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The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London is the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames.  The borough is approximately half parkland – large areas of London's open space fall within the borough boundaries. 

In 2006, research found that the borough had the best quality of life in London and was in the top quarter of local authorities nationwide.  

About Us

At all key stages, Richmond schools consistently achieve results well above the national average. These high standards make our schools extremely popular with parents inside and outside the borough. Richmond's schools have a reputation for offering high quality education. As a result most schools are regularly over-subscribed.   As a multicultural borough, Richmond is keen to promote the employment of under-represented groups in the workforce. We therefore particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic communities and people with disabilities.

Working for us

Looking for a new challenge? Make the right choice…The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is committed to giving you the best opportunity to maximise your potential, whatever stage of your career you are at


We offer:

  • a diverse, skilled and supportive workforce
  • access to high quality professional development and guidance
  • outstanding induction programmes
  • well resourced and friendly schools with excellent national recognition
  • a vision for excellence for children and young people 

We regard the recruitment and retention of a committed and well-qualified school workforce as a matter of the utmost importance – we work hard to support all staff in achieving enjoyment and satisfaction in their roles.

If you are interested in working in schools within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames you can register to receive our electronic school vacancy bulletin. The bulletin includes details of all children’s workforce-based vacancies and it will be emailed to you at the end of each week

If you would enjoy working in a small borough where communication is easy and professionally supportive relationships are quickly developed – then Richmond upon Thames is the place for you!  

Working in Richmond


Richmond is a unique jewel in London’s crown. Often considered London’s most attractive borough it has been a favourite retreat for the rich and famous throughout history. Home to the marvels of Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium it rivals anywhere in London for things to see and do. Seen as the happiest place in London to live, the balance of being close enough to central London while maintaining a large amount of open green space.

Located just 8 miles south west of central London, Richmond has fantastic transport links with access to London Underground’s District Line and train services to Waterloo. Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away and can be reached easily by road, train or bus and the M3, M25 and M4 motorways all provide easy access to the area.

Richmond is a friendly and lively centre with excellent facilities including numerous shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and bars, charming pubs and sophisticated restaurants serving top class international cuisine. With so much history and heritage, wildlife and leisure activities, Richmond has something for everyone and is a wonderful environment in which to bring up a family.  Along with a variety of galleries, art centres and cinemas, there is the fabulous Richmond Theatre on The Green along with The Orange Tree theatre.

The Borough also offers up some of the most attractive green open spaces within London including a number of Royal Parks, the most notable of which is the famous 2,300+ acres of Richmond Park.  The River Thames is a major feature of Richmond. Running through the heart of the Borough it winds its way for 21 miles allowing for some beautifully positioned riverside homes with fabulous river views.



Kew Gardens and Palace - Experience the Royal Botanical Garden Show at Kew Gardens. Visit the beautiful palace set within the 300 acre setting.

Richmond Park - London’s largest royal park, famous for its rambling heaths and multitude of deer. A popular jaunt West London locals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life.

Twickenham Stadium - The home of rugby. Catch England international rugby games here or during the summer the famous London 7s. Make the short walk to the smaller but just as lively Stoop to catch the local premiership club side, Harlequins RFC.

Hampton Court Palace - The famous royal palace that was a favourite for the King Henry VIII. Visiting here is a little journey to the past. During the winter months it is home to one of London’s largest ice rinks which is a fantastic evening no matter who you are.

Old Deer Park - Houses the boroughs favourite pagoda, it is a fantastic little park land. It is also the home ground of London Welsh Rugby Club if you are looking for an intimate family experience watching the sport. 

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