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Richmond Hill School


At Richmond Hill we grow independence, build communication and believe you can achieve your personal goals.

Headteacher Welcome

Headteacher Welcome

Dear Parent/Carers,


A very warm welcome back to school! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting term ahead. A special welcome to new pupils, parents, carers and staff to our school; I hope you will be very happy here.

I am delighted to be stepping into the Interim Headteacher role at Richmond Hill.

I have worked at Richmond Hill for the past 10 years and within special school education for almost 20 years. I am dedicated to curriculum development and teaching and learning, ensuring that we are providing the best opportunities for pupils to learn and to fulfill their potential, whilst having fun!

From my experience of being East site’s Head of school, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. As parents and carers, you make an important contribution to your children’s achievements, and I’m excited to build on the relationship between you and the school.

We will be holding a number of events over the next term, including coffee mornings/training sessions/meet the teacher, and I look forward to meeting many of you there.

I will also be available in the playground before and after school, so please do say hello, I will be at West site at the start of the week and East at the latter part.


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Now a little bit of information about us.


Richmond Hill is a two site, child-centred forward thinking primary special school for pupils with severe and complex needs from 4 to 11 years of age. All pupils that attend our school will have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP).


In September 2016 the school expanded to include a second site we now know as Richmond Hill East, a purpose-built building which is 2 miles away from the original site Richmond Hill West. This expansion gave us a total of 240 places.


Over the last 5 years Richmond Hill has grown significantly and

We have continued to expand in 2020- 21 and opened a further hut at our East site where we increased capacity to 260, currently supporting our Reception and year 1 children.

In September 2021 we moved to schools within schools model, we decided that this would reduce transitions for children that historically had to move between sites, this will improve the trajectory of learning for our children and give us the opportunity to specialise our environment and teaching for our developmental pathways. Both sites teach children from Reception to Year 6 and are pathway based. Our small school at East will support our EYFS and Roots pathway and our West site our Leaves and shoots pathway.


It is clear to see by all who visit, the caring environment provided by the excellent and supportive staff, enabling pupils to achieve to their potential and experience many enriching and positive experiences. The ‘can do’ attitude and constant strive to improve ensures that Richmond Hill pupils are given the opportunity to succeed to the best of their ability. I am very proud of all the staff at the school and how they are fully committed in helping each young person make their individual progress and develop necessary life skills. 

We have worked hard this year to ensure that all staff share the same vision and drive. 

Together we aim to...


'Grow independence, build communication and believe that you can achieve your personal goals' and this is something that is at the heart of school life.


The website aims to give you a brief introduction to Richmond Hill School.

 If you would like any further information, please contact us, we will be happy to help.


Hannah Cameron


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