In June 2014, the Department for Education gave conditional approval for the Richmond upon Thames School Trust to establish a new co-educational, non-selective and non-faith-based school for 11 to 16 year-olds on the existing College site, opening in September 2017; admitting five forms of entry (150 children) per year.  

In October 2016, our Trust achieved full planning permission for the school's permanent accommodation on Egerton Road and in February 2017, we signed our Funding Agreement, enabling RTS to open in September 2017.