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.

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Latest School Calendar Events

National Poetry Day04Oct2018

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

Education City Information Meeting04Oct2018

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

More Information to follow....

Education City Information Meeting05Oct2018

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

More Information to follow....

Year 2 Harvest Performance09Oct2018

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Year 1 Harvest Performance11Oct2018

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Reception Harvest Performance12Oct2018

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

School Photograph Day17Oct2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Family photos from 08:00-08:50 and 15:30-17:00 (more information to follow)

School Photograph Day AM18Oct2018

8:00 am - 11:55 am @ Ridgeway Infant School

Family photos from 08:00-08:50 (more information to follow)

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>



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.

Please register by clicking on the logo below and once your login has been activated, it will only take a few minutes to complete.

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..

Ridgeway Infant School News

  • Reception Curriculum Meetings
    Both Reception curriculum meetings are still going ahead as planned tonight (5:15pm) and tomorrow (09:15am) in the school hall.
  • School Online Payments
    The schools online payment system is now set up to accept Year 2 swimming payments.
  • Welcome Back to Ridgeway
    Welcome back to all our Ridgeway children and their families and a very warm welcome for the first time to all of our new Reception children and families too.
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