Do you know anyone who needs funding to help get into employment? Please see Prince's Trust under the 'Community' section for details 
"The School seems
to understand my
child and his needs"
“I love school because
I’ve got good friends and I love doing my Asdan and Prince’s Trust."

We are fundraising for a new playground

Massive thanks to the Real Trance Family for dancing trance with our pupils and to each and every single one of you who has donated to our cause so far.

Also to David Kirkpatrick from Blue Peak Productions for your super duper editing skills and Lesley Kirkpatrick for supporting us the whole way through.

See events section for full update!


Welcome to Riverside School


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 Welcome to the Riverside School website.

 Riverside School caters for pupils who are aged 4 – 19 with severe learning difficulties and profound multiple learning difficulties. We strive to ensure that all relationships in school are driven by the core values of respect and understanding. Our approach places the needs of the pupils as the most important and our focus highlights the need to treat all pupils as individuals. Our aim is to meet individual needs and enable pupils to achieve their potential by providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment.

We celebrate and recognise each child’s achievements in all aspects of his/her development and learning, providing experiences and opportunities that are stimulating, engaging and enjoyable.

We value the close working relationship that we have with parents and carers: the establishment of successful partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, other professionals, the Board of Governors and the wider community is central to our work.


Colin Ward



These  pictures were designed by school pupils and made into poster boards and displayed by Firums Energy. You can see them at the front entrance of the school



Latest Riverside School Calendar Events

Summer holidays01Jul2016

School closed for summer holidays

staff training30Aug2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Hillcroft School, Newtownabbey

epilepsy awareness training

staff training30Aug2016

12:30 pm - 3:15 pm @ Riverside School

child specific medical training or classroom preparation

staff training31Aug2016

9:00 am - 3:15 pm @ Riverside School

positive behaviour and writing positive behaviour plans

Pupils start back to school01Sep2016

9:15 am - 3:00 pm @ Riverside School

pupils start back to school Juniors 0915-1300 Seniors 0915-1500

Calendars page(s): Riverside School Calendar >>