In April 2016, work on the New Build started. This is fantastic news for the students, staff and the local community.
Click to see how the building work is progressing.
Due to open in September 2017, Ridgeway High School will have superb, cutting-edge facilities, built on three floors, with classrooms fully equipped with cutting-edge technology to support students’ learning.
Creativity and Enterprise
The ground floor will be the base for the Creativity and Enterprise Faculty (Design Technology, PE and Performing Arts), including a main hall auditorium, dance studio, drama studio, music room and practice rooms, art & design facility with kiln, two food rooms, textiles and two product design facilities.
All day catering hall
The ground floor will also have a separate ‘all day’ catering hall that will serve both the school and community events in the evening.
Communication and Ethics
The first floor is the Communication and Ethics Faculty (English, MFL, Humanities and Learning for Life). This floor will also include a library resource centre for private study and research, as well as a suite of small learning support tutorial and seminar rooms for intervention and small-group work.
Innovation and Development
The second floor will be the Innovation and Development Faculty (Mathematics, Science, Computer Studies and Business) and includes a suite of five science rooms, two ICT-rich classrooms and six further classrooms,
similar to the middle floor.
Opening September 2017
Staff and students can’t wait for the project to be completed. Over the past two years the school has been restructured into super-faculties to make the transition to the New Build as smooth as possible.
Headteacher Mr Taylor said:
“We have come a long way to realising the vision for the school as a provider of inspirational learning. I’m particularly keen that Ridgeway remains at the heart of the community, opening fifty hours a week for fifty weeks of the year. These superb new facilities should benefit each and every one of us – students, staff and the local community.”