29th January 2015

Gospel Workshop

Over 200 pupils were treated to a gospel workshop on Friday 29th January, making fabulous three-part harmony under the direction of renowned gospel leader Karen Gibson. With songs both moving and uplifting, the workshop was a special experience for all involved. We look forward to singing more gospel in the near future! Watch the workshop in action HERE

Band Project

Monday 8th February saw the start of our Year 8 and 9 Band Project. Professional musicians Mr Nazam and Mr Wray spent the day mentoring no fewer than 12 student bands to help them work on a song of their choice. Watch some students rehearsing HEREThe groups are now busy practising in their own time, and will meet again in March for a second mentoring session before a number are chosen to record their song at Camden Roundhouse.  Many thanks to FOSRR for making the project possible! Download more information about the project.


28th January 2016

STEMOn the 28th of January, Miss Peters and Mrs Roy took 8 girls up to the Royal Institution for the Accenture ‘Girls in STEM’ (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) event. This event was packed with excitement for the girls. Their day began with a few inspirational speakers, three ladies who currently are leaders in their companies in STEM. This was followed by a codeathon where the pupils learned to code with JavaScript. In the afternoon the girls participated in a Stixx Challenge. They worked in teams of 6, mixed with pupils from other school, to design and build a structure that could fit all 6 of them built entirely out of newspaper. Three of our girls won an iPod Shuffle for being part of the winning design. The day concluded with a panel interview of nine people who worked in different STEM careers. Overall, the day was fun and inspirational.

29th January 2016

Report by Jacqueline Pickard de Hegarty

TrophiesTonight at the Quiz Night, FoSRR presented the House Cup to be presented each year to the house with the most merits and the Community Shield to be presented to the individual or group who extol the values of the FoSRR community.

Ms Firman is the first ever winner of the Community Shield for her work setting up the Staff, Governors and Parent Choir as well as all the work she does encouraging our children to explore and love music. Both trophies were made for us by Thomas Lyte the same company who make the Webb Ellis Cup, the FA Cup & Ryder Cup because our children deserve the best.

21st January 2015

MgrS Rome







St Richard Reynolds governor, Monsignor William Saunders was in Rome this week to attend a Jubilee for Pilgrimage Directors and Rectors of Sanctuaries. After an address by the Holy Father, Mgr Bill had to opportunity of speaking personally to Pope Francis. He also visited the English College and the Mother House of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour (The Bridgettines) just around the corner in Piazza Farnese where he prayed for our College in the Chapel of St Richard Reynolds. There is a fine painting of our Patron saint in the chapel. St Richard Reynolds was a Canon Confessor of the order.

15th December 2015

SMU2015 comp

The annual St Richard Reynolds Christmas Concert drew a record audience of parents and friends at the Chapel of St Mary’s University who were treated to an exceptional and varied programme of quality musical entertainment performed by our high school pupils. The evening included choral and instrumental works both secular and sacred from classical to rock, from jazz to folk. The popular parents and friends choir added their voices to the occasion and The Barnes Concert Band brought their magnificent brass and woodwind sound to add to a wonderful and memorable evening which concluded with a blessing by our parish priest, Father Ulick Loring. Huge thanks must go to Director of Music, Miss Firman, and music teacher, Miss Williams, and all those who helped to plan and prepare the event and, of course, to our talented pupils who rehearsed tirelessly to help make the evening a success. Thanks are also due to the Chancellor of the University, Francis Campbell, for allowing the concert to take place in the chapel.