Riverside Bridge School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
162
AGES
4 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Free schools special

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(25/02/2020)
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6.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
33.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
27.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
48.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Renwick Road
Barking
IG11 0FU
02039465888

School Description

Pupils thrive at Riverside Bridge School. They learn new skills and grow in confidence and independence. They learn about themselves and others. Pupils say that when they get up in the morning, they look forward to coming to school. They come to school regularly and on time. Pupils told us that they ‘love it here’. They feel happy and safe. This is a friendly, calm and welcoming place. Staff are kind, gentle and respectful. They help pupils if they are worried or upset. One pupil told us, ‘If people say or do bad things, teachers stop it.’ Pupils told inspectors that there is no bullying. Staff encourage pupils to keep going and stretch themselves if they can. Staff also help pupils to be calm when they are having a difficult time. They make playtimes fun. Pupils thoroughly enjoy many activities, including riding bikes and scooters and blowing bubbles. Pupils enjoy school, behave well and work hard. Pupils like learning outside the classroom in the local area and further afield. During the inspection, two classes enjoyed a visit to the London Eye. Older pupils benefit from work experiences such as administration in a local supermarket. All these opportunities support pupils to develop their skills and gain resilience and maturity.

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