We cater for all ability ranges, although our ethos is to always stretch students to the very best of their capabilities in all areas
When they enter Year 5 – and for the remaining Middle School years – students are taught in a combination of single Form teacher for the core subjects, and specialist subject teachers for other subjects. This model allows Form teachers to take a significant pastoral-care role for their students, ensuring their well-being as well as the continuing development of personal and social skills.
All students take part in the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science – Humanities, Music, Art, Physical Education, RE, Drama and Citizenship. A range of after-school clubs take place between Monday and Thursday as well as an early-morning swimming club followed by bacon roll and hot chocolate before school!
For Riverston Plus students, the Middle School timetable is created to enable as much opportunity to develop independence, both in terms of learning and personal development as possible. Independent travel training and the continued development of social-communication skills form an integral component of many students’ individual timetables. The development of Skills for Life form part of the diverse curriculum at Riverston School, focusing on everyday skills both at home and in the community.