Rivermead Primary School joins BPET

Bellevue Place Education Trust is delighted to welcome Rivermead Primary School

Rivermead Primary School will join the family of nine schools who are part of the Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) early next year. This will be the 10th school in the trust’s 10th year of existence, a milestone BPET is very proud of.

The Rivermead Primary School’s Governors were considering two trusts to potentially join, but felt that BPET offered a wider capacity to support improvements with well-developed systems and structures for the school to benefit from, along with its strong vision and ethos.

BPET has a track record of effective improvements of primary schools, both logistically as well as educationally. Successes include the implementation of green policies, cost savings processes, and the creation of a team of Trust Champions: expert teachers who support their colleagues across the whole set of schools. The Department of Education has signed off the process confident in BPET’s ability to support Rivermead Primary School.

Brian Prebble, Headteacher of Rivermead Primary School said: “We are looking forward to have all formalities completed so that we can start the conversion process. Being part of a larger group means that support is available when needed, and we are looking forward to taking advantage of the trust’s experience in operating schools effectively”.

Laura Gregory, Director of Education of BPET, says: “It is always exciting when a new school joins us, not only because we can support them in their work, but also because we learn from their successes which strengthen our family of schools as a whole”.

Mark Greatrex, Chief Executive of BPET said: “We are delighted to welcome Rivermead to our group. Ten schools in ten years is a great achievement, and a testimony to the quality of our work. We are looking forward to working with them, share best practices, educational expertise and offer logistical support”.

Press release – 14 November 2022

Deer Park School, Richmond Road is Go!

22/4/21: Today was the day!

The sun shone, the families queued in staggered year groups nicely with a buzz of excitement!

BPET CEO Mark Greatrex, BPET Chair of Trustees Claire Delaney and Head Teacher Alex Lee welcomed the children in, then teachers led their pupils to their classes!  Lunch was amazing and playtime fabulous!  We cannot wait to watch the school grow into this fabulous facility!

Click the image to see the video images!

Update 21/4/21: Tomorrow is Opening Day!

We are so proud of the staff team at Deer Park School for the determination, continued outstanding teaching in the temporary site and for their teamwork whilst the completion and fitting out of the new permanent building has come to fruition in the last few weeks!

Thursday 22nd April 2021 is a new home, new chapter of this outstanding schools history.


Update: 16/4/21: Wow Just Wow

Amazing progress by Rory McCann creating his largest ever ‘earth from space’ mural, exploring diversity, the history of innovation and national celebrations!  We cannot wait to see the finished piece!

Update 31/3/21: The count down is on!

We have taken control of the site and it is a hive of activity as we have painting contractors onsite, in particular our spectacular entrance lobby stairwell is being updated ready for signage and artwork!


12 March 2021:

It has been a long journey and with the COVID-19 pandemic slowing progress during 2020, we are so excited to be so close to the completion of the permanent home for Deer Park School at 389-391 Richmond Road, Tw1 2EF.

This week’s site visit, captured here in this video montage, shows there is still some work to be done before we BPET take control in the next 7 – 10 days, but that many features of the school are complete.

Once BPET and Deer Park School take control of the site we will be using the remainder of the spring term and the Easter break to install all the furniture, fittings and finally school teaching equipment into the state of the art building, ready for our pupils to start onsite on 22 April 2021!