St Richard's Catholic College
East Sussex, United Kingdom
About St Richard's Catholic College
St Richard's is a Roman Catholic denominational, co-educational secondary school in East Sussex. As of the most recent full inspection there were 992 students on the school roll. The school is located in Bexhill-on-Sea, which has a population of 43,000 and is known for the world famous De La Warr Pavilion. The town can be accessed by the A259 and extensive rail links. School houses are named for four of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, a group of Catholic men and women who were executed for treason in England between 1535 and 1679.
Values and vision
Guided by Gospel values, St Richard’s offers an inclusive, Christian education to pupils of all abilities. It is a happy, family school where everyone is encouraged to strive ‘to be the best you can be’, and to look out for others, especially the vulnerable. ‘Faith in action’ through service to others is key. The school also aims to provide a happy, caring and safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop into rounded, responsible and confident members of the community.
The college's specialism in science with mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) contributes to the high quality of provision and extends choice. A wide variety of extra activities gives students scope to explore and develop their potential. Individuality is valued and sustained through excellent care, guidance and support.
“Students' enjoyment of college life is evident in their enthusiasm and respect for learning. Their confidence stems from believing they can succeed and knowing they are valued. They understand the importance of hard work, healthy lifestyles and adopting safe practices. They have a strong sense of belonging to the college, which they express in their willingness to take responsibility for its continuing improvement.”