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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

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Richmond Hill School, as Headteacher I am immensely proud of our school and the work we do together with our community and families to support and grow our learners. I have been Headteacher here since September 2019 and it has been a privilege to be able to develop and further enhance an already great school.


For our new parents I would like to give you a special welcome and invite you to join our Richmond Hill community and family.


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.

We have also kept a number of year 7 pupils this year to support the expanding numbers at Key Stage 3, this is exciting for us and has allowed us to work more closely with our feeder secondary school.


In September 2021 we move to schools within schools model, we have decided that this will 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 will teach children from Reception to Year 6 and will be 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.


Kathie Hughes




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