Admissions to Riverwalk are made through the Local Authority.  A referral is made to the local authority by the current school or nursery or health care professional. The referral is processed by the local authority who then consult with the school if deemed appropriate. For pupils who move into the area a referral is made upon proof of residence to the local authority.

Admissions may take place at any time during the year if places are available.  We encourage prospective parents to visit the school by appointment.  Once a place has been offered we will discuss ‘taster’ visits for your child.

We welcome students to our assessment nursery from the age of 2½. The Local Authority places students in the school following discussion and advice from professionals such as advisory teachers, Educational Psychologists, paediatricians, Health Visitors and GPs.

We assess their individual needs and set up a teaching programme. If it is felt that the student will need special education, then a EHCP is drawn up. This looks at your child’s educational needs and suggests what facilities and resources are needed to meet them.

Further details are available from the school or from either:

Family Services Team
Children and Young Peoples’ Services
West Suffolk House
Western Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3YU
Telephone 01284 352000
Director for Children and Young People
Children and Young Peoples’ Service
Endeavor House
Russell Road
Telephone 01473 583000