NRC Primary – Progress at Dowrey Street

Development at the new NRC Primary site at Dowrey Street is progressing rapidly. The building, which will be shared between NRC and The Bridge Integrated Learning Space, is due for completion in May. We are really excited about this new facility and the opportunities it will provide for our young people. Planning for the final stages of the build and the move is ongoing. The architects recently held a workshop for pupils during which they were able to have their say on some of the remaining design decisions, including colour schemes for classrooms.

Progress on site at the beginning of December:

NRC Medical Outstanding

Ofsted LogoNew River College Medical was inspected by Ofsted on 14th June 2016. This was the first inspection since the school was judged to be outstanding in October 2011.

We are delighted to announce that Ofsted have again reported that NRC Medical is an outstanding school. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of Rosemarie Hilditch and her team. For more detail on the findings of the inspection click here.

Holocaust Memorial Day marked by New River Primary


Farah Class marked Holocaust Memorial Day as part of their Humanities lessons. The class held an assembly where children from Primary placed stones as an act of remembrance at the foot of our Memorial in class.

Holocaust Memorial Day Website

Half Term Playschemes

The February half-term holiday will soon be upon us. If you are looking for something fun for your child to do over half-term, or in need of some information on help with childcare, you can find out more in this leaflet:Playschemes Thumbnail

Islington Computing Celebration

New River Primary Attend the Islington Computing Celebration

Farah Class went along to the Islington Computing Celebration at the Emirates Stadium to showcase the work we have been done on ‘Hour of Code’ using the iPads.

Lesley Seary tweeting with a member of Farah Class

Lesley Seary tweeting with a member of Farah Class


Lesley Seary Tweeting with a pupil

Lesley Seary Tweeting with a pupil

The class met Lesley Seary Chief Executive of Islington Council who was impressed with their coding skills.

Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor of Islington met Farah Class

MUGA construction begins at Lough Road

Following many months of planning and hard work, construction of the new outdoor sports facility has finally begun at New River College Lough Road. The Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) will be located on the south-eastern side of the Lough Road site, on land which has been unused since the construction of the new school building was completed in 2012.

ETC Sports Surfaces Ltd has been commissioned to undertake the work on the MUGA, which began during October half term and is currently scheduled to be finished by the end of December. The new facility, which will include a state-of-the-art floodlit 3G surface, will provide much-needed outdoor space for all New River College sites to use. It will also be available for use by the local community.

New River College would like to thank the staff and governors who worked so hard to make this new development happen. All staff and pupils are excited about the fantastic opportunities the new facility will provide.

Muga Aerial 2


Macmillan Coffee Morning a Huge Success

Macmillan Logov2New River College was recently the proud host of a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. On Friday 25th September, staff from NRC Primary and Key Stage 3 based at our Golden Lane site, worked hard to put on a fantastic event which was enthusiastically supported by staff, pupils and parents alike.

New River College would like to thank all the staff, parents and carers who contributed to the event and everyone who attended for making it such a special occasion. All your hard work helped us to raise £106.45 for Macmillan – well done to you all. Special thanks also go to Rose Richards and Holly Brunt whose expert cake-making skills were a huge help.

Coffee Morning 1


NRC Achieves Healthy School Award


New River College is delighted to have achieved a Bronze Award under the Healthy Schools London initiative. The award, which has been given to NRC Primary, NRC Secondary and NRC Medical, recognizes our efforts to ensure that New River College is an environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices for our young people. In order to obtain this award, New award-bronzeRiver College demonstrated its provision for the health and wellbeing of our pupils in a number of key areas; leadership, policy, teaching and learning, school ethos and culture, provision of support services, staff professional development, and partnerships with parents and carers. Well done to all members of staff for their hard work. To find out more information about Healthy Schools London click here.


Class Dojo a huge success!


Here at New River Primary we have been showcasing ‘Class Dojo’ a new online resource that connects teachers, parents/carers and children. Children earn points for their positive behaviour and input these into the App. This sends updates to parents/carers phones through the Class Dojo App, with live reports and instant messaging!

“I like the part when you can import your picture to Class Dojo” – Shard Class


“Class Dojo is really good because you can text your parents and tell them how well your doing” – Shard Class


“I like it because when I get loads of points I can text my Nanny” – Shard Class


“This app has improved communication between parents/carers and school. It is great motivator for children to know that their good behaviour is acknowledge with real time updates”, Ben (Teacher).