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.
Due to current Covid restrictions, the staggered start and finish times are below with attendance being compulsory unless your family is presenting with symptoms of Covid when you will therefore be expected to take a test and self isolate.
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:
New Gate Times
Drop off times:
Reception Year 1 and Year 2 – 8.45am – 8.55am Gate 1 (near the bus stop)
Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 – 8:45am – 8.55am Gate 2 (Breakfast club gate)
Reception Year 1 and Year 2 – 3.15pm – 3.25pm Gate 1
Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 – 3.10pm – 3.20pm Gate 2
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.
Prospective EYFS Parents 2021/2022
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are unable to have visitors in the school, we have put together a virtual EYFS tour for you.