Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom
About Riverside School
Riverside School is a mixed, non-denominational secondary school with a sixth form. It is an academy located in Barking, Greater London.
Riverside opened as a new provision in September 2013, it currently has 750 students on roll and will eventually grow to a full capacity of 2,000 students aged 11-18 by 2021. The school moved to its new £45m state-of-the-art premises in September 2017, including very large 75-95m² classrooms and impressive indoor/outdoor sports facilities.
Mr Andrew Roberts
Values and vision
Riverside School's motto “excellence for all” emphasises its very high expectations for everyone. Learning is at the heart of school life and students follow a broadly academic curriculum, thriving in all subjects including the arts and sport. Modern British values such as tolerance, diversity and respect are impressive features of the school's ethos.
Alongside the broad and balanced curriculum provided for students, Riverside School encourages every students to be involved in the school community as much as possible by taking part in a diverse range of extra-curricular activities to develop essential wider skills.
“The headteacher has established an ethos of high expectations of behaviour and achievement across the school. Expert leadership of teaching by the headteacher results in a consistent approach by most teachers. Most students, including those who are most able and disadvantaged, make good progress. Students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is good.”