The Riverbank School

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The RiverBank School
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Nursery and Primary
The RiverBank School is located in Nigeria
The RiverBank School
The RiverBank School
Location of RBS in Nigeria
2 COD Road, RCCG City of David Church, Oniru


Victoria Island

Coordinates6°25′48″N 3°26′36″E / 6.430049°N 3.443372°E / 6.430049; 3.443372
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TypeIndependent, International School based on the British National Curriculum
MottoRaising Leaders Et Disciplina
(Excellence and Discipline)
School districtVictoria Island
ChairmanSenior Pastor Idowu Iluyomade
Head of schoolMrs. Regina Jemide
Key peopleBoard of Directors
Age range12 weeks – 11 years
School color(s)Red     , Blue     , Green     , Yellow     
SloganRaising God Fearing Leaders
Accreditation[ COBIS] ISA ACSI, Cambridge Associate School, AISEN, Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, APEN

The RiverBank School (RBS) is an independent British international Nursery and Primary school (Christian) based on the National Curriculum of England, (British Curriculum) located in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Established in February 2009, 450 pupils are enrolled at the school. The school's pupils include both Nigerians and expatriate and range in age from 3 months to 11. 'The Riverbank School is only one of two British National curriculum primary schools on Victoria Island that is a member of COBIS. (The other being Corona School)'.

Academics and curriculum[edit]

The RiverBank School follows the British National Curriculum, offering education to pupils from the early years up to Year 6.

The school is divided into two sections: Early Years (Nursery and Reception) and Primary school (Year 1 to Year 6).

Early Years follow the English National Early Years Foundation Stage Programme (EYFS) for children aged between 2 and 5 years.[1] We take the approach that each child is unique, with special talents and abilities and an individual learning style. We acknowledge that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and believe that all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

We see our children as naturally competent learners from birth, resilient, capable, confident and self-assured, and have designed a programme to build on these qualities, developing positive supportive relationships to nurture an inquisitive approach to learning where making mistakes is viewed as an important part of the learning process. In educating our children to become strong, responsible, independent learners, our teachers recognise that the learning environment plays a key role in supporting and extending a child’s development.

Our Nursery and Reception classes offer a safe, caring learning environment, which promotes physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being, with good communications skills, as part of the core curriculum. We have a strong focus on developing key literacy and numeracy skills, artistic abilities and interests and a general knowledge and understanding of the world.

The Primary school is based on the [2] English National Curriculum in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. The same is used with foundation subjects such as Geography, History, Music, Art, Physical Education, ICT (Information and Communication Technology), French and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) with suitable adaptations to reflect our international nature and West African location.

The English National Curriculum provides subject content, planning and resource guides, guidance for curriculum implementation and development, plus support for classroom teaching and student learning. Because it has been developed with consistent standards that are externally benchmarked across thousands of students, it enables reliable structured reporting to parents about the performance of their children, which has validity beyond our school.

Cambridge International[3] (CIE) provides tests for use at the end of a stage (school Year) and at the end of the primary (Year 6): Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Tests. [4]

  • Key Stage 1: Year 1 and Year 2 classes.
  • Key Stage 2: Year 3 to Year 6 classes.

General facilities[edit]

The school's facilities include large air-conditioned classrooms, (with class sizes at a maximum of 18 pupils) astro turf, mutli-purpose sports arena, library, ICT suite, swimming pool, language and science laboratories. In addition to usual resources that would found in a primary school in the UK each classroom has an interactive whiteboard for which all staff have been trained to use.[5]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Extra-curricular activities are positive experiences that contribute to the wellbeing and happiness of children.[6] Generally speaking, children who are involved in sports get higher grades in school and have better self esteem than children who don’t play sport. They are also generally healthier as a result of their increased activity and have better social networks than those who don’t participate in sport.

Children who are involved in music activities are often better adjusted, have an increased academic performance, better able to think creatively and have better memory skills than those who are not musically trained.[7]

There are so many benefits that can be gained from getting involved in extra-curricular activities; As part of its curricular activities, The Riverbank School offers opportunities in singing and learning how to play an instrument (music), dance and ballet, science, taekwondo/karate, swimming and debating to name a few.

Professional accreditation[edit]

The school is currently accredited by the Independent Schools Association (ISA),[8]and is a Cambridge Associated School (Cambridge International Examination). [9] It is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). [10] The school is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).[11]


The school has a Parent Teacher Forum open to both teachers and parents. They host events like Fun-day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and many more. Termly meetings are held with the Head of School and staff present in addition to the parents and their children. They have informative conversations with their various teachers and ask questions of staff and discuss plans for the future and other general school issues.


The school staff consists of the school’s senior management team, teachers, support staff, sports coordinators, nannies, nurses, IT technicians, librarians and security guards. All the teachers are educated to first degree level with many holding a masters degree. A significant number have attained a post graduate diploma in education from the UK.


For admission into RBS charges a non-refundable application fee, non-refundable Developmental fee, together with tuition and school uniform fees and medical screening with medical insurance fees. The school holds entrance examination days during the academic year which potential students must pass in order to be considered for admissions.[12]


  1. "Early years | British Council".
  2. British National Curriculum.
  3. "Cambridge Assessment International Education Official Website".
  4. "Cambridge Primary Checkpoint".
  5. "Interactive whiteboard".
  6. Morris, Tony; Wang, Jin; Siddique, Hassan; Qurban, Haroona (2018-12-04). "The Relation Between Sports Participation and Academic Achievement: The Mediating Role of Parental Support and Self-esteem". Journal of Human Psychology. 1 (1): 29.
  7. "Does musical training improve school performance? | ArtsEdSearch".
  8. "About ISA | Our Values | the Independent Schools Association".
  9. "Find a Cambridge school".
  10. "Index | Association of Christian Schools International".
  12. "Cognitive Abilities Test: Fourth Edition (CAT4)".

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