Important Dates

Autumn Term

Monday 3rd September – First day of term

Thursday 20th September – Individual Pupil Photographs

Autumn Term 1 IPC Exit Assembly dates:

Monday 8th October (2.55-3.15pm) – 1R

Tuesday 9th October (2.55-3.15pm)  – 1M

Wednesday 10th October (2.55-3.15pm)  – 2R

Thursday 11th October (2.55-3.15pm)  – 2M

Monday 15th October (2.55-3.15pm) – 3R

Parent Workshops:

Friday 28th September (9-9.30am) – Maths (Reception-Year 1)

Friday 5th October (9-9.45am) – Black History Month: Traditional Dance

Monday 22nd – 26th October (Half Term )

Parent workshops:

Friday 2nd November (9-9.30am) – Daily supported reading (Reception)

Friday 9th November (9-9.30am) – RWI (Reception – Year 1)

Friday 16th November (9-9.30am) – Anti-bullying (Years 1-3)

Nativity services:

Tuesday 18th December (2.30-3.30pm) – Reception Nativity Play

Wednesday 19th December  (2.30-3.30pm)- Year 1 Nativity Play

Thursday 20th December (2.30-3.30pm) – Year 2 and 3 Christmas Concert

Friday 21st December – (Last day of Autumn Term)

1st day of Spring term – Tuesday 8th January


(Please note dates and times of workshops and services are subject to change)











Your opinion means a great deal to us.


Help us celebrate all the great things we’ve achieved in a short space of time, as well as share your thoughts about ‘next steps’ for Mossbourne Riverside Academy!

Don’t wait for the next school survey; – why not let us know how we’re doing right now?


Parent Workshops

Summer Term

Phonics Screening – Friday 11th May at 9am



Here you will find presentations from previous Parent Workshops:

Writing in the Early Years – 2nd February 2018

Reading, Writing and Phonics (Part 2) – 19th January 2018

NSPCC Online Safety – 4th December 2017

Year 2 Literacy & Grammar – 14th November 2017

Daily Supported Reading – 10th November 2017

Maths Mastery – 6th November 2017

Reading, Writing and Phonics – 13th October 2017

Characteristics of Effective Learning – 15th September 2017


Do you want to learn to speak English?

The Hackney Learning Trust offers Free weekly English classes and are offering an on-site advice session at Mossbourne Riverside Academy, to help you find a class which fits around you. If you are interested in learning to speak English please contact Ms Seed in the school office.

Please click here for more information.




The internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, 3

with unpredicted opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should

be aware of and which we should all act to protect them from. At Riverside we encourage the use of technology as an important

part of our pupils’ development but always want them to spend their time online safely. We have strong and constantly updated

filters in place to protect and govern internet use.



The best way to protect your children on line is to be informed yourself and make it part of your day to day life. We spend years 2

training our children to cross the road and stay safe away from strangers in the outside world in all the daily little messages we

give them before we ever let them out there of their own. Training them to be safe online should be an equal part of these

safety messages, after all they can be out in the ‘world wide web’ from a very young age, unsupervised at times.

Use the websites below to help you find the best ways to talk to your children about keeping safe online.



Parents' Association

PTA Logo

Parents’ Association



The Mossbourne Riverside Parent Association – (MRPA) are a committee of parents who believe in full support of our children’s education. The committee was formed to assist and support the Academy in providing the best for its pupils.

We promote this in a number of ways:

  • Organising social events for pupils and parents
  • Donating books for the Library
  • Raising funds by hosting a number of events such as performances and the summer fete
  • Liaising with local organisations to raise funds and donate educational items
  • Volunteering to accompany pupils on trips or to read with pupils

Events for 2018-19

To find out how you can get involved in the MRA Parent Association please come along to the meeting on Friday 28th September at 5.45pm (Academy hall) or at 9am at Coffee Works, opposite the Academy.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about MRPA’s future plans and how you could be involved in its development, please contact the association at You can also visit our Facebook page – Mossbourne Riverside Parent Association.

We believe in Sir Clive Bourne’s dream that all children deserve outstanding education and if you do too, please do contact us to find out how you could be involved.



Free School Meals

Under the direction of Hackney Learning Trust, we are now moving away from paper application and promoting the use of the online application form for Free School Meals (FSM) and Pupil Premium ( PP).
The online system is easy to use and you will get an instant response as per your eligibility via email.

You will have to register first at Register for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium before you can apply.
Information and access to the online link is on Hackney’s Learning Trust website:

School Meals

About your catering service

The Catering service at Mossbourne Riverside Academy is provided by T(n) S Catering Management. T(n)S is a company renowned for providing excellent, locally sourced food. Working together with the Federation the company aims to provide our pupils with an exceptional catering experience. T(n)S deliver exciting menus with health, variety and goodness at the forefront of their planning.

Click below to view this term’s meal schedule:

Summer Term Menu

Working in Partnership with Mossbourne Riverside Academy

The T(n)S team works closely with Mossbourne Riverside Academy to engage and involve students and staff to continuously develop the food service and create menus that satisfy the tastes and requirements of the food school population.

We run a programme of events throughout the year to help create additional interest and to introduce pupils to new ingredients and different types of foods. Keep a look out for when the smoothie van will be at Mossbourne Riverside Academy.




School Travel News

Walk to School Once a Week Initiative

Mossbourne Riverside Academy is proud to have launched the WoW (Walk once a Week) programme to encourage pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school at least one day each week, rewarding pupils with a badge if they do so four times over a month. To launch the initiative the pupils enjoyed a visit from Strider the Wow Mascot.

If we all make an effort to walk, scoot or cycle to school at least once a week, this will go a long way towards making us a safer, healthier and happier school.

Pupils have a chance to part in the WoW annual badge design competition. For full details and entry form please click here.

Over 85% of our pupils and parents use sustainable modes of travel on the school run. Well done everyone, keep up the good work!










Public Transport Links

The school is easily accessible by public transport. Hackney Wick Overground station is less than 5 minutes walk away and Stratford station is a 15 minute walk.

The 388 bus route stops just outside the Copper Box Arena and runs from Stratford Bus Station through Hackney to Blackfriars Station.

The 276 bus route stops at Hackney Wick Station.

To plan a journey using public transport please click here.


Tips to reduce children’s exposure to air pollution

  1. Studies in London have shown that walking to school will expose you/your child to lower levels of pollution than travelling in a car or bus – cars do not provide protection from traffic fumes.
  2. Choose a low pollution walking or cycling route to school by avoiding busy roads.
  3. Walking or cycling to school will not only expose you/your child to less pollution, it will provide all of the benefits of exercise and expose your/their classmates to less pollution by improving air quality around the school.





Exit Assemblies

Upcoming Exit Assemblies:

1MTime Detectives08/02/201915.00
2RSuper Humans13/02/201915.00
2MSuper Humans14/02/201915.00