Richmond Hill Primary School was placed in Special Measures by Ofsted in January 2017. There is no question that the school was in a parlous state and had lost the confidence of its wider community.
The trust was delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor Richmond Hill and this was eventually fulfilled in November 2017The trust was delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor Richmond Hill and this was eventually fulfilled in November 2017.
We are particularly excited about all that is taking place at Richmond Hill Academy under the leadership of Anna Mackenzie. The school is now respected and popular within its community and there is compelling evidence that pupils across all year groups and from all backgrounds are making great progress in their learning. We are particularly excited about Richmond Hill’s partnership with Opera North through the In Harmony project. This initiative sees every child in the school learning an orchestral instrument as well as having access to singing lessons from nationally renowned teachers.
At the core of our work at Richmond Hill Academy has been the transformation of our Rainbow Base, an additionally resourced provision for children with autism. Under the leadership of Rachael Law the provision has been expanded and is now a true centre of excellence in all that it does.