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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Hello and welcome to Riverston School and College. As the Headteacher of our wonderful school, I am delighted to welcome you to our website and really look forward to welcoming you, in person, to one of our Open Days in the future, so you can really experience how special we are.

At Riverston, we recognise that many families who have children with special educational needs haven’t necessarily had a positive experience of mainstream education, so we are committed to providing a nurturing, welcoming environment that supports your whole family.

We cater for secondary school students with a wide range of needs from high functioning autism to social, emotional and mental health needs. We offer support from onsite therapists and intervention services to ensure that your child’s Education, Health and Care Plan targets are achieved.

Our special education programmes offer pathways to success in small class sizes for a more personal approach. All of our staff are highly skilled with the very best up-to-date training in an ever-evolving field. We are committed to include, innovate and inspire all of our students to success.

At Riverston your child will be nurtured and will in grow in confidence. They will join our unique learning community, in which everyone feels safe, cared for, challenged, and inspired to succeed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Riverston School and College.

Angela Fairs, Headteacher

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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.
Before the half term break, Class 8T were focusing on the artist Henri Rousseau and taking aspects of his work to create this beautiful class masterpiece 🎨

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We look forward to welcoming you back after half term, here are some important reminders of our Riverston Attitudes to Learning 💙

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Riverston School would like to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day ❤️

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Time to relax and enjoy the February half term break after all the hard work our students have done following mock exams and more. 

Take this time to reflect on this and we look forward to welcoming you back in a week’s time 🩵
Here are some brilliant highlights captured from this past half term 🩵

We hope you have a lovely break and look forward to welcoming you all back on the 19th of February! ✨
Last week we had excellent news that our newly formed Riverston Basketball Team had their first victory, in their first match, against Drumbeat Sixth Form 🏀 

The students played incredibly well and showed great teamwork and individual skills. The player of the match was our Captain Shekinah, who scored a 3 pointer and 2 baskets, alongside Louie, Zavier and Yahya who also scored. The final score was 29-0 so well done to our superstar team!!
A massive thank you to todays team for creating this special lunch for us for Chinese New Year 🇨🇳 🧧

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