Richmond School opens its doors to potential students

Former Richmond Methodist School pupil Katie Brown enjoys an engineering exercise as she experiences life at Richmond School and Sixth Form College.

Richmond School and Sixth Form College will open its doors to future learners and their families today.

Two open night sessions, at 6pm and 7pm, are part of a series of events staged for primaries which feed into Richmond School and Sixth Form College, to ease the transition into secondary education.

Around 35 primary schools from the Yorkshire Dales and south to Leeming are invited to meet teachers and tour the facilities of the school, which is rated good by Ofsted and just recorded excellent GCSE and A Levels results.

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Other events for primary schools include the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge next April 27, Maths 24 Challenge on June 15, Meet the Tutor Evenings on July 3 and 4, Year 6 Induction Days on July 9, 10, 11 and a Year 6 disco on July 11.

Assistant head teacher Sandra Johnson, who organises the events, said: “The transition from primary to secondary education can be daunting and we do our utmost to ease that journey by inviting Year 6s into school as much as possible.

They can see there is nothing to worry about and view our excellent facilities so when they do arrive with us the feelings are much more excitement and anticipation rather than nerves.”

Headteacher Jenna Potter added: “We will present a general introduction to Richmond School, following which there will be an opportunity to tour the buildings, ask questions and meet our students and staff on an informal basis.

“Staff with different roles in the school will be available to discuss any issues in confidence. It is a hands-on evening, with a chance to get an idea of the work done at Richmond School, while members of the PTA will be providing refreshments.”