Welcome from our Head

“The school fully meets its aim to enable every pupil to be the best she can, whether academically or in the arts, drama or sports. Pupils display exemplary attitudes to learning.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

A t the Old Vicarage, we ensure your daughter is given an exceptional start, both academically and socially, with happy memories of her time at school. We aim to fulfil her potential and exceed your expectations.

We are non-selective in our Little Vic Pre-School and Reception, and are very proud of our outstanding academic achievements. Our classes have up to 15 girls and our experienced and inspirational staff encourage self-esteem and give them a strong academic foundation. We are equally proud of the all-round education the girls receive; whether it be musical, dramatic, artistic or sporting. Girls develop confidence, self-discipline and respect for others. We are based in a beautiful Grade 2* listed “castle” on Richmond Hill and, while we retain traditional values, we have a clear vision for the future. Our magnificent new ICT suite, adoption of Firefly as our VLE and commitment to enhancing the sporting provision for the girls, will attest to this and new developments are planned for the coming years.

We hope you will get a good feel for us from our website. Please contact the school office for details of our next open day or to arrange to see the school in action. I look forward to meeting you.

Mrs Gillian Linthwaite M.A. (Oxon) P.G.C.E.


The Old Vicarage School

“Pupils across the school exhibit substantial self-confidence and self-awareness.”

ISI Educational Quality Inspection - June 2019

Reindeer Visit

Despite their busy schedule, we were very lucky to have a special visit from Santa’s reindeer today! All the girls were able to meet them and learn all about life at the North Pole!

Year 2 trip – Science Museum

As part of their topic on Space, our Year 2 girls recently visited the Science Museum! They visited the Space gallery and watched “Our Beautiful Planet 3D” in the IMAX, a fully immersive experience on board the International Space Station. They finished their day with...

Annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre

Today we were blessed to be able host our annual Prize Giving at Richmond Theatre for the first time in 3 years – a truly wonderful occasion to celebrate our OVS girls’ incredible achievements over the past 12 months and say farewell to our remarkable Year 6 girls. ...

Matilda Jnr

After weeks of hard work and rehearsals, our Year 6 girls performed their Leavers’ Play “Matilda Jnr” over two evenings at the Queen Charlotte’s theatre in the Richmond Adult Community College.  The girls excelled themselves with performances full of individual...

Year 6 Residential Trip to PGL Bawdsey Manor

Last week saw the return of our Upper School residential trips! Our Year 6 girls had a brilliant week at PGL Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. They did many exciting activities including orienteering, climbing, archery and assault courses. In the evenings there were...

Buddy Easter Egg Hunt!

Our girls braved the cold weather this morning for their annual Buddy Easter Egg Hunt at Terrace Gardens. It was great to see so many chocolate smiles! 🐣🍫

Year 3 Spring Concert – The Lorax

Year 3 brought one of Dr Seuss’ most powerful stories to life for their Spring Concert this year, ‘The Lorax’. The story detailed a cautionary tale about our duty to protect our precious planet. The girls mastered the whimsical Seussical rhymes and sang their hearts...

Lights, Music, Action…ABBA!

Our Year 4 girls delivered an amazing performance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings as they sang five of ABBA’s most popular hits from the seventies.  The stage was awash with colour, bling and smiles as the girls swayed and twirled their way through the songs.  Their...

Chinese New Year

This week our girls filled the corridors with their brightly coloured outfits as we celebrated Chinese New Year.  They had a fun filled day making paper lanterns, dragon puppets and calligraphy writing.  They were even treated to a delicious Chinese feast at...

Year 3 trip to the Science Museum

This week our Year 3 girls visited the London Science Museum. They explored Space, The Science City, Information Age and Mathematics exhibitions before engaging in the interactive Wonderlab! The girls thoroughly loved the hands on FUN science activities, which engaged...