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.  



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.    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.



Latest School Calendar Events

Festive Extravaganza12Dec2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Festive Extravaganza

Meet Santa12Dec2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Somewhere Special)

Meet Santa with a booked time slot (See 19-11-19 Letter for more information)...

Stay and Read13Dec2019

8:45 am - 9:15 am @ Ridgeway Infant School

Parents/Carers invited to Stay and Read...

Class 6 Christmas Concert16Dec2019

9:15 am - 9:45 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Class 2 Christmas Concert16Dec2019

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

Class 9 Christmas Concert16Dec2019

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Class 5 Christmas Concert17Dec2019

9:15 am - 9:45 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Class 1 Christmas Concert17Dec2019

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

Class 8 Christmas Concert17Dec2019

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Class 4 Christmas Concert18Dec2019

9:15 am - 9:45 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

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..


Latest News

  • Meet Santa on 12-12-19
    The Meet Santa letter and booking slip have been sent home today 19-11-19, Santa will be at the Festive Extravaganza on the 12-12-19 between 4pm and 6pm with a cost of £3 per ticket (see the letter for more detail)....
  • 11-11-19 School Lottery
    The school lottery has been set up by the Friends of Ridgeway specifically to raise money & make a difference for our children!
  • School Online Payments
    The online payment system is now available.
Further Articles »



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     The Giving Machine

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Please do tell your friends and family how they can help Ridgeway Infant School at no extra cost too.

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.