12th July 2017

Year9CompParents, students, staff, governors and friends gathered at the Live Room, Twickenham Stadium for the Year 9 Celebration. The music specialism of the College was on show as the guests were greeted with music and song from many talented students. Following anopening prayer from Father Nigel, Year 9 walked us through a truly incredible 3-year journey, with lots of highlights, achievements and experiences shared with their peers, families and staff. More musically gifted students sang for us and parents were thanked for their commitment to their children. Friends were thanked for their laughter and love and Mr Burke shared his hopes for the future. We were given our Record of Achievements, accompanied by some more wonderful piano and guitar music and Mrs Tyler spoke of the kindness, compassion and generosity of the Year group. Joe and Honor rounded off the evening by thanking everyone; inviting them to take a look at the wonderful displays. Many thnals to everyone who helped make the evening so memorable.

13th July 2017


Heavy rain led to the cancellation of last year's sports day but mercifully, the weather remained dry throughout a action-packed morning at St Mary's University. Pupils took part in a variety of sports including traditional track and field events mixed in with some adrenaline-packed activities to suit all abilities: archery, cycling time trial, welly wanging, catapult firing to name a few.

Support for the track events was second to none as the pupils packed the final 100m stretch to roar on their house mates to the finishing line. In the background our Tug-of-War competition proved to be a real winner with pupils as they looked to catch the opposition off guard at the start of each match and gain the upper hand.

Huge thanks must go to all the staff who ran events in the morning and also to our guests Adrian, Mac, Duncan and Terence who ran the archery, cycling time trial and welly wanging respectively.

Congratulations to St Martin de Porres House who won the the Sports Day 2017 house competition trophy and well done to all the pupils who took part on the day, supported and congratulated friends when they competed and contributed to a creating a fantastic atmosphere throughout the morning. Roll on our 2018 event.

"It was event was an absolute pleasure to be involved in.  And, with four year groups for the first time, it proved to be an action-packed morning." said Matt Whitfield , Director of PE.

2nd July 2017

GOLFSt Richard Reynolds Golf Society held its second golf outing on Sunday 2nd July at Pine Ridge Golf Club. The Society is now over half way to reaching its target of £1000 towards the Sports Hall Appeal.

The final golf day of the year will take place on Sunday 24th of September.
The Ryder Cup format will see 12 English golfers take on 12 European golfers. Please register your interest to seamusjoyce@yahoo.co.uk



The July Masters winners are:

1st Chris Webster on 42 points
2nd Seamus Joyce on 35 points
3rd Tom Garrigan on 35 points
2rd & 3rd were decided on count-back to the 16th hole.
Nearest the Pin & Longest Drive went to Marina Tuffier.
Guest Prize went to Joe Keane who flew over from Cork for the event.
Most improved golfer went to Monsignor Bill Saunders.

Many thanks to Society founder, Seamus Joyce, for masterminding another very enjoyable event.

23rd June 2017

Ball StRichard ReynoldsThe 2nd St Richard Reynolds Summer Ball was hosted by the Friends of St Richard Reynolds (FoSRR) on Friday 23rd June at Twickenham Stadium. Almost 250 guests enjoyed a fabulous pitch-side reception entertianed by the melodious strains of the St Richard Reynolds Gospel choir led by the indomitable Miss Firman. Guests also had an opportunity to inspect the England dressing room before being called and led by a piper to dinner in the Spirit of Rugby suite. Dinner was proceeded by the customary heads & tails game and followed by a hugely engaging video starring our Primary school pupils (thanks to producer, Mr Whitfield for pulling this together) to highlight the Sports Hall appeal. It set the scene for the main auction which raised over £7,000 towards a grand total for the evening of over £12,000. The dance floor was busy until the early hours to the sound of Camille & Charlie and Friends. It was a really fun and memorable evening.

Thanks to the main sponsors, Twickenham Stadium and SRR uniform supplier, Stevensons, and to all of the businesses and individuals who supported the Ball and who donated auction prizes and above all, thanks to the Ball committee: Andy Joss, Fiona Bradford, Jacinta Doyle, Michelle Jeffers, Kevin
Nolan, Deborah O’Donnell, Louisa Prescott-Brann, David Roohan, Xavier Wiggins and all those parents, pupils, staff, governors and friends who helped to make the evening such a success.

Donate to the Sports Hall Appeal HERE

26th April 2017

Foundation stone

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster led a service at St Richard Reynolds today during which he laid and blessed the foundation stone of our fabulous new teaching block. He was assisted by governors Canon Peter Newby, representing local Westminster clergy, and Monsignor William Saunders, representing local Southwark clergy. Although the numbers allowed on site were very limited, the ceremony was witnessed by representaitves of the parents, teachers and support staff, governors and, of course, pupils from both our Primary and High School. People involved in the design and management of the building project from DHP, Synergy and Graham Construction were also in attendance. We were also pleased to welcome J P Morrison, Director of Education at the Diocese of Westminster and Mike Baldwin from the RC Diocese of Southwark Education Commission.

It was a great privilege to welcome Bishop Sherrington to the College to officiate at this historic event. Bishop Sherrington has been involved in the creation of College since becoming a bishop in Westminster. In a very elegant and moving service and ceremony, the Bishop spoke of the local campaign to see the school established and recalled that amongst his first duties as a new created bishop was to attend a lively meeting at Richmond Council back in 2011 when the decision to allow our school to open was taken by the Cabinet. He remembered the many primary school children from this borough who were there with banners to support the campaign for a Catholic secondary school in Richmond. Bishop Sherrington spoke of the partnership and support of the dioceses of Southwark and Westminster, and thanked the local community and all those involved in the foundation and development of the College for their commitment and determination.

Pupils from Year 7 and 9 acted as vimps and servers and the occasion was greatly enhanced by the Schola Cantorem, under the baton of Miss Morrell. The Schola sang the Bruckner motet, Locus Iste, so beautifully during the laying of the stone. Members of the Schola also acted as readers. Many thanks are due to all those who were involved in the planning and execution of what was a wonderful occasions which marked another important milestone in the journey of St Richard Reynolds Catholic College. videte bona domini!