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Kew Riverside Primary School

Children at the heart of everything we do

Our School

Kew Riverside Primary School is a one-form entry school which forms part of the London Borough of Richmond's Private Finance Initiative project in partnership with Semperian PLC. The school opened in September 2002. The pupil role is currently 196 (Census Aut1 2016) with a capacity for 210.  We are a GOOD school (Ofsted 2017) with strong ambitions to be outstanding!

Our vision is to help our children become emotionally intelligent and socially responsible individuals who set and achieve the highest standards for themselves.  We provide a dynamic creative curriculum that encourages the voice, engagement and independence of every child. We work closely with parents and the whole community to create learning opportunities to develop the whole child. 

Kew Riverside Primary School has a richly diverse community with 47% of children having English as an additional language and there are currently 33 different languages spoken as well as English. We strongly believe in inclusive education and celebrate all children's progress and achievements equally. Our pupils enjoy an extended and enriched curriculum which includes Foreign Language teaching from Y1, P.E. delivered by a specialist practitioner and a range of before/after school clubs. The learning environment and resources are of a very high quality.  Pupil stability is 80%, lower than nationally. This is mainly due to many families who are on work placements in England returning or planning to return to their home country at the end of this placement, usually 2-3 years. This particularly affects KS2 classes. Children's attainment on entry is in line with local averages and slightly above national averages. This does not include many of our children who enter as EAL beginner learners (currently 18 children with EAL in Reception 2016-17, 19 in Year 1).  At present, on the SEND register, we have 15 children (8%), with 3 children (1.5%) having statements that have not yet been converted to EHC Plans. 

The local catchment area comprises a mix of private housing and local authority housing. We are very aware that opportunities at Kew Riverside Primary School must extend to our whole community whatever the economic background. Our major challenge is to ensure continuing academic excellence and progress whilst providing an enriched/extended curriculum and wider opportunities for all.  We strive to instill the values of rights being balanced with responsibilities. 

An external private company provides pre- and after-school care and KS1/2 holiday care within the school building. A private nursery provides care for children from 6 weeks to pre-school age in adjacent premises. All provision is within the school grounds and therefore there is on-site care and education from six weeks to eleven years. The school site is open for children from 7.30am to 6.15pm.  The school has achieved a Healthy Schools Bronze award in recognition of our healthy lifestyle, food choices and activities as well as the Silver Sports Mark (Aut 2016).

Darren Norman

Headteacher

Kew Riverside Primary School

February 2017