Riverside School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
299
AGES
4 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

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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 2021, 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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(30/4/19)
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96%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
14%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
40%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
0.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Main Road
St Paul's Cray
Orpington
BR5 3HS
01689870519

School Description

Riverside School caters for pupils who have severe or complex special educational needs and/or disabilities. It is situated over two sites, Riverside St. Paul’s Cray and Riverside Beckenham. All pupils have an education, health and care plan or are in the process of assessment. One in three pupils is eligible for pupil premium funding. The number of pupils on roll has increased significantly over the past few years. The school now admits pupils from the age of three years old. The school does not use any alternative provision. Inspection report: Riverside School, 30 April–1 May 2019 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed learning in all key stages and on both sites. All observations were carried out jointly with senior leaders. Inspectors looked at pupils’ work and evidence of pupils’ progress with senior leaders. Inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour throughout the school day, including in lessons. Inspectors talked to pupils in lessons and in groups. Inspectors met with middle and senior leaders, a range of staff members and members of the governing body. The lead inspector had a telephone conversation with the local authority’s director of education services. Inspectors looked at a range of school documents, including the school’s selfevaluation and plans for improvement. Inspectors also looked at information from the school’s website, school policies, minutes from governing body meetings, information related to pupils’ progress, behaviour records, attendance information, the school’s single central record of staff suitability, risk assessments, health and safety information and safeguarding records. Inspectors spoke to parents who were bringing their children to the school. Inspectors also considered responses from Ofsted’s online questionnaire Parent View and free-text responses. Inspectors took into account views expressed in the survey completed by staff. There were no responses to the pupil survey.

Riverside School Parent Reviews



93% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 16% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 13% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 20% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 16% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 66% Agree 21% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 21% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 28% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>28} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 25% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 49% Agree 8% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 41% {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>41} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 82% Agree 10% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>82, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 16% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 21% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019
Yes 93% No 7% {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} Figures based on 61 responses up to 02-05-2019

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