We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity.

At CP Riverside we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all students, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity, able to participate fully in school life and feel valued, cared for and listened to. The development of a positive self-image, self-advocacy, respect for others and an awareness of the value of each individual’s contribution to the school community is an integral part of our ethos.

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support students, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

In order to ensure education is accessible for those with particular educational needs we have a comprehensive support system led by our Special Educational Needs Coordinator Stef Smith.

To promote an inclusive learning environment we have an Equality Action Plan and a Disability Action Plan which are monitored regularly.



Our Curriculum


We are ambitious for all of our students and that is why our academic offer reflects that of a mainstream school. We do not believe that our students are less capable of learning challenging concepts, acquiring new knowledge or applying prior learning; nor are they less entitled to the same quality of education as their mainstream peers.


Our mission is to CREATE POSSIBILITIES THROUGH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION. We believe that every student at CP Riverside School has a purpose; a reason why they are alive and that it is our job to draw out the potential that lies within. We will use our curriculum as the vehicle for giving students the knowledge, skills and experience they need to discover their purpose.
Special Education Needs


Early identification of a student’s needs is essential. Our own assessments coupled with the information and data gathered from commissioners, parents/carers and external agencies, help us to identify, clarify and work towards meeting these individual needs. Our team of Teachers and LSAs are committed to making sure all students achieve their potential while at CP Riverside.