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Visit from Lord Best

  • Posted On: 23 January 2018
  • Author: Ellie Blenkiron
  • Number of views: 223
Visit from Lord Best Students have been given a taste of the workings of parliamentary law, from deciding on the sugar content of crisps to the rules governing mobile phones. Lord Best discussed the Westminster process and life at the Houses of Parliament with GCSE and A level history, economics and business students from Richmond School and Sixth Form College. The retired chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Trust also fielded questions from students, ranging from the accountability of the House of...

Richmond School's New Headteacher

  • Posted On: 9 January 2018
  • Author: Ellie Blenkiron
  • Number of views: 811
Richmond School's New Headteacher Our new Headteacher, Jenna Potter, has set out her vision for the future which will focus on the pursuit of excellence. Mrs Potter officially replaces Ian Robertson at the helm of Richmond School and Sixth Form College, as we embark on a new era of education as part of the Areté Learning Trust. Richmond School and Sixth Form College joined forces with Stokesley School on December 1 in a multi-academy trust outside of local authority control. London-born,...

Christmas Present Appeal

  • Posted On: 22 December 2017
  • Author: Ellie Blenkiron
  • Number of views: 454
Christmas Present Appeal Hundreds of children who were facing a bleak Christmas without presents are guaranteed festive cheer thanks to the generosity of a community that rallied to the cause. Sixth formers and staff at Richmond School and Sixth Form College responded to a plea for help from Tesco in Catterick Garrison. After talking to social services, the supermarket’s community champion Amanda Smith identified 310 children who were unlikely to receive any Christmas presents at all this year. She and Tesco...

Computing Challenge

  • Posted On: 22 December 2017
  • Author: Ellie Blenkiron
  • Number of views: 505
Computing Challenge Code beakers have deciphered a path to success after proving to be among the best thinkers in the country. Richmond School and Sixth Form College students Adam and Josh Dixon, Harold Raven and Matthew Masterman were among 132,000 students nationally to take part in the Bebras Computation Challenge, run by Oxford University and sponsored by Google. The four not only achieved scores that put them at the top of their year groups, but they are also among 49 classmates who qualified for...

Maths Challenge

  • Posted On: 22 December 2017
  • Author: Ellie Blenkiron
  • Number of views: 551
Maths Challenge Number crunchers have calculated the value of maths to their future success thanks to a day of digits at their school. Year 7 students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College spent a day off timetable to devote their brain power to numbers. A host of activities were designed to make maths fun and show the Year 7s how the subject can be applied to real-life. Students spent the day constructing giant tetrahedrons from canes and elastic bands, making origami boxes, completing computer...

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