Riverston features in the Good Schools Guide

Riverston again features in the Good Schools Guide.  Please follow the link to read what they say about us:

Riverston in the Good Schools Guide

Here are some of the things they say …

“The nursery is well equipped with enthusiastic nursery nurses and assistants.  The space is clean and cheerful and children roll around happily to music with evidence of creative work on the walls.  This is oversubscribed, since the parents like the longer hours available in the pre-school and the fact that they will not have to move onto a different junior school ..”

“There is evidence of purposeful teaching and real learning in all the junior school.  We watched a class involved in role play and a freer style of learning than maybe possible in larger classes.  The junior school also makes much use of the outside space …. and there is an active forest school with its own wood hut for exploratory learning from nature.”

“The senior school feels more serious than the junior school, as completely appropriate…. There are several ability groups within each small year group, so students are taught at their own level.”

“Pastoral care, well-being and discipline – this is the selling point of the school – it has always had a reputation for good pastoral care and this has led to the school filling a niche market for those pupils who need more support than most.  There are regular multi-disciplinary meetings which give space for communication about individual children.  Each child has a tutor and they are the point of contact first thing in the morning and after lunch.”

“Around 50% of pupils are on the autism spectrum.  Pupils are also mixed in terms of ability – and there is a range of pathways for different needs.  School also caters for pupils with epilepsy.  One parent we spoke to said that the school has given her daughter the space to be herself – an individual with her own individual manner.  The new sixth form is still very small, but with its own space and growing need, this is beginning to attract pupils who do not want to go to larger sixth form colleges.”