the heart, in response to the needs of others, rather than out of obligation.

The entire school gathers in St Richard’s Church each Tuesday to reflect upon important issues, to worship together and to consider the Christian principles that are at the heart of our ethos. Within this loving, compassionate environment, we find that teaching and learning are all the more effective right across the curriculum.

We welcome prospective parents who would like to visit. I hope that you will be amongst them and very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Carmen Palmer

"All parents and carers who responded to ‘Parent View’ consider that the school is well led and managed". Ofsted Inspection Report May 2014