River Academy Project

On 15 January 2019 a delegation from the Trust were invited by the Department for Education to an interview to discuss in greater depth our plans for the school, and to explain how we believe it will be an asset for the local community.

Our application, along with all the other Wave 13 Free School applications will now be considered, and we await the final outcome of whether the Trust is selected to proceed to the Pre-Opening stage.


The Trust announced on 20 September 2018 of its intention to make an application to the DfE to open a new free school to serve the North Reading community.

We are now delighted to share some of our plans with you and warmly invite you to a Community Engagement event on 15 October 2018 from 3.15pm at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading, 81 Crescent Road, Reading. RG1 5SL

If you are interested in coming along to the event on 15 October, please Register Your Interest. It is important to us to engage with the community so we can listen to our views and what you want from your new school.

We are interested to hear your views. Have Your Say at http://www.river-academy.co.uk/have-your-say/

We look forward to welcoming you then!

The River Academy Team