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Is your child starting school in September 2022?


The primary school (Reception) admission round opens on Monday 8 November 2021, for parents of children to apply for a Reception school place for the academic year that starts in September 2022.

The statutory national closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.
From 8 November 2021, applications can be made online via 99% of parents in Essex applied online last year.


The website also has a copy of the Primary Education in Essex 2022-23 booklet and the Schools Admissions Policies Directories contain details of all admission policies.

Welcome to Riverside!


We are all incredibly proud of our school and the education, opportunities and experiences that we are able to offer to all of our pupils. We love showing visitors around, allowing them to experience just what it is like to be a pupil at our wonderful school.  However, if you are not able to attend one of our tours,  we have also put together a virtual tour which we hope will give your child a taste of what it is like to be a pupil at Riverside. You can even hear from some of our lovely pupils about just what it is that makes Riverside so special! 


There is so much to consider when choosing a school for your child and we would encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have. You can get in touch with us via the office on 01702 230911 or email

If you require paper copies of any of the information on this website, please contact us. Copies can be provided free of charge. 

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