Who We Are
ADO River Valley is a Specialist, Outdoor Independent School, who recevied their Registraton in the Autumn of 2022.. Prior to registration we were an unregistered Alternative Provision which ADO setup in January 2018.
Our aim is to bring the great outdoors into our everyday curriculum, which promotes engagement and purpose for our students. An example of this is where we teach fractions through making up animal feeds and medications, or measurements by utilising natural resources like the dimensions of trees on site.
Since starting, we have provided placements for Children and Young People (CYP) from Key Stage 4 (Year 10), to Post-16 (aged 19). We operate a specialist model that brings together our expertise in both Education and Therapeutic services. We are ideally placed to offer alternative approach to education, utilising the skillsets we have within our staffing team, and combining them to produce a flexible ‘learner centered programme’ for students.
At ADO River Valley, we focus on supporting students who have Social, Emotional, Mental Health issues and associated needs such as Learning Difficulties, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We aim to work specifically with students 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