Richmond West Schools Trust

From September 2016, Hampton High and Twickenham School joined The Richmond West Schools Trust. This is a local multi-academy trust established in order to provide new governance for Hampton High and Twickenham School.  The vision of the trust is that all schools are good or outstanding by 2020.

The trust brings together local schools in order to ensure high standards of education and a focus on Teaching, Learning and Leadership for the local community shared by these schools.  The trust provides the systems and structures needed to ensure the success of all of the schools, current member schools are Hampton High and Twickenham School. These school are supported by other local schools including Waldegrave. 

Each member  school in the trust has its own distinct identity and ethos. They each have their own vision, values and mission statements. They are united in a common belief in the strength of community education and the desire to ensure the entire community has access to the same high standards of education in the individual settings of each school.  Working collaboratively has resulted in improvement in every area of education for students attending Hampton High and Twickenham School.  Trustees are delighted in the progress that the schools have made so far under the leadership of Assal Ruse at Twickenham School and Rebecca Poole at Hampton High, and are confident that both schools will continue to go from strength to strength.

The governance structure of RWST comprises the Board of Trustees and a Local Governing Body for each of the schools in the trust. More information can be found on the RWST website (

The Richmond West Schools Trust (RWST) is a Private Limited Company, it is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with Business Classification of "General Secondary Education".