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Welcome to Fen Rivers Academy



Welcome to The Fen Rivers Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. We believe it is very special. The Fen Rivers Academy is a therapeutic SEMH Special School offering full time education and therapeutic support to up to 96 children aged between 5 and 16 years old. Pupils are referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision. 


At Fen Rivers we focus on the whole child. As the world begins to recover from the global coronavirus pandemic, it has never been more important to focus on mental health and wellbeing. We encourage our pupils to be their authentic selves, to explore their feelings and emotions and to develop a self awareness and emotional literacy that will stand them in good stead for the next stages of their education and for their adult lives.


As global citizens it is important that we learn and practice not only self-care and emotional wellbeing, but that we focus on tolerance, respect and the roles we can all play in our community, both at school and beyond. Children's Rights are learned, understood and lived here and we are a United Nations Silver Rights Respecting School. We have an active school council who work alongside the staff to ensure all are involved in this important work. 


I am privileged to be the Headteacher of this wonderful school. Our young people are amazing and teach us something about ourselves every day and our staff team inspire me daily with the care, dedication  and unconditional positive regard they show for each of our pupils and for each other. 


I hope you will enjoy looking through our website and finding out more about the work we do here and please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about the school. 


Mrs Amanda Fewkes,
BSC (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, PGDip Educatio
Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching
Mental Health and Youth Mental Health First Aider
Trauma Informed Practitioner

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The Fen Rivers Academy School Prospectus

Tour of Fen Rivers Academy

Take a look at The Fen Rivers Academy tour. Investigate our amazing school; see all the classrooms, the library, the sensory room. the brilliant art work...