Congrats to our long distance runners 🏅👏 800m


Big support from the rest of our school 👏😁📢


Our first 🏅 for Discus Well done 👏


We have arrived 🏅🎽😁 Good luck to everyone competing 👏 Lets bring some 🏅 home to Riverside 🔶️◼


Well done to all students who supported and took part in todays sports day 👏🏅🎽🌞


Busy week ahead for Transition Week ✅ Science Museum 🚀 History Museum ✅ Sports Day 🏅


Great work guys, great times ahead 😁👏


More 🎖 for our athletes 😁 Shot Put Discus 200m


Congratulations to our athletes representing and bringing home 🎖 800m High Jump ✖2️⃣ Javelin


At the Harris Regional Heats 🎖 Good luck to all of the athletes 🤞


Good luck to the Yr 7 boys who are competing in the Tape Ball Cricket competition 🏏 From us all at Riverside ◼🔶️🤞


Congratulations to yr 8s football team who take home the 🏆 We should be proud of our achievements this season 👏 2️⃣ 🏆 Finals League Winners 🥇 Big well done from us all at


Riverside Yr 8s warming up ⚽️🔶️◼


Harris Fed Cup Final Day 🏆 Location 📍 El Essexico 🆚️ ⚽️ Kick Off ⌚ 4.30pm Make sure you come down and show some support for the YR 8 Boys 👏 Come on Riverside 🔶️◼


Ready for our HARI recruitment event


Retweetd From Our Purfleet

Great to see moving forward. has a very exciting future!


Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students.


Come and join our journey. We are looking for an addition to our pastoral team. See ‘vacancies’ on the website.


We are back to normal! Thanks for everyone's patience and support during the bad weather and with our network! Our students are now - as we tweet - going great guns in their exams!


We are closed today due to ice on our approach roads and paved areas

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Experience planner

On this page we are listing for the consideration of students, parents and carers the trips we intend to provide. Some of these are in the planning stage and others have dates and approximate costs already. All trips are subject to confirmation by the Board of Governors and details may change.

Nearer the time, we will send an e-mail to all parent and carer addresses opening the trip waiting list and giving further details. At that time parents and carers are invited to reply expressing interest in holding a place on the trip. Parents and carers are advised to ensure that the academy has up to date e-mail contact details.

Please note that all trips have some educational or experiential purpose - for example the trip to Thorpe Park, while it incudes some time enjoying the rides in the park, is provided through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme and therefore includes some time studying the science and mechanics of the rides.

Allocation of places on a trip

  • The general rule is that a place will be allocated on the trip on receipt of a parent or carer's e-mail requesting a place to be allocated - in other words on a first come first served basis based on expression of interest.
  • The academy will never allocate places on the basis of first come first served on the basis of payment of a deposit since we believe that this is a disadvantage to those parents who will want to work our budgets and cash fow before committing.
  • On occasion the academy may allocate a small number of places to students who have not had the chance to attend a previous trip or experience, who have won a place due to a reward or in the opinion of the Head of Academy who would particularly benefit from a place
  • On occasion it may be necessary to allocate places to ensure representation of student groups; for example to ensure that there is an appropriate split of girls and boys where this is necessary to satisfy trip requirements or adequate supervision; occasionally external funding for trips depends upon representation of certain groups of students - for example the academy may receive external funding for a trip provided that a certain number of students study a certain subject.  

Please be advised that our students appear to be particularly enthusiastic about trips and experiences and so parents should not delay in expressing an interest when the academy opens the trip list. Parents are free to change their minds after requesting a place.

Please do not try to register your interest until the above e-mail invitation has been received.

Limited financial assistance may be available at the discretion of the Head of Academy but parents and carers who think they may want to ask for financial assistance should not delay in e-mailing the academy to request a place.

Upcoming trips for which e-mails will be sent in the coming weeks and months are listed in the tabel below. Please note that other trips may be added and some of the trips below may be removed. Residential trips are highlighted in bold.

Please note that trips which are denoted 'day trip in academy time' may have early starts or late finishes.

Trip details approximate dates approximate cost*
Live performance of 'The Nutcracker' - West End - day trip in academy time December 2018 £20 to £30
Live performance of 'Anthony & Cleopatra' - West End - day trip in academy time January 2019 £50
London art galleries - the National Portrait Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern - London venues - day trip in academy time January 2019 £20
Live performance of 'Dream Girls' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £45
IOW Activity residential - Isle of Wight - 5 days and 4 nights - possibly during academy or holiday time TBC £350
Live performance of 'Les Miserables' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £40
Live performace of 'The Lion King' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £50
Live performance of 'Mamma Mia' - West End - day trip in academy time  TBC £50
Live performance of 'Matilda' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £45
Natural History Museum - West London - day trip in academy time January 12th 2019 £15 - £20
Oxford and the Harry Potter Studio residential - Oxford - 2 days and 1 night TBC £175
Live perfomance of 'Phantom of The Opera' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £50
Live performance of 'School of Rock' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £50
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - City of London - day trip in academy time November 12th 2018 £20
Stratford Upon Avon residential - Chester - 3 days and 2 nights 3rd to 5th December 2018 £250
Live performance of 'War Horse' - West End - day trip in academy time January 2019 £50
Live performance of 'Wicked' - West End - day trip in academy time TBC £50
Olympic Velodrome - BMX - Olympic Park, London - half day trips in academy time Occasional Fridays throughout the year £15
Munich residential - Munich, Dachau, Nuremberg and Neuschwanstein Castle - Germany - 4 days and 3 nights 1st March 2019 £550
Sports tour to Italy (year 8 only) - residential - days and nights to be confirmed June 2019 £750
Science Museum - London - day trip in academy time February 2019 £20
Thorpe Park - Staines, Surrey - day trip in academy time May 2019 £50
Colchester Zoo - Essex - day trip in academy time TBC £20
IMAX cinema - London - day trip in academy time TBC £15
White water rafting - venue TBC (UK) - day trip in academy time June £50
Christmas pantomime - venue TBC (local) - day trip in academy time December TBC
Pompeii Italy - trip is closed - details have already been provided to those attending February 2019