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Riverside School

Riverside School is a mixed 11-18 free school that opened in September 2013. We are fully subscribed in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and currently have 1200 students on roll, including our new sixth form. We will eventually grow to a full capacity of 2000 students.

Our success is a result of an absolute emphasis on learning, the brilliant parental support that we receive and our close-knit team of enthusiastic and incredibly talented staff. There is a real sense of passion and dynamism that students and staff bring to all that they do, making Riverside School a superb place to both learn and to work.

We serve our local community with the very highest standard of education to ensure ‘Excellence for All’. Riverside works in partnership with the Local Authority (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham) to meet the needs of a rapidly growing school population in the Thames View and Riverside areas in the southern part of the borough, on the north bank of the River Thames.

About our school experience

Riverside School is an extremely successful Secondary and Sixth Form obtaining the very best outcomes for our local community. We offer our School Experience candidates a day with the Head of Department, which includes shadowing a range of lessons with hands on experience and speaking to current trainees. We work closely with London Partnership SCITT and recruit many school experience candidates. We also offer a 1:1 session with the Deputy Headteacher who will explain and guide you through the many routes into teaching.
Start and finish times
8:30am to 3:00pm - Flexible

To be discussed

Dress code

Business dress, Smart casual

Teacher training

Partnership London SCITT

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability


School experience type
In school


Renwick Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 0FU
Map showing Riverside School

Yes - on site parking provided

Parking is available in our overflow car park which is just across the road.

Renwick Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 0FU
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Physics
  • Spanish