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 Silver Award and most recently identified as a ‘What Works Well’ flagship school for the Children’s Food 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


"Mount Kilimanjaro"

School Fundraising

We're raising £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


Latest School Calendar Events

YEAR 2 Pirate Day18Jan2018

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Somewhere Special)

Showcase of Learning for Year 218Jan2018

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Head's Tea19Jan2018

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

Governor Meeting23Jan2018

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

Ridgeway "Kilimanjaro" Challenge!25Jan2018

9:00 am - 9:45 am @ Ridgeway Infant School (Outside)

Head's Tea26Jan2018

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

Phonics Open Week29Jan2018

8:55 am - 01 feb, 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow...

Governor Meeting30Jan2018

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

Head's Tea02Feb2018

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

Year 1 Dance Festival Performance to Parents/Carers06Feb2018

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Head's Tea09Feb2018

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

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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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Parent View

Parents and carers can give Ofsted their views of our school at any time of the year using an online questionnaire called Parent View. Your views are really important in helping inspectors form a judgement about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved upon.

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If you do not have a computer or an email address and you would like to access Parent View, or if you would like help then please do get in touch with us..


If you require a paper copy of any information contained on the website then this will be provided free of charge on a request basis from the School Office.