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PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED FOR OUR NEW SCHOOL BUILDING – at the Richmond Planning meeting on Thursday 8 February 2017, with a unanimous decision from the 9 councillors.  Follow us on Twitter to watch the action as it unfolded! 

A massive thank you to our parents and everyone who has supported our proposal over the past three years and beyond.  This means there will be a new school invested where it is most needed, providing the very highest standard of education to the local community in East Twickenham!  Now the serious building works can begin……………..

A very warm welcome to Deer Park School – a brand new primary free school which has opened in Richmond Upon Thames for children aged 4 to 11 years old.

The school takes great pride in its happy and warm environment, where each and every pupil is valued and supported. Pupils at Deer Park School are nurtured and guided through school life; we aim to stimulate and inspire our children, develop their interests and equip them with lifelong learning skills.

We opened with one Reception class of 30 children, increasing our intake to two classes from September 2018, when we move to our permanent site.  We will then admit up to 60 children each year to the Reception year and when full, the school will have 420 pupils on roll.

The school is currently situated at our temporary site at the rear of Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE (the school’s access is via Old Deer Park Car Park).

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Deer Park School is expected to move to its permanent location in September 2018.

Permanent Site Update – February 2017

We are delighted to say that our planning application for the new permanent building for Deer Park School was approved on 8 February 2017.  This application was submitted by Lidl on 11 July 2016, following a successful public consultation held on 19 April 2016.  The new school building is expected to be completed for September 2018.

Details of the planning application can be found by clicking here.   

In terms of school accommodation for academic next year – 2017/18 – the Trust and EFA are finalising site options for the school and more information will be provided in due shortly.

For more information on the site and its development, click here

Please watch this virtual reality video to see what the new school site will look like:



There are a limited number of school places available for children who are of a reception school age (turning 5 between 1/9/16 and 31/8/17) and for Year 1 (children who turn 6 between 1/9/16 and 31/8/17) please register your interest. I am always delighted to talk to prospective parents and answer any questions you may have.

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Thank you
Alison Colenso, Headteacher

Apply now – limited Reception places still available

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