Richmond House School is delighted to announce a significant investment into the buildings and facilities for its youngest pupils.

Over the Summer Holidays the school is preparing to demolish and rebuild the Early Years building, replacing it with a new, purpose-built Nursery School and two Reception classrooms. The building is designed to create the optimal learning environment for the younger children. This will include areas for quieter learning, space for messy play, and a cosy, age-appropriate library to encourage a love of reading. The design even includes separate welly storage for the children’s all-important outdoor learning lessons in the school’s yurt and 10 acres of fields.

Headteacher, Helen Stiles says “We are very excited about our new Early Years development. Whist the new building creates a more spacious learning environment, it does not increase the capacity of the school, as we want to maintain its warm, family feel. The increased, carefully designed space, will give our youngest children the best opportunities to learn, develop and play from the moment they join our school”.

This development will be completed for the start of the Autumn term and is the first of 3 phases of building development planned for the school.

Richmond House School is an independent primary school, situated in Far Headingley, North Leeds, only 3 miles from the city centre. The school boasts small class sizes, of a maximum of 18, with a 2- form entry, making it the optimum size to offer pupils a vast array of opportunities and friendships whilst small enough for each child to be known and valued as an individual. The school accepts children into the Nursery School from the term in which they turn 3.

Limited Nursery and Reception places are still available for September 2019, and the school is now taking applications for 2020.