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 happier still that the school is now a part of The GORSE Academies Trust, a Trust which has a national reputation for transforming schools.  The children of Richmond Hill have not, in recent years, received the education they deserve and the community should rightfully feel let down.  However, with the support of The GORSE Academies Trust, a new leadership team and the dedication and commitment of our staff, I have no doubt that we are going to transform Richmond Hill Academy into 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 outstanding 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 whilst the school is already a better place than it was, there is much work to be done to make these hopes a reality.  I also know that the staff of Richmond Hill and The GORSE Academies Trust will work tirelessly to make it happen.

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