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Hullbridge Primary

The original Hullbridge Primary School opened in 1902 and closed in 19712. The school was separated into infants and juniors and was renamed Riverside County Infant and Junior Schools.

List of Headteachers

  • Mr C Snelgar 1902
  • Mrs E Snelgar 1902 (Acting Head)
  • Mr H Blackeby 1902-1907
  • Mr T Best 1907-1911
  • Mr W Staines 1911-1934
  • Miss Fassom 1934-1940
  • Mrs L Smith 1940-1946
  • Mr O Welbourne 1946
  • Mr F Emeney 1946-1949
  • Mrs L Smith 1950-1962
  • Mr D Hardy 1962-1972

Riverside Infant

Riverside County Infant School opened in 1971 and closed in 2010. Motto ‘Learning for life’.

Riverside Infant School Hullbridge SS5 6ND

List of Headteachers

  • Mr D Hardy 1971-1981
  • Mrs L White 1981-2001
  • Mrs L Reck 2001-2008
  • Miss M Jenkins 2008-2010 (Acting Head)


Riverside Junior

Riverside County Junior School opened in 1972 and closed in 2010. Motto “Success for All”.

Riverside Junior School Hullbridge SS5 6ND

List of Headteachers

  • Mr D Hardy 1972-1981
  • Mr D Leist 1981-2002
  • Miss M Jenkins 2002-2010

Riverside Primary

Riverside Primary School Hullbridge SS5 6ND

Riverside Primary School opened in September 2010, after the amalgamation of the Infants and Juniors. Motto – ‘Where everyone matters and every day counts’.

List of Headteachers

  • Miss M Jenkins 2010-2013
  • Mr A Douglas 2013-2019
  • Mrs C Smith 2019-

School Timeline

Hullbridge County Primary School Opened
Riverside County Infant School Opened
Hullbridge Primary School Closed
The school was separated into infants and juniors.
Riverside County Junior School Opened
April 1992
Riverside Infants celebrate 90th anniversary
Aug 2010
Riverside County Infant & Junior Schools Closed
The schools amalgamated to Riverside Primary.
Sept 2010
Riverside Primary School Opened
July 2022
Riverside celebrate 120th anniversary