Welcome to the Richmond Park Academy (RPA) website. I hope you find it interesting, informative and inspirational. We are an exciting, creative and confident school. Our pledge reminds everyone that every child matters; that we promise the highest standards of teaching and learning; and that we offer the a diverse and exciting range of intra and extracurricular opportunities.
The work in the classroom is the key in our journey towards excellence, and the number of good and outstanding lessons is very high because we believe that the classroom is the most important factor in securing high quality learning: our target is always 100% good or outstanding teaching at RPA. Our school is noted for many things:
We are very proud of our students who in so many ways prove how wonderful young people can be. We have nearly 100 trained ambassadors, for example, and 30% of the Year 11 are prefects, self-proposed and then vetted by the Year Leader. We encourage at every opportunity the living of our values. We tell students that we value those who:
I hope this has whetted your appetite and piqued your interest - and I would be delighted to welcome real visitors as virtual ones so you can see our academy, students and staff for yourselves. Please call or email and we will be delighted to arrange a personal tour for you.
MOTTO:"To make our best better"VISION:RPA: an inspiring learning community on a journey towards excellenceMISSION:Richmond Park Academy is a school that will do everything it can to enhance its students’ education, by constantly inspiring them - from entry right through to 6th form. The Academy will do this by its imaginative curriculum offer, its range of creative and complementary activities and its outstanding teaching. Our students will develop skills for life: a love of, and respect for, learning; the highest personal expectations (“to make our best better”); and a well-developed code of moral values. They will leave RPA as accomplished young citizens, well prepared for further or higher education and the world of work.
Richmond Park Academy values students who:
Our expectation of maximum achievement in all areas from all our students is as rigorous as we want them to expect of themselves. We expect students to: