Rev. George Baugh arrived in Galle in 1864 for Missionary Educational work. Owing to zealous and preserving applications of Rev. Baugh the authorities in England had decided on the establishment of a Superior School for Boys at Galle under the charge of Missionary and had made a liberal grant for erection of Buildings at Richmond Hill. This District Meeting of Missionaries voted their thanks to the Committee for the generous aid and their congratulations to Rev. Baugh on the success of his plans.
The new Galle High School was established on the 1st May 1876 with 104 pupils. Rev. Baugh expressed his joy in these words. May 1876  It is with unfeigned gratitude to God that I am now able to record the establishment of two superior schools so long needed for this neighbourhood, viz., The Galle High School for boys & the Whitfield Road School for Girls. Ever since my first practical acquaintance with this circuit in 1864 now more than 12 years ago, I made it my one great work next to preaching the Gospel to prevail upon our authorities to enable us to secure them and it is a matter of much gratification that persistent effort has resulted in success.... I heartily thank the gentlemen of our Foreign Missionary Committee in London and the good ladies of our important Ladies Auxiliary for female education for both the needed schools.
Latin, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Religion were included in the curriculum, and children were trained to sit for British Public examinations. A prize giving was held in its very first year, and a library with 500 books was opened in 1878. 
From these facts, it is evident that from the beginning, Richmond was conducted as a comprehensive educational Institution. The school which originally bore the name "Galle High School ", was renamed Richmond College " in 1882.

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