Why choose The River School?

Why choose The River School?

Choosing a school that brings out the best in your child is a very important decision. The River School, established in 1985, seeks to provide outstanding education; built on strong Christian foundations, shaping character and pursuing excellence in everything. Our ISI Inspection Report highlighted many strengths and we invite prospective parents to visit to see for themselves.  Highlights included:


  • Pupils have a strong moral understanding as shown by their excellent behaviour;
  • All groups of pupils, including those with SEND, achieve well and make good progress relative to their starting points;
  • Pupils’ communication skills are excellent and are developed from an early age;
  • Pupils have excellent self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • Pupils’ spiritual understanding and appreciation of the non-material aspects of life are excellent;
  • Pupils have positive attitudes to learning, demonstrating determination and great resilience;
  • Pupils are supported well by small class sizes and the high aspirations of staff who know them individually very well.

 The River School offers:

  • Strong Christian ethos
  • Education focused on the whole person; building character, developing skills for life and academic success
  • Strong academic results
  • Culture of respect and responsibility
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Small class sizes- under 20
  • Safe, happy and stimulating environment
  • Close-knit community of pupils, parents and staff
  • Beautiful, extensive grounds (over 8 acres)
  • Very competitive fees - please see our "Fees" page for further information! 


To read what our parents say  about the school, please click on the parent testimonies link below!


The River School is a member of the Independent Schools Association and the Christian Schools Trust.


Please contact us on (01905) 457047  or email info@riverschool.co.uk for more information.

See our latest video on the River School here

Shaping Character, Pursuing Excellence