Welcome to Richmond Park Academy

Richmond Park Academy (RPA) is an inclusive, dynamic 11-18 secondary school located in the London Borough of Richmond on the boundary with the London Borough of Wandsworth. We have a student body of close to 900 diverse and talented students all working hard as individuals and as a school body to "find their remarkable". As a school we have a relentless approach to the improvement of teaching and learning which is exemplified by our commitment to after school, Saturday school and residential teaching programmes. However, enrichment programmes are a fundamental part of the fabric of our school. Our extracurricular programmes are second to none and our July enrichment week, World Week, is an important part of the RPA learning experience.

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StaRPA next week - book your tickets now!

The re-scheduled StaRPA will take place next Wednesday 26 June. It is packed full of fantastic acts so come and see for yourself. Book now on ParentPay. Tickets are only £5!

Rockin' Surfboard at Sheenstock!

Our fantastic summer festival is coming soon and will be introducing some real festival treats! There will amazing food from burgers and ice cream to samosas and pancakes. Be entertained by our silent disco and the rockin' surfboard and chill out with some yoga and the chill out zone including massage. See more....

Annie - booking now for July dates!

Book now to see our talented drama students in action as they take on the musical classic, Annie. Performances are on Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July. Book now on ParentPay. See more...

Parents' Information Evening

There will be a Parents' Information Evening for the upcoming World Week trip to the Isle of Wight. This evening will be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 5:45pm in Hertford Hall. Please enter via the Hertford student entrance. Read more.

Summer One newsletter - take a look!

Our Summer 1 newsletter is now published and can be viewed on our newsletters page. It features changes on the Senior Leadership team, double success for our boys football and news on how to book tickets for our fantastic festival, Sheenstock. Have a read! See more...

Farewell to Mona Adams, stalwart supporter of RPA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mona Adams after a battle with cancer. Mona has been a tireless supporter of Richmond Park Academy across decades often during times of real challenge for our school. It is a great joy for all of us that she saw a resurgent Richmond Park Academy led by Paul Mundy-Castle in the last years of her life. See more

Double success for RPA Boys Football teams!

RPA can celebrate fantastic football success with both the Year 10 and Year 7 boys teams ending half term as Richmond borough champions. ...See more

StaRPA - box office open!

The box office for the finals of the 2019 StaRPA is now open. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on ParentPay. We have a fantastic group of students who want to share their talents with you so come and join them on Wednesday 22 May and show your support! See more...

Calling all youth dancers age 12 to 19 years in West London!

Combination Dance is creating a beautiful new piece of work for presentation in a park as part of our Eco Picnic this July. We are looking for youth performers and choreographers to join the production team and RYD youth sessions. The group will devise a dance inspired by the themes of "conservation, extinction and our environment" working alongside established dance artists. See more for audition dates.

Summer extracurricular activities - view now

The summer extracurricular programme is now available to view on the extracurricular page. There are a number of new activities this term including tennis, maths challenge club and athletics. We have also introduced a new way of recording which sessions students attend so that we can reward more easily. All Year 7 - 10 students should now have an extracurricular record form in the back of their planners. Club organisers will sign them each week to record their attendance and Tutors will then check those records so that they can award achievement points. We hope to be awarding lots of students this term!

Easter RPA Newsletter - now available to view

The new newsletter packed full of the exciting activities that have taken place this term across all year groups is now available to view. You can see it here.


Newly appointed London AET Executive Principal has invited all parents to meet with him on Thursday 25 April at 6.30 pm. Register to attend now. See more....

RPA rocks to "School of Rock"

Richmond Park Academy Year 7s and Year 8s went to see "School of Rock" at the Gillian Lynne Theatre last week. What a show! See more...

"Incredible" film scores by GCSE students

RPA's GCSE music students went to the Royal College of Music this term for something completely different. They were challenged to write a film score for "The Incredibles"! See more...

Year 9 Options booklet

Thank you to all of those families who came to a packed year 9 Options Evening. Details of the Year 9 Options process and the updated options booklet can be found in the news section. See more...

Helia and Emmanouil hit the right notes

Helia P and Emmanouil P were finalists at the Barnes Musician of the year this term. This is a fantastic achievement in a very musical area! You can find out more about their experience on the News page. See more...

Spring Park Life hits the streets

The new edition of Park Life, RPA's bi-yearly magazine, is now published. Top stories include football success from our Year 7 girls, news on our Outstanding initiative and how our students are being encouraged to lead "remarkable lives." See more....

Exam invigilators - apply now

As the exam season approaches we are recruiting for 5 more invigilators to join our team. It is flexible, ad hoc work but is vital to the exam process. Contact us now to apply or find out more.

RPA Girls Football team - how far can they go?

There has been amazing success on the football field for the Year 7 & 8 football team. The U/13 were crowned borough champions last term and the U/12 team are now in the last 32 of the National Cup! See more...

Quiz Night - Get booking!

The RPA PTA Quiz Night will take place on Friday 8 March. Featuring a delicious home-made chilli and the Year 11 auction, it promises to be a great night. Book now on Eventbrite. Seach for RPA Quiz. See more...

RPA announces new website

We are delighted to introduce our new website which features improved navigation, visuals and information. The top navigation bar remains but you will also find the key areas of the academy via the main homepage buttons: Learning & Teaching, Calendar and Term Dates, Academy Tours, Extracurricular Activity, Prospectus and Sixth Form. See more....

Virgin Mini Marathon - applications invited!

Richmond Park Academy students have the chance to take part in the Virgin London Marathon experience this year. Richmond Borough is looking for representatives in 3 age categories. 6 boys and 6 girls will represent the borough in each of those age categories in the 5K mini-marathon on marathon day, Sunday, April 28. See more...