School Closures due to Coronavirus Pandemic 

Please see below the letters sent during the school closures:

5.6.20 Key Worker Status Request

15-05-20 School Re-Opening [Reception and Year 1]

30-03-20 Email Update

23-03-20 Home Learning Letter

20-03-20 School Closure Update 

18-03-20 Joint School Update on the Coronavirus

13-03-20 Coronavirus Update from Ridgeway Infant School

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UK Government Website


In light of the current situation, we have shared the story below with our children to reduce any fears they may have about getting ill. We would encourage you to use the story with your child so that they start to understand more about the virus.

If you would like any support answering any questions your child may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Dale or Mrs Harford-Smyth.


Story about Coronavirus

E-Book - Everybody Worries by John Burgerman

Previous Whole School News . . .

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!

Clambering over rocky benches, trekking though the swampland at the bottom of the field, through the grasslands past the wildlife area and over the very treacherous hill, where a mud slide might have occurred at any moment, the brave Ridgeway children journeyed on . Thank goodness for our cheer-leading team and our parents/carers who were there to support us when the going got tough. 

Mrs Patel hiked 5,895m up Mt Kilimanjaro. When we added up how far every child had walked, we were amazed to discover that the Ridgeway children had hiked 119,500m - which is the same as hiking up Mt Kilimanjaro over 20 times!

Well done to everyone!

Heidi from Radio Derby joined us to talk to Mrs Patel, Mrs Gray and some children too! You can listen to our interviews by clicking here and selecting the Sally Pepper show (10.00-13.00 on 25.1.18.) Our interviews were played at approx 43 mins and 1 hr 43 mins into the show. You may have to register to listen to the show on catch up. 

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!


Click here to see a video of Mrs Patel's hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro!