Welcome to Ridgeway Infant School

Our dedicated and enthusiastic team provide an environment that nurtures independence, fun and a desire to learn. Our school is uniquely situated in extensive natural grounds with a well established forest school on site. We utilise our locality to the full and our curriculum is active and purposeful with many opportunities for learning outside the classroom, within our local community, Derby City and further afield.

We aim to inspire high aspirations for our children’s future and our curriculum prioritises enquiry and investigation. We talk to children about engaging fully in each learning journey, taking pride in working hard and celebrating when reaching our goals. Our whole school values focus on teamwork, creativity, resilience, communication, independence and reflectiveness.

We promote active healthy lifestyles, British Values and encourage children to make a positive contribution to their community. This year we are proud to have been selected as a Rolls Royce Science Prize finalist, accredited with a Ruth Miskin training badge, awarded Healthy Schools Mark, East Midlands in Bloom Gold Award, Eco Bronze Award, ‘What Works Well’ flagship school for the Children’s Food Trust and most recently a Silver Award from the Woodland Trust.

If you have visited our school you will know that together children, staff, parents/carers and governors create a warm, happy, vibrant and welcoming place to learn with high expectations. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit Ridgeway you are welcome to by appointment.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Mrs C Gray


The Great Ridgeway Hike!

School Fundraising

Inspired by Mrs Patel's hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in December, The children of Ridgeway have completed our own fundraising challenge!

Clambering over rocky benches, trekking though the swampland at the bottom of the field, through the grasslands past the wildlife area and over the very treacherous hill, where a mud slide might have occurred at any moment, the brave Ridgeway children journeyed on . Thank goodness for our cheer-leading team and our parents/carers who were there to support us when the going got tough. 

Mrs Patel hiked 5,895m up Mt Kilimanjaro. When we added up how far every child had walked, we were amazed to discover that the Ridgeway children had hiked 119,500m - which is the same as hiking up Mt Kilimanjaro over 20 times! Well done to everyone!

Heidi from Radio Derby joined us to talk to Mrs Patel, Mrs Gray and some children too! You can listen to our interviews by clicking here and selecting the Sally Pepper show (10.00-13.00 on 25.1.18.) Our interviews were played at approx 43 mins and 1 hr 43 mins into the show. You may have to register to listen to the show on catch up. 

Please help us to raise £500 to go towards developing our outdoor area, in order to provide many more exciting and challenging outdoor learning opportunities.

Please donate to the JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen:


Thanks for your support

Click here to see a slideshow from Mrs Patel's Mt Kilimanjaro trek!


Latest School Calendar Events

School Closed for Holiday19Feb2018

8:55 am - 23 feb, 3:25 pm @ School Closed

World Book Day01Mar2018

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ The World

Also Bedtime Story Day!

Maths Workshops for Parents/Carers01Mar2018

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Maths Workshops for Parents/Carers02Mar2018

9:00 am - 9:45 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning02Mar2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Ridgeway Infant School (Staffroom)

Fun with Play Doh....

Head's Tea02Mar2018

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Somewhere Special)

Book Fair in School05Mar2018

3:55 pm - 08 mar, 6:30 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Open Times to be confirmed...

Parent/Carer Consultaion Evening06Mar2018

3:45 pm - 7:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

By appointment only.

Parent/Carer Consultaion Evening08Mar2018

3:45 pm - 7:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

By appointment only.

Head's Tea09Mar2018

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Somewhere Special)

Maths Open Week (Tue-Thu)13Mar2018

8:55 am - 15 mar, 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow....

Governor Meeting13Mar2018

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning16Mar2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ Ridgeway Infant School (Staffroom)

Making Pom Pom Chicks.....

Head's Tea16Mar2018

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Somewhere Special)

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>



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Portrait of our Headteacher by a Year 1 Child from Class 5
Portrait of our Headteacher by a Year 1 Child from Class 5


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