At Ridgeway High School, our promise is to deliver inspirational learning – an education that enriches the lives of our young people, engaging their curiosity and fostering new interests and passions.
At Ridgeway High School, we put your child first, providing outstanding opportunities for every student to learn and achieve. We aim to ‘personalise’ learning, balancing the national emphasis on specific academic targets with the needs and aspirations of each individual. Our focus on ‘deep learning’ aims to secure ‘mastery’ of subject content and skills so that students are increasingly able to learn independently – including at home.
We offer every child the support to maximise their potential, encouraging high aspirations. Often, this involves thinking seriously about higher education: here at Ridgeway, we encourage and support students along the path to university. Some students require additional support, delivered by a dedicated team of teaching assistants. For all students, we are proud to go ‘the extra mile’ and more to help them achieve success.
Inspirational learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. At Ridgeway, we offer outstanding enrichment opportunities. Through our programme of trips, visits and learning opportunities beyond the classroom, we encourage students to explore the world around us, broadening horizons and firing the imagination. Imaginative and innovative teaching, demanding high levels of engagement, ensures that students are actively involved in their learning, helping ignite the creative spark inside every young person.
We want your child to enjoy school and we provide outstanding opportunities for students to excel in performance and competition. Our sporting facilities are designed to inspire sporting excellence. We actively encourage a spirit of competition – motivating individuals and teams to reach new heights. Our performing arts provision enables students to experience the exhilaration of live performance, helping them take their performance to another level to deliver something magical.
We want your child to thrive in school and offer a safe, supportive environment for learning. Like all schools, we take children’s safeguarding very seriously. As a fully inclusive school, we are proud of our commitment to remove all barriers to learning. With full disabled access, our new building is accessible for all. Our assertive mentoring programme ensures that students are ready for learning every day. Our ‘House’ system nurtures a sense of identity and belonging.
Interested to find out more? Curious to learn more about what makes Ridgeway High School a unique place for learning?
You are welcome to contact the school and to come and visit us at any time of the school day on any day of the week. A member of the senior leadership team will happily show you around: there is no better way to get a ‘feel’ for a school than to see it in action!
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