Teaching assistant vacancy: We have a vacancy for a level 2 teaching assistant. The deadline for applications is Thursday 20 August.
Staggered start in September: We have updated out Term Dates 2020–2021 page to reflect the fact that we will be having a staggered start to the autumn term. All dates are, of course, subject to circumstances at the time.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering achievement: Well done to our participants who last year logged an incredible 533 hours of voluntary service on behalf of the local community.
Online safety: The June edition of our online-safety newsletter is now online and available to download. Areas covered this month include online gaming, Instagram and YouTube.
New Futures page: There has been a lot of information relating to careers issued during the emergency, so we have collected the information together onto one page called Futures: Lockdown Updates.
Recent updates: Click here for a number of recent updates to the site.
Edge Hill University outreach: We have added some information about Edge Hill University’s outreach programme to the futures homepage, with information relevant to all year groups.
Edge Hill’s programme of live virtual sessions begins on Wednesday 15 April.
Online-safety update: We have uploaded information about Houseparty, a hugely popular face-to-face social network.
Careers information: If you are a student or parent and have a query relating to careers, click here for you can get in touch with Career Connect.
Website Changes: We have reorganised the website to help visitors easily locate information during the extended period of school closure.
The main menu, which appears at the top of every page, has two new additions — ‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Home Learning’.
‘Coronavirus’ is a drop-down menu of relevant pages.
‘Home Learning’ is a clickable link taking you to a Home Learning Hub page, a collection of useful links to support your child’s learning at home.
The homepage also has prominent one-click links to the Coronavirus Latest page and to the Home Learning Hub page.
Coronavirus LATEST: Read this update which was posted at 7.30am on Thursday 19 March.
Year 8 parents’ evening POSTPONED: In light of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone the year 8 parents’ evening scheduled for Thursday 19 March. We are looking to reschedule it for later in the year.
Letter to all parents: A February half-term letter to all parents is now on the Letters page.
Online safety: We have added a handy, easy-to-follow presentation for parents about online safety produced in January 2020. Click here to read and/or download it from our online-safety page.
TikTok information: The web-sharing app TikTok has been in the news recently. Visit our online safety page to read and/or download a handy guide to what TikTok is and what some of the risks are, especially for younger users.
Pencil cases on sale: An important part of being ready to learn is having the necessary equipment. Occasionally, of course, things run out or get mislaid.
We will now be selling pencil cases in school containing basic equipment — two black pens, a purple pen, a pencil, a 15cm ruler and an eraser — for £1.
Pencil cases will be sold in the refectory during form time each morning by our student voice team.
Letters home: We are sending out letters about year 11 parents’ evening and about end-of-term arrangements. Click here to view and/or download them.
Achievements Board: Check out our updated Achievements Board.
Educate Awards — Friday 15 November: Good luck to the PE department, who are nominated in the Outstanding Commitment to Sport category.
Year 10 Parents’ Evening, Thursday 14 November: Click here to access our help sheet explaining how to book appointments online for parents’ evening.
Year 7 Remembrance Service: Year 7 will be attending a Service of Remembrance on Monday 11 November. See our letter home here. If you If you do not wish your child to attend the Remembrance Service, please contact Helen Lynn, the Headteacher’s PA.
Extra-Curricular Clubs: Check out our new clubs page. There’s something for everyone!
Site Updates: We have been experiencing a number of issues updating the site. Hopefully these have now been resolved. Your patience has been appreciated.
Rugby Shirt Half-Price Offer: The uniform shop is currently offering Ridgeway rugby shirts for half price. Click to read more.
Booking Form Help Sheet: We have added a page displaying a help sheet with instructions about how to use the online booking form for parents’ evening and other events. It is also available as a PDF to download.
Achievements Board: Have you checked out our Achievements Board yet? It shows you how each house is getting on and who are our outstanding students in terms of achievements. We’ll be updating the Achievements Board regularly.
Tassomai: We have updated our page about Tassomai, the online learning program that we subscribe to.
Britain’s Got Talent: Good luck to Year 10’s Chelsea Evans and the MerseyGirls, who are in the final of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. You can watch it on ITV on Saturday 5 October.
October Online Safety Newsletter: Click here to read or download the October 2019 issue.
Macmillan Coffee Morning: We are holding a Macmillan coffee morning in the school library on Thursday 26 September between 10.30am and 12pm. Come along and join us if you can!
Open Events: We have our final Open Evening on Monday 23 September and then an Open Morning on Tuesday 24 September. If you haven’t visited us recently, come down and learn more about us!
Online safety: We now subscribe to a monthly newsletter about online safety. Click here to read or download the September 2019 issue.
Britain’s Got Talent: Check out our latest Top Story featuring Year 10’s Chelsea Evans, who is competing in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. Good luck, Chelsea!
Tour of Britain cycling event, Wednesday 11 September: Click here to read the text of a letter sent by the headteacher to all parents regarding the Tour of Britain event on Wednesday 11 September.
Collision involving the 711 bus: Click here to read a message from Ms Williams, Deputy Headteacher, about a collision involving the 711 bus on Wednesday 4 September.
Open Events 2019: Details of our Open Events can be found here.
Uniform Shop: A reminder that uniform can be purchased online.