- School type
- Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
- School size
- 1027 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
About St Richard's Catholic College
St Richard’s is a co-educational Catholic school offering an inclusive Christian education to pupils of all abilities from the ages of 11 to 16 years. It is our aim to encourage, support and develop every pupil in our care academically, socially and spiritually.
We have high academic standards at St Richard's, as our GCSE results testify. We expect our pupils to work hard, behave well, dress smartly and pursue excellence in all that they do inside and outside of the classroom. We also aim to provide a happy, caring and safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop into rounded, responsible and confident members of the community.
Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We are a National Teaching School, a National Support School and a Specialist Science college with High Performing Specialist School status. We have Leading Edge status, International School status, a Prince’s Teaching Institute 2019 Art Mark, Fairtrade Fair Achiever Award status, an Artsmark Gold Award, a Space Education Quality Mark, Gifted and Talented Lead School status and Investors in Careers at the highest level. Our last Diocesan Inspection (November 2018) graded the school Outstanding. During the academic year 2018-19, the SSAT awarded the school Exceptional Education Awards at Transforming Level in: ‘Engagement with Key Stakeholders’, ‘Climate for Learning’ and ‘Leadership through Moral Purpose’. In 2019-20, the SSAT awarded the school two further Exceptional Education Awards at Transforming Level in ‘Professional Development’ and a ‘Variety of Teaching Approaches’.
All children are unique and precious individuals with different talents and aspirations, and our efforts are directed into ensuring that they feel both valued and challenged.
Arranging a visit to St Richard's Catholic College
If you would like to make an informal visit to the school, please contact Mrs Sally Jenkins to arrange a convenient time (01424 731070).