Riverbank Primary School to open in Luton
An area of Luton where community concerns have been mounting over lack of school places is set to benefit from a unique and exciting new primary school.
River Bank Primary School, a brand new Active Education Academy Trust Free School for boys and girls, will open in September on the site of the former Wardown Swimming and Leisure Centre in Bath Road.
The school is founded by local leisure trust Active Luton that has a team of educational and sports specialists with a proven track record in raising standards and supporting children’s social and emotional development.
River Bank Primary School will offer a broad and balanced curriculum based on the most recent and relevant research relating to primary education, with a strong emphasis on physical activity, health and wellbeing. The Bath Road site has enough space for school buildings and associated outdoor play areas and is a short walk for all pupils within the proposed catchment area. The site will be developed to include classrooms and offices, as well as indoor space for both school and community use. The reception year at River Bank will provide places for 120 pupils from September 2013, with additional year groups being added each year. The school will have the capacity to accommodate 840 pupils by 2018.
Helen Barnett, Chief Executive of Active Luton, said: “In addition to helping to alleviate the desperate shortage of school places in Luton, River Bank Primary School will be a friendly, happy school that gives children opportunities, responsibility and trust in an environment that is both stimulating and rewarding. The brand new building and state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated sports hall, will inspire both teachers and children to give their very best.
“We are offering something really unique that not only includes a broad and balanced curriculum, but also a focus on building children’s self-belief while improving their health and wellbeing. I would encourage any parent unsure of what primary school their child will be attending this September to get in touch.”
Further information can be found on the school website www.riverbankprimary.org