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Rivermead Primary School

We are a state-funded school and teach pupils from Reception up to Year 6, accepting children from 4 to 11 year olds.

Rivermead Primary School has been at the heart of the Woodley community for 80 years. Our school offers a caring, warm and stimulating environment which enables children to be supported, grow and thrive.

It is our role to provide each child with a range of opportunities and to find the ‘magic’ key that will unlock their full potential, whether it is academic, the arts or sport.

We believe in allowing the children to take risks within a safe environment, receiving the encouragement and support they need to take each new learning step in their Rivermead journey.

We are part of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET), a multi-academy trust which supports free primary schools across London and Berkshire.

About our school experience


Activities might include:
- Observing lessons and different teaching styles
- Interacting with pupils
- Seeing how specific subjects are taught
- Learning more about the teacher training process
And much more.

Start and finish times
08:40 to 15:15 - Flexible

We are flexible with times, and happy to accommodate candidates during the school hours above. We will discuss the hours with you individually when we arrange your school experience.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

You can train to become a teacher at our school through the Bellevue Place Scitt:

- Teach First: partnered with our trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust, to deliver a one-year long School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT) at our school. This programme involves a powerful mix of live training in class, self-directed study and one-to-one support.

At the end of the programme you will gain qualified teacher status (QTS) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The link below provides more information about our teacher training.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year.

School experience type
In school


Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4BS
Map showing Rivermead Primary School

Not available on site

There is parking available for visitors to the school off site.

Disability and access details

Contact us should you require disabled access. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4BS
School phases
Primary (4 to 11)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.