Renfrewshire Council

Riverbrae School pupils performing a ROARing show in celebration of the school's first birthday.

Renfrewshire pupils celebrate first year in first-of-its-kind school

Riverbrae School pupils hold spectacular performance to celebrate school birthday.

Riverbrae School was purpose built to transform the learning opportunities for children and young people with additional support needs and pupils have been excited from day one to be in the building.

The schools is the first one of its kind ever built in Renfrewshire and was joint-funded by Renfrewshire Council (£10.1million) and the Scottish Futures Trust (£8.7million).

Star performances from pupils

During the celebration, eager pupils gave spectacular performances in front of proud parents and invited delegates before Education Convener, Councillor Jim Paterson, unveiled the school plaque.

Riverbrae School pupils perform ROAR

Riverbrae School pupil performs ROAR

Riverbrae School pupils playing instruments using tablets

Riverbrae School pupils singing

Riverbrae School pupil playing the piano

Riverbrae School pupil playing a drum

Riverbrae School pupils dancing

Riverbrae School pupil playing the piano


"It's been a busy first year"

Riverbrae School Headteacher, Catherine Gilius, speaking at the school's first birthday party

Riverbrae School Headteacher, Catherine Gilius, said: "It's been a busy first year for the school, with parasports events, art exhibitions, historical drama and even a muddy puddle walk.

"The school is designed in a very inclusive way, supporting our children and young people not only to move through the phases of their schooling in a familiar environment with familiar friends and staff, but also to learn the skills they need to be included in the wider world

"We pride ourselves on our ability to bring out the best in all our pupils by providing a curriculum which is built around the learning needs of the individual and offer opportunities for success in all areas of learning and development. That's reflected in the school's vision and values: leadership, equity, ambition, respect and nurture.

"Our pupils are important to us and their achievement, big or small, make our job worthwhile. We know we can't achieve this on our own. We need the ongoing support of all parents, carers and partners to make sure Riverbrae remains the happiest and most stimulating school in Scotland."