At Old Vicarage School, we want every pupil to feel safe and protected from neglect and abuse and to know there is someone they can turn to if they are being neglected or abused. All staff (whether employed, contracted, peripatetic, volunteer or student) have an inescapable duty to protect our children from harm and prevent impairment of their mental and physical health and development. This duty applies to everyone working in this school.

Old Vicarage School – Designated Safeguarding Team


Mrs Clare Strickland Head
Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Mandy Fawcett Deputy Head
Deputy DSL


Mrs Franky Hendry
Deputy DSL

 DSL and Governor Contact Details

Mrs Clare Strickland, Head
Mrs Mandy Fawcett , Deputy Head
Mrs Franky Hendry
Mr Christian Heidl, Chair of Governors
Mrs Lucy Barnes, Safeguarding Governor

Richmond – Single Point of Access

Richmond LADO –

Early Help

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Leaflet for Agency Staff

Safeguarding Leaflet for Parent Volunteers

House Swimming Gala

After a four-year hiatus on Wednesday 26th April the long-awaited OVS House Swimming Gala took place at Teddington Pools. All girls from Years 3 to 6 have been busy preparing during their weekly swimming lessons, focusing on their diving, swimming technique and...

Ski trip to Folgarida

The first week of the Easter break saw a number of our girls and staff hit the slopes in Folgarida, Italy.  By the end of the week our Beginners who had never put skis on their feet before, were mastering red runs.  Whist our Intermediate and Advanced girls...

Netball and Swimming Success!

In recent weeks we have had two huge success stories from the pool and the Netball court. Our Netball girls came first at the Richmond Borough Netball Tournament. A tournament involving 35 different schools – this is an exceptional achievement! Their day was topped...

Year 5 Spring Concert – Alice in Wonderland

Our Year 5 girls certainly weren’t late…for a very important date this week! ⏰ They delivered two brilliant performances of their Spring Concert, Alice in Wonderland. They sang, spoke, and acted with great exuberance and comic timing in a world without reason and full...

World Book Day

Yesterday our corridors were filled with our favourite book characters as we celebrated World Book Day! 📚 We were fortunate enough to have a visit from bestselling author Maz Evans who also kindly held a mini book signing. Well done to our Year 6 girls who held an...

Year 4 Spring Concert – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Our Year 4 girls showcased their incredible talent in Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Monday and Wednesday evening this week. A twist to the classic fairy-tale, Snow-White escapes captivity, aided by seven ex horse-race jockeys and the...

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Bee Musical

There was a buzz in the air this week when our Year 3 girls delivered two brilliant performances of their Spring Concert, The Bee Musical.  Their energy and enthusiasm was infectious as they sang, danced and acted with such confidence and joy.  Well done girls, you...

Chinese New Year

Our girls celebrated Chinese New Year yesterday. A fun filled day making lanterns & origami rabbits, calligraphy writing & food tasting! They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at lunchtime! Gong Hei Fat Choi to our OVS community, wishing...

Christmas Carol Service

Last night our OVS community joined together for our annual Christmas Carol Service at St John the Devine. This really is one of the best evenings of the year, showcasing our talented girls in Years 3 to 6, with every girl in their final year having the opportunity to...

Lower School Nativities

The culmination of the Autumn Term was four great Christmas stories told by our pre-school and Lower School in their own unique ways.  Considering there were a few absences (including Mary!) in the lead up to these performances, the girls really pulled together...