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Rivers Education Support Centre

We are

a unique organisation

That works with children in East Herts and Broxbourne who are experiencing difficulties in mainstream secondary school because of their social, emotional and mental health difficulties. 

We aim to inspire and enable pupils to:


Become confident, independent and successful young people


Excel in learning


Engage positively with the community


Be ambitious for their futures

Our Centre

Key Stage 3

At the Key Stage 3 Centre in Hertford, pupils either attend for an agreed period of respite or for a longer period while next steps are arranged.

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Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 centre in Hoddesdon provides education for year 10 and 11 pupils. Many pupils are supported to reintegrate back into mainstream school once it has been identified that they are likely to be successful.

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Outreach Primary

We aim to provide short term intervention to facilitate long term change. By providing early intervention for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties and support for our colleagues in schools, we aim to reduce the need for fixed term and permanent exclusion.

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Outreach Secondary

This support is provided within the pupil's school. The aim is to reduce problems and prevent further escalation of challenging behaviour and to re-engage students with their learning. The focus is behaviour for learning.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday01September
    INSET Day (School Closed)
    All Day
  • Friday02September
    Pupil Options Interviews
    All Day
  • Monday05September
    Pupils Return to School
    All Day
  • Monday24October
    Autumn Half Term
    All Day



Rivers E.S.C - Hoddesdon

Old Essex Road
EN11 0AA

01992 453950

01992 453959

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Rivers E.S.C - Hertford

SG13 8AE

01992 534841

01992 509375

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