Riverside School

Type Special School
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address White Hart Lane
Wood Green
N22 5QJ
Phone 02088897814
Reference Number 102178



Riverside School is a primary and secondary educational institution located at N22 5QJ in North London, United Kingdom. This co-educational day school, founded in the 1970s, currently educates students from age 3 to 16 through its Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 4 (KS4) programmes.

The school has a strong academic reputation, reflecting a commitment to providing a broad and balanced learning environment fostering intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, physical, and social development. Niall Smith serves as the current Headteacher who leads a dedicated staff, including both teachers and specialist instructors.

Riverside School offers a range of extracurricular activities, such as sports, drama, and music, providing students with opportunities to explore their passions outside of the classroom. The facility also accommodates children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in an inclusive learning environment.

Inspections conducted by Ofsted, the UK's education regulator, found that Riverside School is a good school, with strengths including the quality of teaching and leadership, especially in key subjects like English and mathematics. The school's curriculum is enriched by forward-thinking resources, such as iPads and a scientific lab, facilitating hugely effective teaching methods.

Additionally, the school prides itself on embracing diversity and community engagement, with an International Link project aimed at enhancing pupils' understanding and appreciation of cultures beyond the UK. Constantly striving to improve, Riverside School is at the forefront of an ongoing education revolution, offering bright futures for its pupils.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 157
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 69.43%
Girls: 30.57%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 30
8 28
9 18
10 22
11 29
12 8
13 7

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-06-16
Date Description Report
2022-03-29 School inspection: School inspection:
2016-10-12 Short inspection Short inspection
2012-12-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-05-18 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-01-29 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-12-09 Full inspection Full inspection


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)