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Old Vicarage School

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Old Vicarage School

Address: 46-48 Richmond Hill, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW10 6QX
Founded: 1931
Number of Pupils: 220 including our pre-school, Little Vic
Ages: 3-11
Fees: £5,200 per term plus charges for residential trips. £4,300 per term for 5 full days at Little Vic.
Head Teacher: Mrs Gillian Linthwaite
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Early registration for our main entry point at 3+ is recommended as we do get very oversubscribed. Our first year of entry is through our newly established pre-school, Little Vic. Offers for entry are made 20 months ahead of girls joining us and based on the date of registration, although priority is given to siblings.  Places higher up the school are offered after girls have spent a morning with us when they will be assessed in Maths and English.
Contact: Miss Fiona Murdoch, Admissions and Marketing Registrar
Email: [email protected]

School Visits:

Our upcoming open days are Monday 28th June 2021, Friday 8th October 2021 and Friday 4th March 2022.  All open mornings are 9.00-11.00am. Contact us at [email protected] to find out more and to register.

The Curriculum:

We offer a broad academic curriculum that is delivered through superb teaching, first-rate IT facilities and modern approaches to learning. Small class sizes, committed teaching staff and an emphasis on academic excellence enable girls to set themselves high standards in everything they do. 

Games & the Arts: 

Music and drama are active throughout the school with annual drama productions, individual music tuition and choir offered to all. Our driven and dynamic PE department offer netball, hockey, rounders, cricket, athletics and swimming at our state-of-the-art off-site facilities in the surrounding area.

Pastoral Care: 

Our small class sizes ensure that we provide exceptional pastoral care for each girl as she progresses through the school.  Our core values of Honesty and Consideration are at the heart of what we do and we encourage open communication and discussions between the girls, staff and parents in our supportive environment.

Recent Scholarships:

Pupils have been awarded scholarships from Lady Eleanor Holles, Putney High School, Surbiton High School and major boarding schools. 

Head Teacher’s Philosophy: 

We ensure your daughter is given an exceptional start, both academically and socially. We aim to fulfil her potential and exceed your expectations in a warm and nurturing environment.

Outstanding Characteristics:

  • Small class sizes of 15 provide a personal approach ensuring that hat the individual skills of every girl are recognised and carefully brought to the fore.
  • Inner confidence and individuality are encouraged, giving all girls the opportunity to try new challenges and thrive.
  • A buddy system whereby our older girls act as “big sisters” to our younger girls, building a warm and inclusive community and pupil culture.
  • We introduce specialist teachers with an expertise in and real love for their subject from Reception, which challenges and inspires the girls.
  • Our state-of-the-art off-site sports facilities have allowed the girls to develop their skills to a high level and achieve multiple tournament success in IAPS swimming, netball and cricket.
  • Situated in a beautiful and unique Grade 2* listed building known as “The Castle on the Hill” on Richmond Hill


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