8th October 2013

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ML webAround 1,000 people attended the High School open evening at the College on 8th October and a further 500 attended on 10th October. Prospective parents and children had the opportunity to meet and chat to staff and Year 7 pupils in their classrooms. There were displays of work and primary school children and their parents had the chance to try their hand at lots of activities across the currciulum. The Principal, Mr Burke, spoke about the College to groups of parents in the school hall but the real stars of the evening were pupils Mairéad and Lewis (left) who delivered excellent accounts of why they love being at St Richard Reynolds and all of the Year 7 pupils who stayed behind for many hours after their normal school day to share their experiences with visiitng parents and their children. The Friends of St Richard Reynolds were also on hand to share their first impressions of the school and forthcoming events.

Duncan SkeltonGemma ConwayFollowing a ballot of staff members, Duncan Skelton, Design and Technology subject leader and Gemma Conway, English subject leader have been duly elected to serve on the governing body of St Richard Reynolds. They will both serve for a term of four years. Andrew Cole, chairman of the governing body said: "I am delighted that Mr Skelton and Miss Conway have been elected. The next few years will see the College expand and develop and I am sure they will both make a very valuable contribution to the governance of St Richard Reynolds.". 2.10.13

19th Setpember 2013

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Around 1,000 people gathered at Clifden Road to attend the official opening of St Richard Reynolds College and the induction of Richard Burke as the first principal. It was a truly wonderful and happy occasion. Read the Archbishop's homily HERE  See photos HERE

18th September 2013

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The final preparations for the Official Opening of St Richard Reynolds went on late into the night. An army of volunteers worked tirelessly from dawn until late into the evening to prepare for this historic occasion. Chairs were brought in from schools all over the borough to accomdate almost 1,000 parents, pupils, governors, staff and guests for a votive Mass of the Feast of St RIchard Reynolds at which Richard Burke will be inducted as the first Principal of the College. The Mass will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Westminster with the Archbishop of Southwark, the Archbishop of Cardiff, Bishop Richard Moth, Bishop John Sherrington, and priests from across the borough and beyond. Statues donated by the six Catholic primary schools in Richmond will be blessed before the College is declared officially open. The Governing Body is enormously grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to prepare for this wonderful event. 

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The first day at school is always a special occasion but today was even more special as the Principal, Mr Burke, and his staff welcomed the very first pupils at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College. Parents looked more anxious than the children who looked so smart in their new uniforms. The children listened attentively as Mr Burke introduced them to the school and their new teachers in the hall before they were taken to their brand new classroom and given a tour of the fabulously refurbished school buildings and grounds. The Year 7 children will be joined on 16th September by our first Reception class. A huge debt of thanks is due to the wonderful staff at the College who have worked tirelessly over the summer to prepare for this historic day.