Welcome to
Riverston School

Riverston is a happy, successful school for boys and girls aged 1 – 19 years. Our strengths centre on our small size, a warm and caring atmosphere and a commitment to treating every child as an individual.

We aim to:

  • Provide a safe, supportive and caring community in which we can all work.
  • Provide a relevant curriculum, tailor-made to meet the individual needs of our students.
  • Build confidence and self-esteem and prepare our boys and girls for the next step in their education.
  • Equip our students with a range of life skills - academic, social, physical, creative and moral - which will provide them with the skills to enter adult life.
  • Generate an understanding of the need for care and consideration for others, within our Riverston community, and the wider world.


We hope you really enjoy reading about Riverston School and that you will come to see the school for yourself. You will quickly discover that we are a thriving child-centred school where children really do come first.

Sarah Salathiel


Our Vision

Every child matters at Riverston School. That's the foundation stone of our distinctive character, spirit and attitude. Independent learning is valued by the children and there is a clear focus on sure-footed personal development, where social skills are encouraged to flourish. We believe that our pastoral care is second to none. A warm, welcoming and caring atmosphere that helps promote hard work, loyalty and co-operation. Positive, supportive and achieving...



Riverston Nursery operates a morning, afternoon or a full day programme for children aged 9 months to 4 years old. The children can attend the department on a flexible day by day programme which can be tailored to suit each individual family's needs. Full time hours are from 8.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year. Part time sessions are available for 50 weeks of the year and are for 4 hours per day only.

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Our Junior School at Riverston - from Reception through to Year 6 - is a journey of adventure and discovery. Underpinned by a focus on developing a solid academic foundation, our creative curriculum engages and inspires. Based on our community's wonderful diversity, national and international events, and the issues affecting different communities, the children increasingly take ownership of their learning as they enquire about and discover the world around...

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Our curriculum offering in the senior school is underpinned by a strong and consistent focus on literacy and numeracy, with the clear objective of having every child able to successfully progress to achieve good grades in these subjects at GCSE level. Alongside literacy and numeracy, every student in the senior school explores science, history, geography, art, music and food technology - since everyone needs to learn the basic life skill of cooking.

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16 +

Riverston 16 Plus is our offering for sixth form students and beyond. Our aim is to offer an appropriate mix of courses and programmes that can best meet the needs of our students, and will allow them to achieve success, realise their ambitions and to progress further, whether that be on to further study, into employment, or through developing a range of life skills which furthers their independence, confidence and self-belief.

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