The ethos of Riverston School is that of helping every child fulfil their potential, through a genuinely bespoke and child-centred, multi-disciplinary approach to education.
Children can join at any point during the school year or term, and parents are always welcome to visit the school and meet Mrs Salathiel and the wider team - we just ask that you call us and book a time so we can ensure you are well looked after.
There is no entrance examination for admission to Riverston. Instead, and following informal meetings between parents and staff, children looking to enter the Junior or Senior School, or Riverston's 16 Plus department, will be invited to participate in the life of the school for up to 3 days. This allows us to understand the very specific and unique abilities, learning styles and needs of each and every child.
Children are made to feel very welcome during these 'taster days' and are 'buddied' with other pupils who support them during their stay. They participate fully in the life of the school and this will allow the staff team to get a detailed understanding of the needs of the child, and to determine whether we are able to fully meet those needs. Parents will be given detailed feedback by the teaching staff.
Admission to Riverston Nursery follows a similar process. Following an enquiry to the Nursery, we will contact you to arrange a visit to view the nursery facilities and meet the nursery staff. Nursery 'settles' can also be arranged for each child to visit and spend a short period within their allocated room to ensure every child is eased into their new environment by meeting the other children and staff. Sessions can then be agreed with the Nursery Manager.