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  • Saturday 16 October 2021 Year 8 Learn to Restart a Heart Year 8 took part in vital CPR training on Friday.
  • Saturday 16 October 2021 Poet Laureate Visits School Poet Laureate Simon Armitage spent the afternoon at our school as part of his visit to Richmond.
  • Monday 11 October 2021 God and the Big Bang Year 10 spent last Thursday being challenged to discover, discuss and debate the compatibility of science and faith.
  • Thursday 7 October 2021 Guidance, Support and Inspiration as Year 11 Look to the Future Year 11 considered their next steps during a Careers Day, and then were joined by parents for a Revision Evening designed to help every student reach their full potential.
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 GCSE PE Students' Residential Year 10 and 11 GCSE PE students demonstrated courage to shine with new skills developed on their residential.
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 Area Tournament Champions Our Year 11 football team beat all local competition to win an area tournament last week.
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 Students Bake for Charity Students raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan in a cake sale on Friday.
  • Monday 20 September 2021 Sporting Success for SFX Students Students have celebrated sporting successes this month.
  • Friday 10 September 2021 School Welcomes Year 7 St Francis Xavier School welcomed its new Year 7 students this week.
  • Thursday 12 August 2021 Students Celebrate Outstanding Results Students celebrated outstanding GCSE achievements when they received their results this morning.
  • Friday 23 July 2021 Courage to Shine in Sports Day Students braved soaring temperatures to excel in this year's sports day.
  • Wednesday 21 July 2021 Virtual Celebration of Student Achievement The hard work and achievements of students were celebrated last week in a virtual awards ceremony.
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021 Expedition Success Year Nine students completed their DofE Bronze Expedition, despite typical Yorkshire summer weather!
  • Thursday 1 July 2021 Eco Poster Success Posters containing the artwork of SFX students have been released, offering people the chance to sponsor a tree in a newly-formed woodland in Richmond as part of the town's 950th birthday celebrations.
  • Wednesday 30 June 2021 A Fond Farewell This week, we said a sad but fond farewell to the school’s chaplaincy coordinator Mrs Rachel Ross Russell. Mrs Ross Russell has been a member of the school community for many years: first as a parent and governor and for the last seven years as our chaplaincy coordinator – a role she virtually built from scratch, and which has become central to our school’s ethos.
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Year 11 prom update Dear Parents/Carers
  • Friday 28 May 2021 Student Success in National Competition Pupils from St. Francis Xavier School in Richmond have overcome stiff competition to win one of the top prizes in a blog competition.
  • Wednesday 19 May 2021 Eco Boost for the Library Some wonderful books have been donated to the school to improve our collection on the environment.
  • Wednesday 28 April 2021 Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Training Weekend Year 9 students take part in a training weekend for DofE Award
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 Faith in Action Through Fasting
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021 Climate logo competition Design a logo for the new Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership that embodies their vision for effective action against climate change.
  • Monday 29 March 2021 Climate action partnership launched in Richmondshire A new partnership set up to respond to the climate and environmental emergency has been launched in Richmondshire.
  • Thursday 25 March 2021 Lateral flow testing update Following the success of the asymptomatic testing programme on the return to school, it is vital to keep testing at home throughout the Easter holidays and into the summer term.
  • Friday 12 March 2021 St Francis Xavier School Welcomes Back All of its Learners It has been wonderful have been able to welcome back learners in all year groups this week. Thanks to a hard-working and efficient team of Covid-19 testers and its supporting admin staff, we were able to open our doors to all students by Tuesday morning.
  • Wednesday 24 February 2021 Careers opportunity GSK have an exclusive online event taking place on the 4th March, 4:30pm - 5:30 pm  with a focus on their Engineering and STEM based roles. 
  • Tuesday 23 February 2021 Love in the community A kind-hearted student from St Francis Xavier committed her half term to supporting her local community and living out our school ethos.Isobel who is in Year 8 worked with her local church youth group on a project focused on ‘Love of God, love of neighbour’ to show how everyone is loved. Parishioners knitted hearts and Isobel wrote messages of love and support on these and hid them around our local village for residents to find.She painted stones for a trail for the children in the village to follow as a half term activity.She also led an online youth service for the parish where she talked about ‘Love of God and Love of neighbour’. She decided after lots of thought that she most liked the idea of God’s love being like an umbrella that protects us from the storms that affect so many at the moment.Isobel said, “When my local youth leader told me, we were going to a February of Love, I was super excited! It is so very hard for so many of us to feel mot
  • Friday 12 February 2021 Home learning success After 6 weeks, 30 days and 3711 live lessons students at St Francis Xavier had a lot to celebrate. 
  • Friday 15 January 2021 Virtual careers and skills fair The York and North Yorkshire Careers and Skills Event will take place on the Learn Live platform for parents and carers to access. The event will:
  • Thursday 12 November 2020 Let's Go Zero St. Francis Xavier School in Richmond has joined schools across the UK to get behind a national Let’s Go Zero schools campaign declaring its aim to become zero carbon by 2030.
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