Welcome to Riverston School

Our Aims and Ethos

Riverston School provides a warm, caring and stimulating environment where children will learn new skills. We excel at providing each child with the right skills to prepare them for life in the wider world. We are part of a community characterised by a profound respect for and encouragement of diversity, where important differences among children and adults are celebrated. What drives us is ensuring that children have the best possible life chances and that they are not limited by the  perceptions of themselves and what they might achieve in life.

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Riverston Nursery

Riverston Nursery

Riverston Nursery and Early Years Department operates a morning, afternoon or a full day  programme for children aged 9 months to 4 years old.

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Riverston School

Riverston School

Our ethos and approach in the senior school remains focused on developing the unique skills, talents and abilities of every individual pupil with personalised education plans for everyone.

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Riverston College

Riverston College

Riverston College is our offering for students of 16 years and above with courses and programmes that allow our students to realise their ambitions and to progress further.

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I am delighted to welcome you to Riverston School and College. If we have the pleasure of you visiting in person, you will quickly see we are a very unique setting with the reality of inclusion at our core. We are an independent school in the heart of London, and reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Our students reach across all abilities and backgrounds. Our small classes and nurturing environment provides the platform for success that a traditional educational setting cannot provide. Many of our students come from a place of broken relationships with the school system, difficult experiences in their peer relationships or a lack of empathy and understanding from professionals working with them. We look to repair relationships and trust in the school system so that students feel safe enough, and happy enough, to reach their academic potential.

Our extensive therapy team including drama therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, allow us to cater for students with wide ranging needs, including those with mental health difficulties as well as learning needs. We offer a broad and rich curriculum which includes GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs, alongside a range of life skills courses that help prepare our young people for life beyond secondary education. Our future focused ethos means we take a very child centred approached and look to tailor our provision to the needs of each individual, leading them to where they want be in adulthood. Whether that is further education, employment or simply being able to live independently, our focus is on the child and family voice and their hopes and aspirations. We very much hope you will have the chance to visit our fantastic school, so we can show you our ethos and values in practice.

Guy Baker, Headteacher

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Is that Mr Fox we can see in our Forest School? 🌳 Our Year 8 students have set up a motion camera to detect any wildlife in our outdoor learning space. We couldn’t help but share this with you all 🦊 #fox #outdoorlearning #forestschool #riverstonschool
As we welcome in the last term of this academic year, we are preparing for events such as exams, ceremonies and whole school events. Which we cannot wait to share with you all and to invite our school community in to celebrate together💙🏫

#schoolcommunity #celebrate #summerterm
It was a pleasure to have @talkeducation visit us earlier this week to catch up on everything new at Riverston school since their last visit with us. Thank you so much to Philippa Wheatley for spending time with different members of staff and meeting our students 🏫 💙 #talkeducation
The sun is shining brightly over Riverston School as we are delighted to welcome prospective parents/guardians and their children for our Open Day at 2pm 📚

Please note that there is limited parking available if you are visiting us today. Allow enough time to park on adjacent roads 💙
As we enter our Summer Term we would like to share with you the remaining dates for the last term of our academic year.

If you have any questions regarding these dates or any other enquiries, please email: office@riverstonschool.co.uk

#termdates #summerterm #riverstonschool
World Art Day 🎨🖌️

Here at Riverston School we have a number of fabulous artists in the making who always amaze us with their talented creations. This World Art Day is a timely reminder that art can unite and connect us even in the most difficult of circumstances. 

#worldartday #themedday #artists #talent #art
Not too long ago staff attended a insightful CPD First Aid session with our knowledgable school nurse Ms Rose Wade 👩‍⚕️ 

This session allowed our staff to have a refresher and more of an insight into understanding Epilepsy in School. These sessions occur with Ms Wade every week on different topics so staff are always informed on what best practice is in different first aid areas. 

Providing useful tools and actions required so we all ensure that we are taking a collective effort to protecting our students if situations where to occur that they require first aid due to their Epilepsy 💙
We hope everyone has enjoyed their break for Easter. We look forward to welcoming you all back tomorrow to kick start the Summer Term! 💙

Please note that we start at our normal time tomorrow of 08:30am 🕓
Here at Riverston School, we understand that when prospective students come to visit us with their parents/guardians. It may be a very daunting first time experience of getting to know somewhere that is new to them. We have created a little video tour of different areas of the school. Part 2 will be coming very soon to show you missing areas! 💙
We have had an absolute treat this Spring Term of enjoying different treats in our forest school. Not only that, students have really enjoyed learning the process of creating a fire safely to enjoy these with their peers 🔥

#forestschool #popcorn #safetyfirst #enjoytogether
One of the PSHE topics that were covered in the Spring Term was reproduction. Students were tasked with defining different key terms to their meaning within that topic 👩🏻‍🏫

#reproduction #PSHE #keytopics #KS3 #Studentlearning #SEMH #SEND #innovate #include #inspire

At Riverston we specialise in nurturing success for students aged 11-19, who have learning differences.

We have outstanding teachers, in school therapists, very small classes, and a multiple pathway curriculum that ensures each student finds their own success in our school and in life