Richmond Primary School Embraces New Identity and Core Values

Richmond Primary School, formerly known as Richmond Academy, is stepping into a new era with a fresh name, logo, and uniform, emphasising a deep commitment to its community and children’s development.

Richmond Primary School has HEART

Richmond Primary School pupils with Headteacher Lesley Conway.

The new logo features two swans on the canal, a nod to the picturesque local wildlife that is right on the doorstep of the school. Accompanying this visual update is the school’s new jade green uniform, radiating a fresh sense of pride and belonging. To commemorate this change, The Stour Academy Trust provided each child with a new sweatshirt or cardigan free of charge.

Richmond Primary Pupils at Number 10

Richmond Primary School pupils proudly wore their new uniform at a workshop at 10 Downing Street with Akshata Murty, wife of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

The school’s evolution isn’t just about aesthetics. At its core, Richmond Primary is strengthening its commitment to excellence, as encapsulated in its new acronym HEART, representing Happiness, Engagement, Ambition, Respect, and Togetherness.

Headteacher Lesley Conway summarised the school values: “At its essence, our values emphasise the emotional well-being and happiness of our children, staff, and parents. They advocate for an engaging learning environment that stimulates curiosity and a drive for knowledge. We have high expectations and aspirations for all pupils, promoting ambition and resilience. Respect is of paramount importance to us, with a focus on valuing diversity and teaching empathy. Finally, we foster a sense of community and unity, where we encourage collaboration and mutual support among all members of the school and the wider community.”

Richmond Primary Heart Values

Richmond Primary’s School Values

Feedback from the school’s most recent Ofsted inspection underscored the school’s journey, praising the tireless efforts to provide the best education and noting the deep care the staff holds for each child. Richmond Primary has been acknowledged for its stimulating environment, especially in the early years, fostering both curiosity and foundational learning. The school’s emphasis on literacy and pupils’ well-being, combined with its robust curriculum, resonates with its core values and the broader commitment to shaping kind, respectful, and engaged learners.

With its rebrand and the foundation of HEART, Richmond Primary School is charting a path that not only showcases a new look but also resonates with its undying dedication to nurturing a community where every child thrives.

Richmond Primary First Day at School

Richmond Primary School is holding an Early Years Open Morning on Friday 6th October 2023 at 9am for parents of children who will be starting school in September 2024. To find out more visit Richmond Primary School.