Richmond Park Academy is situated in East Sheen in Greater London, on the northern edge of Richmond Park.
At present there is extensive building work all around the site. During the 2013-14 school year everyone should enter the school via the gates on Hertford Avenue unless you have booked an appointment with the headteacher. If this is the case please enter the building via the Park Avenue entrance.
Route 337 runs between Richmond and Clapham Junction via Barnes, Putney and Wandsworth.
Route 33 runs between Fulwell and Hammersmith via Twickenham, Richmond and Barnes.
Route 493 runs between Richmond and Tooting via Roehampton and Wimbledon.
All three buses travel along Upper Richmond Road and you can alight the bus at either the King’s Road or Priests Bridge stops. From the King’s Road bus stops walk east along Upper Richmond Road and turn right up Hertford Avenue. From Priests Bridge walk towards Sheen with East Sheen Primary school on your left and turn left up Hertford Avenue. The entrance to Richmond Park Academy is about 200 metres down Hertford Avenue on the right.
There are three railway stations within 20 minutes walk of the Academy. Mortlake, Barnes Bridge and Barnes stations are all about the same distance to the Hertford Avenue entrance. All three stations are serviced by trains from London Waterloo station. Mortlake trains generally run between Waterloo and Reading via Richmond while Barnes Bridge trains run between Waterloo and Weybridge or Windsor via Brentford and Hounslow. All the aforementioned trains run through Barnes. There are normally about four trains per hour on these services.
From Mortlake station go right on to Sheen Lane, turn left at the junction with Upper Richmond Road. After about 750 metres turn right at Hertford Avenue. The entrance to Richmond Park Academy is about 200 metres down Hertford Avenue on the right.
From Barnes Bridge station, facing the River Thames, turn left. Keep walking until you reach the bottom of White Hart Lane. Turn left here, cross the level crossing then turn right on to Priests Bridge. After a few metres turn right on to Upper Richmond Road. After about 200 metres turn left at Hertford Avenue. The entrance to Richmond Park Academy is about 200 metres down Hertford Avenue on the right.
From Barnes station walk south down Rocks Lane (or catch the 33 towards Fulwell outside the station) and turn right on to Upper Richmond Road. There is a shorter option of walking through Barnes Common. Walk for just under one kilometre on Upper Richmond Road until you reach Hertford Avenue. The entrance to Richmond Park Academy is about 200 metres down Hertford Avenue on the right.
The nearest London Underground stations are at Richmond upon Thames and Hammersmith. Both stations have good connections with the 33 bus as described above. Richmond is on the District and Overground lines while Hammersmith is on District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City Line and Circle Lines.
While the building works are in progress there are no car parking facilities within the grounds of Richmond Park Academy. However, there are no parking restrictions on Hertford Avenue or surrounding streets south of Upper Richmond Road.
While the building works are in progress the cycle shed is in the Park Avenue car park.
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