Riverside Primary is a small mixed community school which is based in Barking within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. We are fortunate to be housed in a fabulous modern building which boasts large class rooms that provide a clean and spacious environment for our children to learn in. We pride ourselves on providing a caring and friendly atmosphere associated with smaller schools. Your child’s time at Riverside Primary School is very precious and we are pleased that we are able to share this with you. We provide a curriculum that acknowledges the importance of the basic skills, but endeavours to teach those skills in an exciting way, as well as finding time to focus on more creative and artistic skills and making sure that we enjoy what we learn, using our local and wider environments and opportunities to support this.
School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 5th May as the school building will be used as a polling station.
Drop off time:
Gates open at 8.45am and close at 8.55am. Should your child arrive late for school they will need to be escorted to the main Reception.
Gates open at 3.15pm and close at 3.25pm. Should you arrive late when collecting your child you will need to go to the main Reception entrance.
Attendance is compulsory unless your family are presenting with symptoms of Covid. The person presenting with symptoms will be expected to take a test and self isolate and school should be informed as soon possible of the test result. If your child is a close contact of a person who has tested positive and your child is showing no symptoms, they can attend school however, they must take a lateral flow test daily for 7 days.
Please click the link below for more information regarding self-isolation:
If your child tests negative and has a high temperature, please bring in paracetamol and sign a consent form to give us permissions to medicate your child.
Free School Meals
We understand that many of you are going through a challenging time. Please click on the link below to apply for FSM if your circumstances have changed as your child may now be entitled to free lunches from the government:
Breakfast Club opens at 7.30am and last admission is 8.15am.
The school also currently has an Afterschool Club facilitated by Spectacular Kidz.
Alternatively, if you would like the use of a registered childminder please click here to access the LBBD family information page online where you can search for registered childcare facilities in the local community.