On Friday 8 September 2017, we were delighted and honoured to welcome John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, who formally opened the new school building.
A reminder to parents to visit the uniform shop in Ridgeway library to collect your child’s new uniform. The uniform shop is open from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays.
Please be advised that boys will require black school trousers.
The uniform shop will also be open for the next two Thursdays (31 August and 7 September) from 2pm to 4pm.
The uniform shop kindly requests that you do not leave it until the last minute to sort your child’s uniform as they may not have enough time to re-stock if items run short.
It’s been another successful year for GCSE results at Ridgeway High School:
- 54% of students achieved 9-4 grades in Mathematics
- 55% of students achieved 9-4 grades in English
- 15% of the Year 11 students achieved the higher 9-7 grades for Mathematics.
Tony Taylor, Headteacher, said: ‘I am delighted for the students who have had an anxious wait to see their results as this is the first year of the new 9-1 exams for English and Maths. Exam success is only achieved when staff and students work together with determination and commitment. Well done to everyone. These results give the school a great platform to build from as we move into our new school building this September.’
Achievement at A*-C in other subjects included:
- 63% in Science
- 80% in RE
- 100% in Performing Arts
- 90% in French
- 78% in Spanish
Levi Karisa and Georgia Gibbons both achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 7 / A or higher.
In English, Year 7s have been working on a Magic & Mystery scheme of work and they looked at Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The students had to design their own sweets and an advert for the new product. The students came up with some fantastic ideas and, as a result of this, they were given the opportunity to be Willy Wonka himself and make their own sweets!
The students were given a range of different shapes, sizes and tastes which they had to describe. The students were then able to stick the sweets together with icing sugar to create their own designs.
Sky Sports Living for Sport
As part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project, Jenna Downing delivered a session with a group of 13 students on the 6 keys to success in sport and life. This was the start of our 6 week project which will culminate in the students delivering a sports festival to local primary school children. The day was a huge success with a mixture of both classroom and practical activities that were great for our students. The students ended the day with autographs and a few other freebies including a Sky Sports Living for Sport t-shirt.
Jenna Downing is an Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports. She is a World Champion In-line skater who became and still is the only female skater to have her own signature brand of in-line skates. She now lives on the Wirral and will be keeping in touch with the school to offer support during the project.