Who We Are
River Valley is a specialist alternative outdoor education provision, which ADO setup in January 2018. Since starting, we have provided short term, emergency, respite and long-term placements for Children and Young People (CYP) from Key Stage 4 (Year 10), to Post-16 further education with a wide range of needs.
We operate a specialist model that brings together our expertise in both Education and Therapeutic services. We are ideally placed to offer alternative academic services, with a unique holistic approach, utilising the delivery skillset we have in both services, combining them to produce flexible learner centred programmes for students. We provide both indoor and outdoor locations for students and are a registered training and exam centre for AQA, Pearson-BTECs and JCQ.
River Valley is currently in the process of submitting our registration to Ofsted with the aim of becoming a Registered Specialist Outdoor Further Education Centre for KS4 to Post16 (with a potential to extend this service up to the age of 25 pending interest).
We focus on supporting YP who have Social, Emotional, Mental Health issues and associated needs such as Learning Difficulties, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We aim to work specifically with YP who have a career aim or interest in one of our bespoke career pathways.
The ADO story started in very humble beginnings in 2009 and over the years since, our services and company have organically grown and matured, gaining invaluable experience that has now allowed us to focus on the education and therapeutic sectors, combining them to produce a unique holistic service that can deliver and help the needs of children and young people for the future. Find Out More