Riverside Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
2 - 19
Community special school

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4 1 1 2 3 4
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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Ainsty Street
DN14 5JS

School Description

Riverside Special School provides for primary-aged pupils and secondary-aged students. All have a statement of special educational needs, generally related to moderate learning difficulties. A growing number have more complex learning needs related to significant developmental delay and emotional and behavioural difficulties. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for children who are looked after by the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals. There are more boys in the school than girls. Since the time of the last inspection, there have been a significant number of changes. The headteacher retired at the end of the summer term 2014 and the school currently has an acting headteacher until a permanent appointment can be made. The school has recently appointed one new assistant headteacher and one acting assistant headteacher. A new Chair and vice chair of the Governing Body have been appointed and a number of new governors elected. The local authority, in partnership with the school, are in the process of increasing the school’s size to include early years and post-16 provision. The school will then admit pupils with more profound and multiple learning difficulties. To ensure the school provides well for these changes, a new school building is currently being designed. The school works with a local college in order to support the most able mathematicians at the school.

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