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Welcome to Richmond Academy

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The Stour Academy Trust has a clear vision to transform education. We value children's well being and their education above all else, and put the needs of our children a the heart of all our decision making.
Put simply- children come first.


Welcome to Richmond Academy. At our academy we aim to provide an excellent education, with high standards of achievement and behaviour.

Our staff are very focussed on striving to provide the best possible education and learning environment for all our pupils. Our staff plan for an exciting, stimulating and creative curriculum and believe that children should learn through a range of creative activities which are linked to real life experiences where possible.

Richmond Academy is a two form entry academy with an Early Birds Nursery. Our main aim is to provide an aspirational teaching and learning experience where pupils understand how to make progress in an atmosphere of challenge and fun whatever their ability.