Richmond School and Sixth Form College

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Richmond School and Sixth Form College

 About Richmond School

Richmond School is situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, based in the market town of Richmond.   In December 2017 we converted to academy status and were delighted to join the Arete Learning Trust.

This is certainly an exciting time in the history of Richmond School; a history that goes back nearly 700 years.  With the recent refurbishment and new building, teachers and students now have facilities that rank as some of the best in the country, including subject classrooms and bases that are in close proximity to each other.

There are approximately 1325 students on roll with 238 in the Sixth Form. 

Following an Ofsted visit (January 2017) it was confirmed that we continue to be a good school, with leadership and management, and behaviour and safety, all deemed as ‘Good’. Our goal now is to push on towards becoming a truly outstanding school.

We are confident that we will achieve this with a team of committed staff who work hard together to ensure our agenda of continual improvement and future success.  

The Wider School Community

Richmond School is situated approximately four miles from the A1(M) at the northern end of the extensive county of North Yorkshire.  It is an extremely attractive market town in part of what has become known as ‘Herriot Country’.  Richmond itself has all the services of a market town and is within easy reach of Darlington and Teesside, with Newcastle and Leeds each less than an hour’s drive away.  The nearby railway town of Darlington is on the main East Coast line between Edinburgh and London, whilst the Dales area itself has a rich rural and industrial heritage.  Musicians, thespians, walkers, potholers, campers, historians and many other interest groups find Richmond to be an ideal base.

Over thirty five primary schools contribute to the School’s Year 7 intake.  

Students travel from the borders with County Durham, from the Catterick area, from Wensleydale and also from the head of Swaledale, as well as from the town itself - testimony to the fact that the School enjoys an excellent reputation over a wide area which extends well beyond the Dales.

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Address: Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1748 850 111
What people say about us

Both of our children attended Richmond School. They had a wonderful education there and it is gratifying that despite all the changes in education and pressures put on schools and children that it remains an outstanding school. We are incredibly proud of it and promote it at every opportunity

- Former parent

Success rates are higher than the national average in both English and Mathematics.

- OFSTED - January 2017

Almost all students progress to higher education, employment or training, with a significant number progressing to Russell Group universities.

- OFSTED - January 2017

Sixth Form students are excellent role models for the younger pupils in the School.

- OFSTED - January 2017

The School promotes respect, teamwork, creativity, resilience and independence

- OFSTED - January 2017

Students receive effective support and make strong progress in both academic and vocational qualifications

- OFSTED - January 2017

Pupils and staff alike are part of a positive and ambitious ethos.

- OFSTED - January 2017