17.9.20 - Important Update from the Reception Team


11.9.20 - Welcome Back Letter and COVID-19 Pupil Absence Guide

4.9.20 - Change of Drop Off and Collection Arrangements

Changes in effect from Monday 7th September 2020


 6.7.2020 - Return to School Letter

 NB: End of summer term is 24.7.20 not 24.6.20 as indicated in the original letter


22.7.20 - Reopening Letter

Please click on the above letter to find out about the plans for school to reopen to ALL children in September

 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.

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.  


Latest School Calendar, Whole School Calendar Events

Education City Q&A Meeting29Sep2020

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please come along and join Mrs Harford-Smyth if you have any further questions about Education City after watching the video uploaded to the website. You can find the video under the Children Tab and then Education City.

National Poetry Day01Oct2020

8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Harvest Donations Deadline02Oct2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

If you would like to donate any items of food [e.g. biscuits, tinned foods, tea/coffee etc.], please send them in with your child before this date! Many thanks in advance for your donations.

Y2 Phonics Screening Check Q&A Meeting07Oct2020

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please come along and join Miss Bailey if you have any further questions about the Y2 Phonics Screening Check after watching the video uploaded to the website. Video coming soon . . .

School Photographs: Individual08Oct2020

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

School Photographs: Individual09Oct2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fine Motor Q&A Meeting15Oct2020

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please come along and join Mrs Jeffery if you have any further questions about Fine Motor after watching the video uploaded to the website. Video coming soon . . .

School Closes for October Half Term23Oct2020

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

October Half Term26Oct2020

8:30 am - 30 oct, 8:30 am

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >> Whole 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 School Lottery


Welcome to  Ridgeway Infant School lottery. This lottery has been set up  by  the Friends Of Ridgeway  (FORS) specifically to raise money and make a difference for our children! 


It's a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, teachers and the wider community together, in partnership with our school, and at the same time give something back.


We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children - we aim to provide extra resources for the children and improve the school environment Your support is greatly appreciated and we wish you good luck!" 


Tamara Dale – Acting Headteacher



A ticket costs £1 per week and all funds raised go directly to our school.

Each ticket will also enter you in TWO draws:


1.    A jackpot prize draw for £25,000.00.


2.    2.  A local draw with a guaranteed prize for one of the supporters of our school. The size of the prize will depend on the number of tickets bought for the school that week.


The lottery is a fun and effective way to raise money to improve our school. But we need your help to make the lottery the best it can be, so please support the lottery today - and who knows, maybe you'll be the next £25,000 winner!



 Good luck to all who enter.

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