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Bright Horizons Oak Lane Day Nursery and Preschool


The brand new Oak Lane Day Nursery and Preschool is the located in close proximity to Twickenham station and a short walk from St. Margarets.

The nursery offers five home-bases each tailored to the children's different age groups. Each age group will have access to an external play area allowing them to play, discover and learn in a natural environment.

The nursery will be opening Spring 2016.

Brook House Nursery


Brook House was set up in 1991 in a spacious family home. We care for 32 children aged seven months -- five years.

Our children play in two gardens and learn about how food is grown on a plot on a nearby allotment. They take part in additional activities like ballet and music, and French lessons are also available on request.

If you would like to to have look around, please call 020 8892 4853 to fix a visit.

Christ's School


Christ's School has the distinction of being the only Church of England secondary school in Richmond upon Thames. Around 600 pupils, between the ages of 11 and 16, attend the school.

The school's origins date back to 1658 when John Bentley made a bid to found a free charity school. Bentley was a local business man and justice of the peace and he offered to build a school at his own expense.

The school however was not formally established until 25th May, 1713 when a number of well-intentioned citizens of Richmond, headed by Queen Anne, agreed to subscribe towards "The setting up of a Charity School in the Parish of Richmond, for teaching poor children to read, and instructing them in the knowledge and practice of Christian religion as professed and taught in the Church of England." Queen Anne's subscription was a princely £30.00.

Deer Park School


A non-fee paying, non-selective, non-denominational, co-educational school, Deer Park School will welcome children from all backgrounds. We opened in September 2015 with one Reception class of 30, increasing our intake to two classes from September 2017. The school will then admit up to this number each year to the Reception year and when full the school will have 420 pupils on roll.

FOOI - Friends of Orleans Infants School


Friends of Orleans Infant School (FOOI) is a registered charity that raises money to enhance the pupils learning and their time at the Orleans Infant School. We hold a series of events throughout the year including summer and Christmas Fairs, quiz night (parents only) and a valentines disco. This year for the first time we held a really popular pamper evening and will be organising a day trip to France (parents only). The numbers of members varies with every school year but there are normally about 8-10 members.

In the past couple of years, we have spent money on digital whiteboards for classrooms, replacing library books and refurbishing the school library, drama, music and sports days and outings for the children.

We have close links with the local traders association who have helped FOOI many times with events and donations. FOOI also help out by supplying volunteers to the St Margarets Fair (running the BBQ last year) We are also building ongoing relationships with local businesses.

Registered Charity No. 1047600

German Kindergarten London (KISH)

The German Kindergarten London, also called KISH (Kids in the Scout House) was established in 1995. Our Kindergarten is situated in a beautiful and quiet location in the Sea-Scout-House of the Ham & Petersham Sea Scouts. Here, in the Sea Scout House. Four nursery teachers (one English-speaking only) are looking after ca. 24 children aged 3 to 5.

Ofsted Report

Grey Court School


At Grey Court School our core values of achievement, innovation, inclusion and accountability provide the basis for academic excellence and future success for all. Your child has the opportunity to join us at a truly exciting time. Grey Court has moved forward immensely in the last two years with a refurbishment programme, the Classroom of the Future, Artsmark recognition and our specialist school status for Science, Mathematics and Computing. Alongside this is out innovative curriculum incorporating the Opening Minds project, which means that your child will be embarking upon a truly personalised education journey. We have a stable and hard-working staff committed to continuing to further improve the school.

Gumley House Convent School


Gumley is a well-established and successful school. Founded in 1841 we have been providing excellence in education and have prepared generations of young women to take their place in the world.

Hampton Academy


A secondary school where every student, through personalised learning and clear goals, will stretch their boundaries and learn more than they thought possible.

Hampton School


Hampton School dates its foundation to 1557 when, thanks to a bequest by Robert Hammond, a prominent local businessman, provision was made for the instruction of local children by the Vicar of St Mary's, Hampton-upon-Thames. Originally built close to St Mary's Church it moved to its present site on the Hanworth Road in 1939. The School converted from voluntary aided status to become a fee-paying independent school in 1975. It is an all boys school.

Kingston Grammar School


We are an academic school that welcomes creativity and believes in independent learning at all ages. We pride ourselves not only on our academic results but on the supportive and positive atmosphere in the School and the opportunities we provide for individual talent to flourish and find expression through the rich blend of academic and co-curricular opportunities on offer.

Kumon - St Margarets Study Centre


Kumon offer individualised after-school study programmes designed to help children of all ages and abilities to fulfil their potential in maths and English.

Lady Eleanor Holles School


The Lady Eleanor Holles School is one of the country's most distinguished girls' schools. It balances opportunities for outstanding scholarship with impressive achievements in sport and exciting creativity in the arts.

Live Languages


Join Adrienne, bilingual Oxford graduate and qualified French, Spanish and German tutor, for fun, friendly and relaxed French conversation in a small adults' group.

Orleans Park School

Orleans Park School is a thriving and successful secondary school of over 1,000 pupils. As our school motto suggests, Orleans Park is a forward looking and dynamic community that is committed to both individual and collective success.

Orleans Park School Association is the school's active parent organisation.

Orleans Primary School

St Margarets Traders Association


Orleans Primary School is a state-run primary and nursery school for boys and girls. The age range of the pupils is 3-11 (Nursery through Year 6). It was originally opened in 1911

Radnor House


Radnor House is London's new co-educational independent day school in Twickenham.

Richmond Adult Community College - Parkshot

The Parkshot site was originally Richmond County School for Girls which opened in 1908. Facilities at Parkshot include a Reception, Advice and Guidance Suite, a crèche, art shop, canteen, the Queen Charlotte Hall and Studio Theatre. The Richmond Business School, within the grounds of the site, features dedicated IT facilities, language laboratories and conference and seminar rooms. On the ground floor of the Business School there is a flexible learning IT suite, library and Learndirect area. Teaching that takes place at Parkshot includes Performing Arts, Languages, Sports, English as a Foreign Language, Creative Technologies and Humanities. From April 2005 some Art and Design teaching will take place at Parkshot following the closure of the Shaftesbury Centre.

Richmond Adult Community College - Richmond Business School

The Richmond Business School was opened in January 2003. The building features state of the art IT facilities, language laboratories and conference and seminar rooms. It also incorporates the Business Training Services division which specialises in supplying flexible training to businesses on or off site. On the ground floor of the Business School there is a flexible learning IT suite, library and Learndirect area. In early 2005, work is being carried out to expand the roof area which will increase the facilities available for students. The Business School is an inherent part of the College’s status as a Centre of Vocational Excellence in Business and IT and specialist teaching is carried out in these curriculum areas.

Richmond College

Richmond upon Thames College is pleased to welcome students from many different backgrounds and abilities. Building on its traditional role as the borough's sixth form provider, the College's primary focus is full-time students aged 16-19 and their preparation for University, training or the workplace. Operating within a wider setting, it aims to contribute to adult, HE, employment-based and 14-16 provision, working, wherever appropriate, in collaboration and partnership with other institutions.

Richmond Park Academy


Richmond Park Academy was formed in 2010 when academy status was granted to the predecessor Shene School. The academy is led by former Shene School head, Lesley Kirby, is sponsored by the Greensward Charitable Trust, and is managed by the Academies Enterprise Trust.

St Catherine's School


Independent Catholic day school in Middlesex for girls aged 3 to 18 years

St Mary's CE Primary School (Infants)

St Mary's School exists to develop knowledge with understanding and wisdom. In partnership with parents and the whole community we strive to maintain a high standard of education, developing the full potential of everyone within a caring and supporting environment. As a Church of England school, we support and promote Christian beliefs and values.

Ofsted report

St Mary's CE Primary School (Junior)

St Mary's School exists to develop knowledge with understanding and wisdom. In partnership with parents and the whole community we strive to maintain a high standard of education, developing the full potential of everyone within a caring and supporting environment. As a Church of England school, we support and promote Christian beliefs and values.

Ofsted report

St Mary's University College


St Mary's University College has a long and distinguished history as a Catholic college for the education of teachers.

It was founded in 1850 by the Catholic Poor Schools Committee to meet the need for teachers to provide an education for the growing numbers of poor Catholic children.

The mission of St Mary's is to provide high-quality academic and professional higher education within a collegial ethos inspired and sustained by Christian values. Our primary mission is in teaching and learning, underpinned and enriched by research and scholarship.

The transformative nature of our work contributes to the creation of new knowledge and inspires our outreach activities in support of social cohesion and economic development.

St Richard Reynolds Catholic College


St Richard Reynolds Catholic College consists of a Primary and High School which opened in September 2013. We currently have pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9, together with Reception, Year 1 & 2.

We will begin our Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 2 provision in September 2016 with our VI Form provision due to begin in September 2018​. Recently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, we are continuously looking for equal calibre teachers in our expanding school and offer those interested to view the Recruitment page of our website.

St Stephens C.E. Primary School


St Stephen's Church of England Primary School is a primary school for boys and girls. The age range of the pupils is 3-11.

Sunflower Montessori School

Sunflower Montessori School was established in 1990 for children from two-and-a-half to seven years of age. It was founded on Christian principles which continue to inform the school's practices today. The teaching strategies reflect the educational method developed by Maria Montessori. Children attending the school come mainly from the local area. The school offers one bursary place to a Christian child in memory of the founder of the school.

Ofsted report

Teddington School


Teddington School is a co-educational comprehensive school, designated as a specialist Visual Arts College. The school has over 1,100 pupils in the age range 11-16. The school opened in 1962 as Broom Road School, which was originally a single-sex school, taking over the senior boys of Stanley Road School when it ceased to cater for the full age-range.

The German School

Also known as the Deutsche Schule London, the German School was opened in 1971 and teaches in German language to children aged from Nursery through Secondary School.

The German School London is funded by the German government and offers education for German-speaking children abroad.

The Tiffin Girls' School


The Tiffin Girls' School is an outstanding school in ways that encompass and extend far beyond Ofsted criteria. The Tiffin Girls' School was founded in 1880 to provide 'a superior education for girls' and it continues to fulfil that aim in the 21st Century; the wealth of knowledge, commitment and expertise that is the current hallmark of the school is also its ongoing strength. These attributes will ensure that the school continues to flourish in a changing and challenging educational climate.

The school caters for girls of high academic ability. 120 girls are admitted in year 7 each year. We also welcome applications to the sixth form. Please see the determined admission arrangements below for full information.

Tiffin School for Boys


Tiffin School became an Academy on 1 July 2011. Until then it was a Voluntary Aided boys' Grammar School with religious character.

Twickenham Academy


Twickenham Academy is a co-educational secondary school (ages 11-16) in Whitton, Twickenham.

Formerly called Whitton School, the academy re-opened in September 2010, under the new name sponsored by the Swedish company Kunskapsskolan. Twickenham Academy is a sports college and has a centre for children who have difficulties reading and writing and children who are autistic.

Waldegrave School for Girls


Waldegrave is a comprehensive school for girls aged 11 to 16 years and is part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. At Waldegrave our aim is for students and staff to enjoy learning, experience success and to develop their full potential.