Welcome to Richmond Hill Academy website.  The site is designed to give a flavour of the work that is going on in our school community.  You are also very welcome to visit the school where I will be glad to give you a tour, tell you more about the school’s journey so far and our vision for the children of Richmond Hill.

I am delighted to be addressing you as the Principal of Richmond Hill Academy and that we are a part of The GORSE Academies Trust, a Trust which has a national reputation for transforming schools.  The children of Richmond Hill had not, historically, received the education they deserve and the community felt rightfully feel let down.  However, with the support of The GORSE Academies Trust, a strong leadership team and the dedication and commitment of our staff members, I have no doubt that we are transforming Richmond Hill Academy, and that it will become the exceptional school that its community deserves.

Put simply, we want every child at Richmond Hill to flourish; to be safe, happy, to experience a wide range of learning opportunities and to leave our school engaged and confident learners. We want to be firmly rooted in our local community and to make a positive contribution to the lives of others.  We want parents to send their children to Richmond Hill Academy with full confidence that they will make excellent progress, be loved and be excited to come to school each day.  I know that the school is already a much better place than it was and that the staff of Richmond Hill Academy and The GORSE Academies Trust will work tirelessly to make our vision for the children a reality.

We value enormously the views and comments of our parents and the wider school community. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss any aspect of our work.

Anna Mackenzie Simon McCarthy Sir John Townsley
Principal Executive Principal: Primary Education Chief Executive Officer