Headteacher’s Welcome

I am absolutely delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to River House Academy, where an outstanding education has its roots in happiness, kindness and care. We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful campus in South Goa, just minutes from the beaches, ghats and wildlife that embody all the mystery, beauty and nature that Goa and India have to offer.

River House Academy is a purpose-built school, years in the making, that has grown organically from the needs and passions of our children, our teachers and our community. Large, wild open areas have been cleverly intertwined with locally-inspired buildings that seamlessly combine to form beautiful spaces – spacious, bright and engaging classrooms designed with the express purpose of creating a positive teaching and learning environment, as well as an exceptional outdoor space where children of all ages and abilities can play, explore and learn together.

At River House, we want our young people to grow and learn in an environment which inspires them to succeed and thrive in our inclusive, international community, a community which is supportive and nurturing, a community that respects and embraces cross-cultural communication where school is simply an extension of home. 

Through exceptional pastoral care and a belief in the inherent potential of each and every child, River House staff and students continue to build caring relationships based on mutual respect, trust and empathy. Small class sizes allow teachers to really get to know our children, enabling us to meet their individual needs and thereby nurture happy, confident and compassionate young people.

It is my honest belief that children need to be given the freedom to explore and discover a world of wonder, to develop a deep love of their natural surroundings, their friends, their community and ultimately of themselves as global citizens. We promote confidence, effective communication and responsibility by giving students the tools to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of those around them. Ultimately, we hold open the gateways to a positive, exciting and successful future by providing a balance between world-class academic instruction and meaningful preparation for engaging with the wider world.

As Headteacher and founder of the school, I am extremely proud that this balance is a defining strength of River House Academy. 

We would love to meet you and show you around our beautiful school!

Please feel free to contact info@riverhouseacademy.com to arrange an appointment.  We look forward to meeting you.

General Terms & Conditions


These terms & conditions form a legally binding agreement made between you and River House Academy

Admission fee
There is an admission fee of Rs.7500 charged as a one time non-refundable payment to reserve the place.  Until this has been paid the child’s place will not be confirmed.  

Administration Fee
There is an annual administration fee of Rs. 2500 per child made at the time of enrolment.

Before your child starts you will be required to fill out an enrolment form and sign our terms & conditions form. The link for the enrolment form will be sent to you a couple of weeks before they start.

Once you have submitted an admissions form you will receive an invoice which outlines exactly what needs to be paid throughout the year and when payments need to be made.

Late fees
Any late fees will be subject to late payment charges of Rs.100 per day.

Sibling discount
A discount of 10 % will be given for your 2nd child and 30% on the 3rd and any subsequent siblings.

Personal holidays and absence
There are no fee discounts available for holidays or absences (including illness) from the school. Where possible please try to avoid taking holidays during the school term. Before booking your trip, it is essential that you check with the school to avoid missing important dates.

Notice of leaving
When you enrol your child at the academy you are required to give your attendance dates. Should your departure date be brought forward, you will be expected to pay according to your original dates given at enrolment.

Do not bring your child into school if they are ill, or are showing signs of being ill. If your child becomes ill at school, a Parent/Guardian will be contacted and asked to collect your child. Please text, email or telephone in the morning to let the Headteacher know if your child will be absent from school due to illness and what the illness is if it could potentially affect others. All medication must be brought in by a Parent/Guardian with clear instructions as to how and when it should be administered. Please do not allow your child to come to school with medication in their bag. Please check your child regularly for head lice. If we discover your child has head lice, they will be sent home from school and not allowed to return until the head lice have been treated.

Valuable items (including all electronic devices)
Valuable items, including all electronic devices, are not allowed to be brought into school. Children in the Secondary class may bring in a mobile phone but it should be kept in their bag at all times. We do not accept any responsibility for any items that are brought in.

School opening times
School lessons start at 9am. Please ensure your children arrive at school between 8.45 am-8.55am so that lessons can start promptly. If you are going to be late, please let us know. There will be no adult supervision before 8.45am. Please be aware that staff are busy at this time preparing for the day. Should you wish to speak to a member of staff please do so at 3pm or by prior appointment.

Collection from school
Children need to be collected from the school building at 3pm. Please let us know If someone else will be collecting your child from school.

Unexpected school closure 
Occasionally the school may be forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances in the interest of health and safety. In such cases, you will be informed by Whatsapp as early as possible.

Contacting the school
Should you need to contact somebody at school please message the school phone only, during office hours. Please do not contact staff on their personal numbers.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google