Charlie Pallent


2017 Ofsted inspection outcome – We are OUTSTANDING!

King Richard School was inspected on 21 & 22 March 2017. The inspectors found that “the school continues to be outstanding”. The inspection was an opportunity to showcase what makes our school an amazing place to study and work every single day of the year; our wonderful students and dedicated staff. I could not be more proud of our school community and all who support it, especially members of our School Governance Committee who were also highly praised in the report as ‘ambitious and act as strong advocates for the pupils and the military community which the school serves.’


The inspectors said…

Ambitious leadership permeates the culture of the school.

Pupils value and engage positively in opportunities the school provides to help them excel in their learning and as young people…

Teachers craft interesting and challenging learning experiences for them [pupils] on a daily basis.

[Pupils] view the school as a haven, where their talents can be nurtured.

The Executive Principal leads a high performing senior team…they are passionate about securing the highest possible standards of teaching and pastoral care…leaders’ [have an] unwavering commitment to ‘do the absolute best for every pupil’.

Leaders’ proactive investment in quality staff training underpins the excellent standard of teaching across the school.

[in English] pupils benefit from an exciting, innovative curriculum that engages and motivates them at every level…outcomes in English were well above the national average for progress and attainment. The proportion of pupils securing rapid progress was also high.


We are hugely proud of having our ‘outstanding school’ status reaffirmed under the new inspection framework.

A copy of the full report has been included as an insert to this magazine. It can also be read on our website (About Us > Ofsted) or on the Ofsted website (


King Richard School Ofsted 2017

King Richard School – A Level results success! (official press release)

King Richard School students gained 17 full A Level/BTEC/L3 EPQ qualifications with a 100% (A*-D) pass rate. 88% of these qualifications achieved A*-C grades and 24% gained top A/A* grades. Of the six Year 13 students, one gained 3 A* grades and five (83%) gained 2 or more C grades and above.
We are very proud of this level of outstanding performance and these results are testament to the hard work of our students and the staff that have supported them so diligently this year. Such pleasing results also show that King Richard School’s Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength; offering a growing range of post-16 qualifications and extra curricular activities that are proven to lead to high levels of academic performance which allow students to win their first choice Higher Education places.