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Alex wins Gold

Sunday 21st June

Well done to Alex who won a gold medal in a British Judo competition for juniors at Kidderminster Samurai Judo Club on Sunday 21st June.

Alex wins Gold | Kidderminster Samurai Judo Club | June 2015
He is a member of Leominster Judo Club which train on Thursday evenings throughout the year.

This was the first time Alex had competed.  He made some very good throws which gave him the top position in his group.

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Beach Ride at Borth

June 2015

Beach Ride at Borth | June 2015
Jess, Tiggy, George, Louis, Natasia, Imogen and Laura travelled with their ponies to Borth for the annual Leavers’ Beach Ride.  They were accompanied by Mrs P, her daughter, event rider Alice, and Dicky.  All St Richard’s riders look forward to this moment for just about their entire St Richard’s life.  It lived up to expectations!

Beach Ride at Borth | June 2015
Beach Ride at Borth | June 2015
Beach Ride at Borth | June 2015
More photographs will be in the magazine but these photographs give a taste of this incredible day for both rider and pony.

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NSEA Show-Jumping Competition

June 2015

Tiggy on her own chestnut all rounder Chester, Jess on Murphy, Molly and Georgia on their new, young 14.2hh ponies, Finlay and Harry, arrived at Kings Equestrian Centre bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in readiness for the National Schools Equestrian Centre Qualifying Classes.

NSEA Show-Jumping Competition | June 2015

In the 70 cms class, the team rode like demons and completed on a score of 4, gaining 3rd place, just missing out on a qualifying place. In the 80 cms, too many poles fell to be in contention, however, all the team rode really well.

Many thanks to all the parents for bringing the children and ponies to what was a lovely, well-organised event in clement conditions.

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Athletics Success

May 2015

Both Lucy and Laura have had promising wins in recent athletics events.

Athletics Success | May 2015
In the Hereford County Athletic Championships on 23rd May, Lucy, became a double county champion by taking Gold in both the Under 13 girls 70 metre hurdles and Under 13 girls Long Jump, followed by a silver medal in the Under 13 girls 100 metres.

Earlier that week, Laura smashed a 25-year old record for the Under 14 girls, 1500 metres at the annual Abberley Athletics Championships at Stourport with a time of 5.44 mins.

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Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier
at the Three Counties Showground

April 2015

Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier | Three Counties Showground | April 2015
Georgia and her pony, Toffee, are enjoying mounted games and some success.

The North Hereford team won the Pony Club Area Mounted Games qualifier held at the Three Counties Showground in April.  This takes them on to the Zones in Warwickshire at the end of June.  Here, they will compete against the top three Pony Clubs from each of the 19 Areas in the country to qualify for the Championships and ultimately to gain a place at Horse of the Year Show and win The Prince Philip Cup (#in their dreams!).

Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier | Three Counties Showground | April 2015
Spot Her Majesty the Queen in the Royal Box!

Georgia's team mate, also called Georgia, and her pony, Maggie, competed for England last week at Royal Windsor. She was selected for the team of five which was a huge achievement and very exciting for us all in North Hereford Pony Club.  She had an amazing week at Windsor.  She met the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Philip presented the prizes on the final day.  Wales just beat England with Scotland 3rd, Ireland 4th and Northern Ireland 5th.

The two Georgias and their North Hereford mounted games team will be competing at Gatcombe Park on the 8th and 9th August and would love lots of supporters to cheer them on.

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Malvern College Aquathlon

Saturday 20th May

Well done to all those who swam and ran in the Malvern College Aquathlon on Saturday, 20th May.
Malvern College Aquathlon | Saturday 20th May 2015
Twelve prep schools competed in the U11 and U13 age groups and St Richard's girls and one boy (Alex) performed strongly.

Notable performances came from Laura (4th) and Lucy (7th) in the U11 girls; Mary (8th) and Olivia (17th) in the U13 girls and Alex (16th) in the U11 boys.

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Table-Top Sale

May 2015

There was an excellent turn out for some indulgent retail therapy at Sarah de Rohan’s table-top sale.

Over £450 was raised in the course of the morning.  £284 of this will be combined with the fabulous sum raised by Becky and Alice at the Cake Sale earlier in the term, to create nearly £800 for new show jumps for the school.

Table-Top Sale | May 2015

The remainder has been given to the Pony Club and is going towards their Summer Camp.

This was a fantastic effort by everyone involved - many thanks!

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The Jungle Book by Form 5
at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

30th April and 1st May

Form 5’s stunning production of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘original’ Jungle Book (much darker and more introspective than the Disney version), took the Conquest Theatre by storm last week.

The key roles, Mowgli (India), Baloo (Maisy) and Bagheera (Cecilia) were perfectly cast and executed with poise and self-assurance.  The other cast members performed admirably, doubling up on parts with ease, assisted by some imaginative costumes and scenery.  Special thanks to Boz, for all his hard work in making this such a watchable performance.

The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May


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Cold Harbour Point-to-Point

Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Cold Harbour Point-to-Point | Sunday, 3rd May 2015
The fearless Tiggy followed up her 4th at the pony racing in Cheltenham by finishing a superb 1st on Chester (out of 8 ponies) in the Racetech Novice Pony Race Qualifier at the Cold Harbour Point-to-Point, cheered on by a group of very enthusiastic and excited St.Dix pupils and their parents waving the school flag!

Tiggy led from the start over an 8 furlong flat course (just over a mile), holding her nerve all the way to a very strong finish.  This qualifies her for the Point-to-Point Novice Racing Finals later this month. Cold Harbour Point-to-Point | Sunday, 3rd May 2015


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In commemoration
of the 800th anniversary
of Magna Carta

May 2015

St Richard’s School Choir were invited to sing a piece of work for the Magna Carta Song Story - In commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015.

In commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 | May 2015

Hereford Cathedral is celebrating the signing of this historic document through a year of exciting exhibitions, colourful banners, pop up displays, ‘hands on’ interactive and displays of original documents and artefacts, featuring the Cathedral’s own 1217 Magna Carta. Click here for more information.

Parents are invited this Friday 8th May at the Hereford Museum Gallery 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

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Paris Trip

March 2015


Please click here for more photos of the Paris Trip.

Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015

Please click here for more photos of the Paris Trip.


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Maria playing outside at Croft Castle | Summer 2015
Maria playing outside at Croft Castle - Summer 2015
Visit to Malvern Theatre | Summer 2015
Some members of Forms 1-4 visit Malvern Theatre
to see "I believe in Unicorns"
Red Nose Day | 13th March 2015
Supporting Red Nose Day...

Please feel free to email the school with your news.

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Entrance Exam Results 2015


Congratulations to members of Form 6 (Year 8) who have collected an impressive array of entrance awards:

Sports Exhibition, Malvern College
2 Drama Scholarships, Malvern College
Headmistress’ Award, MSJ for Sport & Drama
Headmistress’ Award, MSJ for English & Music
Music Scholarship, Malvern College
Academic Scholarship, King's Worcester
2 Music Scholarships, King's Worcester
All-Rounder Exhibition, Christ College, Brecon
Sports Exhibition, Christ College, Brecon
Hereford Cathedral School
Headmaster's Award Dean Close, Cheltenham
Academic Scholarship, Malvern College
Ampleforth College
The Thorneycroft All-Rounder, The Oratory School
Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls
Alington Scholarship, Shrewsbury School


We are also delighted that all our Common Entrance pupils have gained entrance to their first choice of school:
Dean Close, Cheltenham
Malvern College
Shrewsbury School


Please click here for more detailed information of the
Leavers' Results for 2015 (password protected)
and here for the
Leavers' Destinations in previous years.

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National Prep Schools’
Athletics Championship

Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, 24th July

and Mercia Regional Qualifiers, 18th July

with thanks to DE Photo for the first two photos

Athletics Nationals | June 2015
Congratulations to Arabella, Alex, Thomas and Lucy who qualified to compete in the National Prep Schools’ Athletics Championships at the renowned Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.  Most events had 15-16 qualifiers from the regional events.

Athletics Nationals | June 2015 Athletics Nationals | June 2015
Athletics Nationals | June 2015 Athletics Nationals | June 2015
The children all did St Richard’s proud.  Arabella came 5th in the U12 Girls’ Discus with a throw of 17m;  Alex came 9th in the U13 Boys High Jump, jumping 1.35m; Thomas ran well to achieve 8th in the U13 1500m and Lucy came 8th in the U12 High Jump with a PB of 1.30 metres.

Athletics Nationals | June 2015 Athletics Nationals | June 2015
To qualify for the national finals is an incredible achievement as the regional rounds have qualifying times/distances and are open to all pupils in prep schools throughout the United Kingdom. Amazingly, St Richard’s fielded over 20 pupils with qualifying times for the Mercia regional event in Abingdon with some fabulous performances recorded.

Athletics Nationals | June 2015 Athletics Nationals | June 2015
Athletics Nationals | June 2015


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The Wizard of Oz
The Ruby Slippers

June 2015

The Wizard of Oz The Ruby Slippers | June 2015
During half term several of the St Richard's children took part in the Bromyard Youth Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz The Ruby Slippers.  They all performed superbly along with the rest of the cast and entertained packed houses on both evenings.

Maisie - Toto
Patrick - Scarecrow
Jamie - Tinman
Natasia - Hickory
Gaby - General Winkie, a crow and a tree
Jess - Winkie, Flying Monkey
Rosie - Winkie and Crow
Nick - Stage Lighting
Romy – Winkie
Annabel - Crow, Tree, Glinda Gang

The Wizard of Oz The Ruby Slippers | June 2015
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Crocodile 8 Cross Country

24th May 2015

Arabella and Tiberius went to the Crocodile 8 event, a local cross country race, on a hot May Bank Holiday at Tillington, Hereford and took part in the fun runs for key stage 1 & 2.

Crocodile 8 Cross Country | May 2015
Arabella was the first girl ...

Crocodile 8 Cross Country | May 2015
and Tiberius enjoyed taking part in his first run - getting ready for pre-prep sports day!



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RaceTech Novice Riders Championship Final
148cm & under, 8 furlong

May 2015

Tiggy and Chester qualified for the championship final by winning at Coldharbour.
148cm & under, 8 furlong | RaceTech Novice Riders Championship Final | May 2015
On Saturday afternoon they raced at Garthorpe racecourse in Leicestershire against the best of the novice riders and ponies in the country, and once again were in the winners enclosure, finishing a strong fourth.

148cm & under, 8 furlong | RaceTech Novice Riders Championship Final | May 2015
A wonderful ending to their racing season!

148cm & under, 8 furlong | RaceTech Novice Riders Championship Final | May 2015
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NSEA Dressage Competition

Sunday, 24th May 2015

On Sunday 24th May, Tiggy and Georgia represented St Richard's at an NSEA dressage competition.

NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015 NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015
Georgia rode a lovely test on her new pony Harry and achieved a very good score, particularly as it was his first ever dressage competition.  Tiggy and Chester performed a very pleasing test to be placed fourth.

NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015
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Mixed Rounders

May 2015

The U11 girls and boys showed they really could work together when they competed against the Moffatts School last week.
Mixed Rounders | May 2015
The boys (who normally play cricket, not rounders) proved their worth with some fabulous hitting and the girls' competent fielding brought many half rounders to a sudden halt.  The strong win was a fine example of team work!

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English Speaking Board

May 2015

English Speaking Board | May 2015
Congratulations to all our English Speaking Board candidates who each achieved Distinction in their recent exams!

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HELLENSMUSIC

May 2015

This week Form 2 visited Hellens Manor near Much Marcle for Hellensmusic 2015.
HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015
Its aim is to showcase some of the world’s greatest musicians, provide them with the opportunity to work together in intimate surroundings to explore new ideas, and to give local audiences the chance to listen to exquisite music in a delightful environment. HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015
The event has a strong focus on music education and training for the young which St Richard's were to be invited to join.   They spent a fascinating day and were even shown around the historic manor house. HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015


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Success in Shrewsbury Aquathlon

May 2015

Well done to Sophie who came 3rd in the Tristar 2 (age 11/12yrs) Category at the Darwin Challenge Aquathlon organised by Shrewsbury Triathlon Club and held at Shrewsbury School on Saturday.

Darwin Challenge Aquathlon | May 2015
She swam 200m followed by a 1800m run.

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(what they wrote about us...)


Hold on to your hats: 'Mr Fab, has landed.  It was a great coup for St Richard's to land Fred de Falbe as its new head, fresh from Knightsbridge School, where he was deputy head - a giant step from chichi SW1 to leafy Bromyard, but a very successful one.  'Herefordshire school to teach Chinese,' reported the local paper incredulously - but introducing Mandarin is just the start of it.  Boarding numbers are up, buoyed by ambitious trips for full-boarders and the introduction of riding weekends.  Lots of whizzy IT stuff too, including new ipads.  The sports teams are, says Fred, in 'flourishing form' - particular credit to the cross-country girls.  Some 78 per cent of last year's leavers won scholarships.  Underpinning all this is the school's Catholic ethos, 'delivered in an unpushy way', we're told. Local rivals need to watch out: the new, improved St Richard's is ab fab.

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