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Inspiring teacher champions Gold Award for Richmond School

  • Posted On: 29 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Inspiring teacher champions Gold Award for Richmond School

The work of an inspiring teacher has led Richmond School to be singled out in the area and honoured as a Gold Champion School for its exceptional engagement and commitment to working alongside the National Citizen Service (NCS).

Sandra Johnson, Assistant Headteacher and Leader of Transition at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, spearheads the NCS programme, wholly embracing its ethos and promoting the scheme to Year 11 students.  Gold championship status is rarely awarded and Richmond School is the only school in Richmondshire and Hambleton to be honoured with the accolade and one of only a few across the whole of North Yorkshire.


19th May - Save the date for Izzy’s 5k fun run to support The Old Grammar School

  • Posted On: 23 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
19th May - Save the date for Izzy’s 5k fun run to support The Old Grammar School

A combined love of running and her community has inspired Izzy Walton, Year 12, to organise a 5k fun run to support the work of the The Old Grammar School/Lower School project in Richmond.  

Izzy came up with her idea following an assembly about the plans for re-developing and breathing new life into the building, presented by Sally Byrom, Lead Learning Manager at Richmond Sixth Form.


Dancers with the world at their feet

  • Posted On: 21 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Dancers with the world at their feet

Alana Hodgson and Grace Stones, Year 12 and 11 students at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, have danced their way to the top to qualify for the Irish Dancing World Championships.

Both students have been dancing since they were five years old, and from this early age committed to training three times per week, quickly moving up the ranks in the Irish Dancing competitive world. Neither Alana, 17, nor Grace, 15, are strangers to dancing at an international level, they have each qualified for six world championships and been to four of them in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and Montreal over the last six years.  The 2019 championships will be hosted in North Carolina.


Luke’s success showcased at the Autosports International Show

  • Posted On: 18 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Luke’s success showcased at the Autosports International Show

Luke Constantine, in Year 10, recently attended the prestigious Autosports International Show as the British Trials and Rally Drivers Association’s guest of honour.  When the ASI exhibition took place in 2018, Luke had never driven a car, yet twelve months on and he was present as the youngest BTRDA rallycross champion in history! He was invited to show his winning Suzuki Swift car on the Association’s impressive stand and spoke to visitors of his plans for self-development in his second year of driving.


Unwrapping the Business of Chocolate

  • Posted On: 15 January 2019
  • Author: Jill Lundberg
Unwrapping the Business of Chocolate

Year 9 Business Studies students, at Richmond School, experienced a brilliant taste of business when they visited   'The York Chocolate Story', a new and interactive museum which showcases a detailed account of the history of chocolate in York.

Forty-nine students learned about the Quakers and the importance they placed on chocolate for staff wellbeing and motivation. Students also found out about the economic importance of chocolate to the city of York and its well-known, iconic brands, such as Smarties, KitKat and Terry’s Chocolate Orange


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