Welcome to Riverside Junior School,
Riverside has been serving the families and community of Hebden Bridge for more than one hundred years. It began its life in 1909 as a United District Secondary School and became Riverside Junior School in 1964. We are in an enviable position – at the heart of the small, thriving town of Hebden Bridge, yet surrounded by the beautiful South Pennine hills and within walking distance of the National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags.
We have a strong vision, underpinned by the five main characteristics which form the basis of our whole curriculum.
The outdoor environment at school is just as important for good learning as classrooms. Our highly trained play leaders provide a variety of activities and we also have a Trimtrail, activity area, 'quiet' garden, football and netball pitches plus a multi purpose covered area. Not to forget our markings for the mile a day run!
We make every effort to ensure that each child feels happy and secure in school and has a sense of being cared for and valued for who they are. If for any reason a child becomes worried or upset we act immediately, work with parents and always follow up concerns.
Please browse through our website and feel free to come and see us at work. We are proud to be accountable for what we do and feel that our excellent results reflect the quality of teaching as well as the support we receive from parents. The best indicators of the performance of Riverside are the children and the skills, abilities and outcomes that they have in the academic, social, arts and sporting areas of their development.
At Riverside, we take great pride in our school and all our achievements and we take great care of each other, our environment and our community. Riverside is also proud to be part of the Hebden Bridge Schools Federation; a family of schools who work closely together including Central Street Infant School (www.centralstreet.org.uk) and Stubbings Infant School (www.stubbingsinfantschool.co.uk)
Lucy Caswell - Executive Head
David Howes - Deputy Head