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Welcome to St Richard's Catholic Primary School. Our one form entry school is situated near to the town centre of Dover and is over-looked by Dover Castle. It has  fairly spacious grounds which include a field, playground, fire pit area, outdoor classroom and adventure playground.


Parents send their children to St Richard's because they want their children to be part of a faith community. Many, but not all are Catholic, and all children and their families are very welcome. It is very much a family academy and provides a caring atmosphere where all children are loved. 


The school is proud of all members of the community, especially the children. They are happy, loving and lively; always ready to welcome and full of fun. Staff are committed, ensuring that the children receive the best care and education.  Governors work hard to support the school community, sharing their skills and monitoring all aspects of school life.


The work of the school is based on six Gospel Values:

Love, Kindness, Honesty, Forgiveness, Respect and Hope.


There are two simple school rules:

Love yourself and those around you & Act safely




                                                       Lisa Huotari                            Colin Taylor

                                                       Area School                          Head teacher

                                                  Improvement Advisor



St Richard's Primary School is Ofsted rated 'Good' (2022)