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Riverside Community Primary School and Nursery

At Riverside Primary School, we aim to help our children achieve the highest possible standard and provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. 

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Address:Riverside Community Primary School
210 Poole Park Road
Telephone number: 01752 365297
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The school has 15 class bases, a nursery unit, a drama studio, an ICT/library suite and a large multi use hall. Externally there is a large play area, a first rate football pitch and an exciting wildlife garden.

The purpose-built kitchen provides nutritional hot meals daily.

At Riverside we aim to work in partnership with parents to provide each child with the best possible education both academically and socially. Great care is taken to ensure that the talents and needs of each child are recognised and valued.

Above all, our school is a place where mutual respect for all is encouraged.

Our Nursery

At Riverside, we believe that all children should have the best start in life to enable them to fulfil their hopes and dreams.   Life is full of wonder and magic and we want all children to develop their inquisitive minds and curiosity to have a thirst for knowledge.  Through play, both in and out of the classroom, we will nurture, inspire, motivate and challenge children to take risks in a safe and caring environment.  We firmly believe that if a child is excited by learning, especially in the early days at our school, then they will continue their learning journey with genuine enthusiasm and an unshakeable resilience which will enable them to become lifelong learners and continue to search for and understand the wonder and magic that surrounds them.   

Our curriculum is designed to recognise children's prior learning from their experiences at home and build on these to provide first hand learning experiences, whilst allowing the children to build resilience, ambition and integrity.

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We understand and follow children's interests and provide opportunities throughout our EYFS curriculum to support learning, consolidate and deepen knowledge and ensure children meet their next steps. We provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that our first experiences of school should be happy and positive. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.

Throughout their time in EYFS, the children develop a sense of belonging to our school community, ready to transition to year 1 the following academic year. They have the confidence and skills to make decisions and self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

We work in partnership with parents and carers to encourage independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential from their various starting points.


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Riverside aims to ensure that all children feel themselves to be valued and fulfilled members of the school community. All, from the least to the most able, make progress and are helped to reach their full potential. Every child is an individual who has the right to be provided with a supportive context in which they can develop to the best of their ability, regardless of age, background, race or aptitude. 

Riverside highly values the input that parents make to their child's education and aim to work together to provide the best possible support for each child.

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Age range
  • Early Years - 0 to 5 years
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years

  • Based: Plymouth
    Childcare Type:
    • School
    • School nurseries
    Age ranges:
    • Primary school - 5 to 11 years
    • Nursery school - 3 to 4 years

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