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PHASE 2 - now complete!

Phase 2 of the project was completed over the October half term, and the inner quad is now complete with new raised decking area instead of muddy grass. Apparently it is already in high demand!  We just need to pretty it up a bit now with hanging flower baskets or similar.........any ideas from parents or students welcome!

You can also just make out behind that the railing and building behind have also been repainted a neutral green, which makes the whole area look much smarter.

So what is the next project going to be?  Please come along to the next PTA meeting with any suggestions....


Quad phase 2 after

Christ's Annual Fireworks Display

Friday 4th November 2016

Fireworks 2 photosChrist's annual fireworks will be held again this year in Christ's playing fields from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday 4th November.  It is a lovely community event involving all the local primary schools and has plenty of food, drink, music and entertainment as well as the most spectacular fireworks!

The evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great way to support your school. Tickets are now on sale online.

THANK YOU for your donations!!

PTA Landscaping project to go ahead!

We now have reached the final stage of our Inner Quad Landscaping Project where the remaining muddy patch 

Phase 1 area

will be transformed into a decked seating area, similar to that shown below...

Decking Example

HUGE thanks for all your donations towards the landscaping project – the great news is that we now have enough to go ahead with the work which should take place at the beginning of September.  Look out for photos on the PTA page of Christ’s website once the work has been completed.

The other fabulous news is that the fireworks will now be going ahead next year thanks to some wonderful new volunteers! Please help them as much as you can – more news to follow in September.  The first PTA meeting of the new term will be Tuesday September 13th at 8pm at the White Horse pub in Richmond.

If you have any questions, suggestions for design or fundraising ideas, or would like to get more involved, please email

To see how the results of the first stage of the transformation, click here /666/landscaping-project


14th may richmond may fair success!

It was another great day at Richmond May Fair this year, with much better weather than forecast for once.  Thanks to Paul Cox for getting the Gas Urn to finally work by resorting to lighting it with a match whilst we all cowered at the other end of the marquee, and for his fabulous plants as usual. Many thanks to the great tMayfair 2016 fig 2eamwork of the Scheibli's and Tracey Kidd in manning the BBQ, again, and to everyone else who helped on the day and donated cakes and prizes. 

We managed to raise over £800 in profit, had a great time, and raised the profile of the school all in one day!

The money raised will go towards the FINAL stage of the inner quad landscaping, where the remaining muddy patch will be transformed into a decked seating area.  We will be asking for donations to raise the final sum needed to go ahead with the work - please see article above.Mayfair 2016 fig 1_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Your PTA Needs You

The PTA are looking for volunteers to help manage and run  the very successful  and important Fireworks night in November 2016.  The current PTA members have been running this event for the last 4 years and would now like to hand over to other volunteers.

The fireworks evening has been running for 11 years now, and has become an integral part of Richmond community's festivities, helping to connect us with, and promote us to, local families.  It would be a real shame if the event could not run in November. It would a loss, both to the community and to our reputation, and also because it is our biggest fundraiser of the year, raising around £5,000 in profit.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take on the responsibility of organising and co-ordinating the event, plus a team of people to help out.  The event is fully documented and full support and advice will be available from past members. More information on the role can be found here. The fireworks need to be booked in June, so we will need volunteers by 31st May.

We are also looking for people to organise the 2017 Quiz evening, and the 2017 May Fair. Ideally we would like to have teams of people who help to organise particular events, so that the burden does not fall on the same people all the time.

Helping out with PTA events is a great way to connect with other parents, make new friends and be involved in the life of the school. A vibrant parent/carer community helps to generate a sense of pride and belonging, and the money raised helps to create a better environment and more opportunities for our students, for example from the landscaping project, to table tennis tables, drama equipment, library books, other sporting equipment etc. Christ's has an ambition to reach an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and parental engagement evidenced by a vibrant PTA is your chance to contribute to this.

If you would like the fireworks to go ahead next year, and would like to find out more about how you can help with this or other events, please contact the current PTA Treasurer, Rowan Woodward at



IMG 2216IMG 2153Massive, massive thanks to Johnny Vegas for hosting the school’s funniest Quiz evening ever on Friday!!  

Over 120 parents, staff, teachers and governors were entertained by Johnny for hours (literally!) whilst competing against each other in a closely fought contest. The teachers were narrowly beaten to the top spot by a year 8 parent team, whilst Johnny kept the jokes rolling.  Many thanks to Johnny for a truly hilarious and unforgettable evening.

We also managed to smash our previous years takings with a record profit of around £3,200  - over twice last year’s!  This means that we can now finish the border area around our new landscaped inner quad, with seating just in time for that Easter heat wave – so many thanks to everyone for their IMG 2259support!

Also huge thanks for all the photos courtesy of  Vicki Sharp Photography, for the fantastic food provided by our very own Christ's caterers and for Fitz-Gibbon for sponsoring us.



8 November 2015 Christ's Annual Fireworks Display

Fireworks 2 photosChrist's has run a Fireworks evening for the last 11 years. This years fireworks on 8th November was the most successful to date, attended by around 500 Christ's parents, students and staff and around 1500 parents and children from our local primary schools and the scouts.  It is a lovely community event and the fireworks were excellent again this year! Many thanks to everyone who helped out.

The evening is our biggest fundraiser of the year and raised over £5000 in profit which now enables us to go ahead with the landscaping project - see details below.

The current organiser will be stepping down this year, so if you would like to help run this important event, please contact Jane Fitch



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