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.
6th Form Tour - Tuesday 10 December
Director of the RPA 6th Form, Chris Trace, will be leading a tour of the 6th Form for prospective 6th form candidates on Tuesday 10 December at 1.30 pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to see our fantastic 6th form in action so come and see for yourselves. Please access the school via the Park Avenue entrance to the school. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Enhancing Pastoral support
Richmond Park Academy are introducing a brand new tool to help support students across all year groups. The tool, AS Tracking, places each child's voice at the centre of RPA's pastoral care. Teachers use academic data throughout the school year to help define their teaching methods in their classes. The AS tracking programme will give them similar support for the pastoral interactions with each student. Mr Costello and the Pastoral team are looking forward to beginning this innovative new programme. You can see more on Mr Costello's AS Tracking letter.
Ms Jiwa's "First Report"
Over 140 people attended Ms Jiwa's "First Report" meeting on Monday where she outlined her first impressions of the school and shared her vision for the year's ahead. The evening featured a short presentation followed by a question session with Ms Jiwa and other members of the Richmond Park Academy Senior Leadership Team. ... See more
Ms Jiwa's "First Report" event - Book Now
Ms Jiwa's "First Report" event for current parents will take place on Monday November 18 at 6 pm in Park Hall. She will give her first impressions as the new Headteacher and outline her ambitions and vision for RPA. You can register to attend now using our short form. We look forward to seeing you there!
6th Form Open Evening 2019
The RPA 6th form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019. Book now to find out about about our fantastic curriculum offer including forensic science, government & politics and philosophy and what makes our 6th form a nurturing and enriching place to be. See you on the 21st!
Parents' Newsletter - October
The October issue of the Parents' Newsletter is now available to view. It is packed full of success on the sports field, our year 9 trip to a Richmond Borough climate change event, how to book for Ms Jiwa's "First Report" event and lots more. You can find it it in our News Section or download it here.
Letter to Year 11 parents
Year 11 students have had a bespoke cramming programme designed for them by Assistant Principal for Key Stage 4, Ms Williams. Please review the letter and use the Keeping Ahead in Year 11 page on this site to ensure anxiety free preparation for the PPE1 exams which start on November 4.
Park Life - September 2019
The September issue of RPA's magazine is now available to view. It features our sporting achievements and ambitious sporting plan, our hugely impressive water sport students, our newly built SEMH hub and headteacher headlines from Ms Jiwa. You can view it on the Park Life page of this website.
Fireworks Spectacular - BOOK NOW!
The 2019 Fireworks Spectacular will sizzle and entertain this year on Saturday 9 November. Tickets are now available to buy so book now on the Eventbrite website searching for RPA Fireworks. Don’t forget this is an RPA community event organised by our fantastic PTA so spread the news and invite friends and family to join in the fun. See more....
Sponsored Walk - this Friday!
This Friday 11 October the academy is holding its annual sponsored walk around beautiful Richmond Park for pupils in Years 7 to 9, with proceeds going to charity. Last year we raised £5,000 and donated it to SPEARLondon. This year we would like to continue the good work and achieve a higher sum. We have decided to support Papyrus who work to prevent suicide in teenagers. All students have been given a letter and a sponsorship form so please help them to get busy and start raising money for this fantastic cause. You can view the sponsorship letter here.
IT Communications Issues
For any IT communications issues, please complete our short form. It enables us to track that we have resolved the issues as they come in. Students can also go to one of our two IT Surgeries with Mr Sharif which take place at lunchtime on both Monday and Wednesday. Mr Sharif can be found in the sixth form block on the ground floor.
Wednesday 9 October - early closing
Richmond Park Academy will be closing early on Wednesday 9 October for Open Evening. Students will be dismissed at 1.30 pm. Thursday 10 October is a normal day so students should be in school for 8.30 am. You can see the full letter from Ms Jiwa on the Letters to parents page.
Extracurricular programme - LIVE
The Richmond Park Academy extracurricular programme is now live. Please go to the extracurricular page to see details and review what your child would like to do. We have been very fortunate to get some last minute additions from external providers so look out for hockey with Sheen Hockey and girls ruby with The London Broncos. This adds to an already packed schedule which includes Film Club, Astronomy Club and football with Brentford Football Club. You can review the programme here.
RPA reports sensational GCSE results!
Isha H of Richmond Park Academy achieved nine grade 9s and two A*s in her GCSEs announced this morning. Her exceptional results were representative of an impressive set of GCSE results at the academy showing dramatic improvements across the board with 83 grade 9s achieved across the cohort and a substantial improvement in the number of students who achieved 5s in both English and maths. See more....