Over 800 parents and potential students attended an Open Day for St Richard Reynolds Catholic College which will open in September 2013. The Open Day took place in the main hall at the Clifden Road site on Saturday 20 October. The event was spilt into two sessions; 9am - 11 am for the primary school and 11am – 1pm for the secondary school.
The secondary school presentation had to be given three times to ensure that all those who turned up were able to hear and see it. As well as finding out about admissions arrangements, curriculum and facilities, visitors at the Open Day were also informed that the school will teach Latin. Parents and pupils were also able to see a sample of the uniforms.
The College is due to open in September 2013. There are 30 places available in the primary school for children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 for entry in September 2013. 10 of the places will be allocated on the basis of distance from the school and not on the religion of the child. The remaining 20 places will be allocated with priority given to baptised Catholic children.
There are 150 places available in the secondary school, St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School for children currently in Year 6 at primary school.
In collaboration with other schools within the borough and with close links to the six existing Catholic primary schools in Richmond and other primary schools in the local area, the new primary and secondary schools will eventually provide 210 primary school places and 1,050 secondary school places including 300 sixth form pupils in five forms of entry. Each year an additional year of entry will be admitted until the full complement is reached in 2019.
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Find out more about how to apply by visiting the Diocesan website here