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St Francis Xavier


As a school community, we are committed to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The concept of 
sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social - also known informally as profits, planet, and people.

Working with young people we already have an opportunity to educate and inform students about their environment but we also have a responsibility to set an example and show how, through simple actions, each individual, each house, each company, through a little thought and determination, can make a difference to the local environment. The small changes made locally can then help to make a massive change globally.


Saint Francis Xavier School was the first secondary school in North Yorkshire to be awarded the green flag after taking steps to reduce waste and recycle.



Preloved uniform

We have regular preloved uniform events throughout the year and second-hand uniform is available on request. 

We cannot run these events without the support of our school community. Donations are always welcomed. As part of their services to SVP, members of the group sort and wash uniform when it is sent to school. 

Our next pre-loved event is on Friday 1st December, 3:30-5pm. 



Useful links

Lets Go Zero Campaign InformationVisit the Lets Go Zero website

Watch a video on the Lets Go Zero campaign

Visit Ashden's Sustainable Schools website  


Recent news

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  • Thursday 21 December 2023 A clean sweep in the local community We were saddened to see our common place covered in litter from the strong winds last night. Demonstrating our school value of Stewardship, students from Years 8 and 9 went into the local community to pick up this litter.
  • Sunday 8 October 2023 Students joined the climate change event in York. Students from SFX joined others at the one-day event, Don’t Just Pray, Do Something for God’s Sake in York.
  • Monday 2 October 2023 The SVP team go litter picking! The SVP team and volunteers from students in year groups 7-10 took part in litter pick around the school grounds.
  • Wednesday 12 January 2022 Small Changes Can Make a Huge Difference Students at the school continue to take every opportunity to make changes to improve the local - and global - environment.
  • 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 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 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 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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Find us in the press!

Meet the SFX Eco Team

Student calls on MP Rishi Sunak to support school’s zero carbon aimsSt Francis Xavier School joins national zero carbon campaignYorkshire 'Greta' Calls On Her MP Rishi Sunak To Support School’s Journey To Zero Carbon