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


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


Latest School Calendar Events

School Closed for Holiday26Mar2018

8:55 am - 06 apr, 9:55 am @ School Closed

Governor Meeting10Apr2018

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Year 2 SATs Information Meeting12Apr2018

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Parent/Carer Coffee Morning13Apr2018

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

Have fun making Toilet Roll Sheep....

Year 2 SATs Information Meeting13Apr2018

9:05 am - 10:05 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Head's Tea13Apr2018

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

Head's Tea20Apr2018

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

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

    We are extremely proud to be able to report that in our recent OFSTED inspection we have maintained our ‘Good’ status. Our children are always at the centre of all of our decisions and we are delighted that OFSTED were able to see this.
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    Welcome to all our New Users of the Ridgeway App.
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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!

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


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