Twickenham Academy is a co-educational secondary school located in Whitton, in the London Borough of Richmond, south-west London.A £24m refurbishment to the school was completed in July 2013 and reopened by then Twickenham MP Vince Cable.Assal Ruse, a former deputy at Waldegrave School, took over as Headteacher in April 2016.Claire Little is the co-opted Chair of Governors.Twickenham Academy is part of a family of local schools known as the Richmond West Schools Trust.The Trust includes Richmond borough schools Waldegrave School, Teddington School, Hampton High and Nelson Primary School.The Trust is led by the executive Headteachers of Teddington School and Waldegrave School.Vision and ValuesVisionStudents to be confident, successful and lifelong learners. Students to develop creativity, resourcefulness and resilience. The school to be driven and united towards continuous self and school improvement. The school to attract, nurture and retain high quality staff. Students, staff and parents to be proud to contribute positively to the school and the wider community.ValuesIntegrity Perseverance Dedication Empathy ResponsibilityGCSE resultsIn 2016, 55 per cent of students achieved A* - C grade at GCSE – an 11 percent improvement on the previous year.English results improved by 12 percent, while Maths grades were up by 13 percent.