Lunchtime ordering changes from 23.11.20
Please be aware that changes to the way students will receive their lunchtime meals will be changing from Monday 23rd November. You will be receiving correspondence from us via letter and School Gateway in the next two days.
We are reviewing our Anti Bullying Policy and would welcome views from parents. We will be holding an online meeting on Friday 13th November at 12.00pm.
If you would like to be part of this forum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a link to join the meeting, along with a copy of the draft policy for your consideration.
Latest Covid-19 Advice & Information
To keep everyone safe, please remember not to send children back to school if they have COVID symptoms, are awaiting a COVID test result or have been identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Symptoms and advice link: NHS
Rivers Academy Virtual Open Evening
The current national restrictions mean it is not possible for us to offer parents and prospective students the chance to visit our Academy this term.
We know that you would want the chance to meet our students, staff and see our Academy in action. If you cannot come to us, then we must come to you. We are working on a series of short videos that will provide you with a unique insight into our amazing Academy. The videos will be available to view on our website from the 15th October 2020.
Barnardo’s ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service
See, Hear, Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
See, Hear, Respond, provides support to children, young people and their families who aren’t currently seeing a social worker or other agency, and who are struggling to cope with the emotional impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). See, Hear, Respond will support from pre-birth up to 18 years of age and those with special educational needs under the age of 25.
See, Hear, Respond will contact every referral made, so no child is missed. Help is available in one or more of four ways:
- an online hub of support and information
- online counselling and therapy
- face-to-face support for those most affected and at risk of some of today’s most pertinent issues, such as criminal exploitation, and
helping children and young people reintegrate back into school
You can access via the ‘See, Hear, Respond’ service self-referral webpage or Freephone 0800 151 7015.
Incredible GCSE Results for students at Rivers
Year 11 students at Rivers Academy West London have achieved record-breaking GCSE results.
A fantastic 70% of students achieved Grade 4 and above in both GCSE English and Maths and 45% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in English and Maths. Some 39% of students achieved the prestigious Ebacc with 25% of students achieving a strong EBacc.
The impressive GCSE results come a week after the academy also celebrated record A-level results: A phenomenal 27% of all A-level grades were at A*-A and 53% of all grades were at A*-B.
Students successfully secured their places at a number of Russell Group universities, including Oxford, Imperial, Birmingham and Queen Mary.
One student also found herself heading to the US to begin studying at the prestigious RICE University in Texas, dubbed the ‘Harvard of the South’.
RICE University has approximately 27000 applications every year and accepts 2000, only 10% of whom are overseas students.
Principal at Rivers, Andria Singlehurst, said “On behalf of Rivers Academy students I would like to thank the entire team of staff.
‘’This is the culmination of five years of dedication and determination. Forensic scrutiny by academy staff led to confident submission of grades for students, this extensive moderation ensured the integrity of the Academy’s results process in a national picture of uncertainty.
‘’We look forward to welcoming so many of our Year 11 students to Post 16 study with us and wish every student the very best for their next step. We are really looking forward to hearing about their future successes. They are the leaders of the future. This cohort of students has worked incredibly hard to earn these results whilst supporting their friends through a year unlike any other. We have loved seeing them develop into such well-rounded individuals. We wish them every success in their futures and are looking forward to seeing so many of them again in September as they join our Sixth Form for further study.”
This year’s grades reflect a now long established trajectory of improvement at the school for GCSE students and this year’s results are the best in the academy’s 9-year history.
Record A-level results for students at Rivers Academy West London
This year’s grades reflect a now long established trajectory of improvement at the school for A-level students and this year’s results are the best in Rivers Academy’s history.
A phenomenal 27% of all A-level grades were at A* or A and 53% of all grades were at A*- B.
This year’s cohort of 40 students have secured places at prestigious UK and US universities including Oxford University and the highly esteemed RICE University in Houston, Texas.
Principal Andria Singlehurst said: ‘’We are thrilled with the results which mirror the exceptional drive of our students coupled with the dedication of all staff.
This truly is an awe-inspiring achievement for students and staff at the Academy. Students have benefited from learning in an Academy with a whole team of staff who are steadfast in ensuring every child reaches their fullest potential, they have learned from teachers who are experts in their field.
Our Year 13 students have worked with such determination and we are incredibly proud of them, particularly as they have navigated with us such astonishing times through the pandemic in the closing months of their secondary education.
They are a remarkable cohort who have been such a source of strength for each other through the seven years we have enjoyed working with them. We wish every student the very best for their next steps and are really looking forward to hearing about their future brilliant successes.
On behalf of Rivers Academy students, I would like to thank the entire team of staff for their dedication and profound moral drive which has led to such tremendous results for students.’’
Consultation on Admissions Policy
Please find below documents regarding the consultation of our Admissions Policy at Rivers Academy
Incredible donation from Merck
Merck is a locally based healthcare and life sciences company that have recently moved offices to Bedfont Lakes Business Park.They had their official opening ceremony to present Rivers Academy with a cheque
Mrs Palmira Joao, Assistant Principal (Science and Technology) of Rivers Academy and two pupils, Abi Braha and Shay O’Rourke–Woods, attended the opening ceremony and received the donation.
Mrs Joao said:
“On behalf of all students and staff at Rivers Academy, we are deeply grateful to Merck employees for this generous donation which will help support generations of future scientists at our school. Our student council has decided to invest the donation in various science projects such as robotic kits, a telescope , planetarium, and a botanical garden to help pupils study ecology. These will not only enhance the curriculum but also provide extra-curricular scientific opportunities for all students
GCSE Results Summer 2019
We are so incredibly proud of our Year 11 students and their teachers; what an amazing set of GCSE results!
Please find below the press release for more information