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Riston C E VC Primary School
Main Street, HU11 5JF, UK Long Riston
+44 (0)1964-562422

Riston C E Primary School

Long Riston, East Yorkshire, HU11 5JF
Telephone: (01964) 562422
e-mail to the Head: Mrs T Chambers
Chairman of Governors: Mr D Bernasconi

Riston C E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School in the York Diocese. The school caters for children aged 4 - 11 years of age, and unlike some primary schools, we admit children at the beginning of the academic year in which they will become 5 years old.

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Riston C E Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School in the York Diocese. The school caters for children aged 4 - 11 years of age, and unlike some primary schools, we admit children at the beginning of the academic year in which they will become 5 years old. These Early Years children, supported in their first year of learning activities by a well qualified nursery nurse, have a separate programme of work to cater for their needs. This programme, along with the National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2 is delivered by experienced staff. In addition to gaining the skills and knowledge required by the National Curriculum, your child will build in confidence, develop self reliance become an independent learner. We also attach great importance to the development of the children's social skills and seek to enable them to build relationships with other children and adults.

The staff are highly skilled at assessing each child's individual level of development and then supporting them in moving, at their own pace, towards achievement of their full potential. We work hard to ensure that all children feel good about themselves and encourage them to take responsibility for their actions.

We feel that your involvement in your child's learning process is important and we will provide opportunities to keep you informed about the ways in which we are working with your child and how you can support us in this work. You will always be welcome to talk about your child but would recommend that you make an appointment with the appropriate teacher.

We would all agree that childhood is a very special time. We will do our very best to make sure it is as happy and productive as possible for your child.

Yours sincerely,

Theresa Chambers (Mrs)



Aims and Values

The Staff and Governors aim to provide the children with a secure, stable warm environment with a family atmosphere in which they are happy, enthusiastic, enjoy learning and as a result develop confidence, tolerance and maturity.

The mixed age range in this situation is a great advantage. The older children develop a sense of responsibility for those younger than themselves whilst the younger ones respond well to help from their elders.

Vision Statement

The pupils of Riston C. E. Primary School are entitled to an education that enables them to achieve the highest standards. Central to this is the sense of worth and value placed upon each pupil. The school encourages pupils to develop positive attitudes and beliefs; to achieve to their full potential and help them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to lead a fulfilling life today and in the future.

The vision is supported and fulfilled by parents, pupils, staff and governors working together to help all pupils.

Pupils are encouraged to aim high by:-

  • valuing themselves and others so that they can make the best progress in all areas of their lives and being given opportunities to develop self confidence;
  • developing lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds with the ability to question, argue rationally, solve problems and developing and using the key skills of communication, literacy, numeracy and information technology;
  • developing personal health and fitness;
  • working independently and co-operatively and applying themselves effectively to a diverse range of tasks and activities;
  • having the confidence to reach beyond what they already know; and
  • recalling and applying current knowledge and skills to develop their understanding of new ideas and concepts.

Pupils are helped to acquire positive attitudes and beliefs by;-

  • being supported to develop spiritual values and reasoned personal and moral values whilst being encouraged to develop personal relationships, based on trust, self-esteem and mutual respect;
  • considering the diverse nature of society and being given opportunities to develop their understanding and respect for those with different religions, abilities, beliefs and ways of life;
  • being given opportunities to make personal decisions and take responsibility for their own actions and encouraged to act independently and show initiative;
  • being given opportunities to collaborate as members of teams on common tasks and goals; and
  • being given the opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the widest range of human achievements and aspirations.

Pupils are helped to prepare for the future by;-

  • developing the capability to respond flexibly to the rapidly changing needs of life;
  • being given opportunities to develop an awareness of adult life and the world of work;
  • being supported to make informed, reasoned choices;
  • developing the facility to become active and responsible citizens in a democratic
  • society;
  • being given opportunities to understand the diversity of the world;
  • being encouraged to develop respect and responsibility for the environment; and
  • being encouraged to develop interests and skills that will enable them to enjoy and make the best use of leisure time.

All our pupils have equal entitlement to a planned curriculum that:-

  • has sufficient breadth and is carefully balanced to enable individual development for life's experiences, opportunities and responsibilities;
  • enables every pupil to expand their capabilities as an effective learner and is well matched to individual needs;
  • ensures the most effective progression and continuity within and between Key Stages;
  • is regularly monitored, evaluated, reviewed, revised to provide the best teaching; and
  • learning experiences and can respond to the changing needs of the individual, the local community and national priorities.

All our pupils have equal entitlement to teaching, learning and support to achieve high standards through;-

  • teaching and learning opportunities that raise pupils' expectations and challenge them to aspire to their highest levels of achievement;
  • effective teaching, well matched to individual needs, that allows each pupil to make the best progress;
  • providing an environment that values, stimulates and supports teaching and learning; and
  • effective support and guidance with active participation and decision making in self-assessment, target setting and action planning.

All our pupils have equal entitlement to a partnership approach to ensure;-

  • support and guidance that enable all pupils to feel safe and valued;
  • promotion of an active home / school partnership to support the best interests of the pupil; and
  • the promotion of effective links with the wider community to enrich the educational experiences for all pupils.


The governing body has approved the aims of this school as stated in the ‘Aims and Values’ section of this prospectus.

The school believes that the curriculum offered for each pupil should reflect the following characteristics:

  • breadth: in the curriculum as a whole and in its parts, children should be brought into contact with an agreed range of learning experiences which will progressively develop understanding , skills, knowledge and attitudes;
  • balance: each subject area should be allocated the required time to make its own effective contribution to learning but not so much that it is detrimental to other essential areas. Each curricular area should be planned to create a balance of learning activities within it;
  • relevance: each curricular area should value each pupil’s own history of experience and at the same time, take account of their prospective needs and expectations as future members of adult society;
  • differentiation: teaching and learning in each curricular area should be matched to the abilities, aptitudes and aspirations of all the children;
  • progression: each curricular area should be planned in order to ensure each child’s development as a continuous and unified process;
  • coherence: the whole curriculum should be co-ordinated so that the learning elements support and reinforce one another avoiding a sequence of fragmented and isolated experiences.

All children are entitled to full access to the curriculum regardless of gender, disability, belief, age or ethnicity. Individual needs are met through carefully planned and differentiated learning experiences. The whole curriculum is planned carefully throughout the school in a detailed long term plan developed by the whole teaching staff. The curriculum is planned on a two year rolling programme.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher should there be any cause for concern so that difficulties may be overcome as quickly and as smoothly as possible for all concerned.


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