Admissions to Riverwalk are made through the Local Authority. A referral process is undertaken termly for all pupils currently living in Suffolk. For pupils who move into the area a referral is made upon proof of residence.
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 following a termly placement meeting. 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 statement 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:
Children and Young Peoples’ Services
West Suffolk House
Bury St Edmunds
Telephone 01284 352000
|Director for Children and Young People
Children and Young Peoples’ Service
Telephone 01473 583000