As a small school we pride ourselves in developing a strong school community

Our strong school community encompasses those directly involved in school life for example, students, parents, carers, commissioners and staff; and those indirectly involved for example neighbouring businesses, schools, transport companies and local policing and support services.

We recognise that our students’ behaviour outside of school in the local community is as important as their behaviour inside school. We encourage students to show self-discipline and be responsible for the consequences of their actions and we encourage neighbours and members of the public to inform us of any actions they would like us to address with our students through our Student Management Plan.

Our behaviour code is collaborative and encourages students to show self-discipline and be responsible for the consequences of their actions. We expect high standards of attendance and punctuality, friendly and thoughtful behaviour towards others, and for students to prepare themselves for lessons and learning.

We want all students to develop their personal character and become positive, respectful, gritty, confident and trustworthy.

CP Riverside’s Positive Discipline approach is central to our aim of creating a purposeful working atmosphere for staff and students. CP Riverside is committed to providing a learning environment, which maintains high standards of behaviour and an environment with the local community that is respectful.

On a termly basis we invite members of our wider community into school to provide an opportunity to understand our students better and raise with us any positive or negative interactions they may have had. If you would like to be invited to this meeting please do contact us on our school number 0115 9864098.



Our School


We believe that it is really important to combine elements of the National Curriculum with an alternative and enriched curriculum.


The CP Way is fundamental in ensuring our students are able to learn in an environment that focuses on recognising positive changes.
Special Education Needs


A young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for extra educational provision to be made for them.