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Welcome to Risley Avenue Primary School. We are situated in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey, close to Bruce Castle Park and Bruce Castle Museum, on The Roundway.

The school building is Grade 2 listed and is located on a large site, it was built in 1912. We have our own school garden, which our children enjoy using to grow vegetables and plants. Over the years we have invested in the structure of the school; in September 2011 a new school entrance and parents` resource centre was created in September 2012 a dedicated food technology classroom was opened. In 2014 the school gained a dedicated art block and both playgrounds were updated with new climbing frames and table-tennis equipment.

The school is a three form entry Primary School with an Early Years Foundation Stage which comprises three Reception Classes and a Nursery which can facilitate upto 103 part-time places. We serve a very diverse community and our school population, pupils and staff, reflects our community; pupils refer to our school as a “Rainbow School”. Our children speak over 40 different languages and come from a range of cultures, religions and backgrounds, which we respect and value. It is a happy and stimulating learning environment where every child is encouraged and supported to achieve their very best.

Mission Statement

Here at Risley we challenge and support every pupil to achieve their full potential in an atmosphere of respect.

We prepare our children through irresistible learning opportunities to grow into responsible, respectful, independent citizens who are equipped and confident to take their place in the wider world.


Parents, governors, staff and children in this learning community strive every day to make Risley a vibrant, inclusive, safe and happy school.  We aim to be remembered by all who come here as a place where learning is at the heart of living’.

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Latest Notice

::Easter Holiday::

School Closes on Friday 31 March, 1:30pm


We had a VERY exciting visit from IAN HISLOP from ‘HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU’ he answered questions and judged comedy sketches from our partner schools. He was thrilled to be with us.


‘Risley Avenue School is committed to the safety and protection of all its students and staff‘  -  Click here to read the Dfe Keeping Children Safe In Education Part 1 Sept 2016

                                      Letter from the Head Teacher             (click here)

  Parliamentary Review (click here)

    Parent View           (Click here)