elcome to the Ridgeway Community School Website
The Ridgeway is a school for children between the ages of 2 and 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties with an additional expertise and provision for pupils with an additional diagnosis for Autism. At the core of our work are high expectations.
Our Ethos is to provide personalised education with approaches and strategies founded on research and to be active in pursuing and undertaking research and enquiring ourselves.
This is evident in our designation as a Teaching School and National Support school.
Our Teaching School, Innovation Teaching School, is an alliance of schools across all special and mainstream sectors. Please go to the teaching school link for further information.
With our focus on the individual collaboration with parents, professionals and ethos of high expectations, we are committed to working with you to provide the best provision for your child now and to promote the best opportunities for them in the future.
We very much welcome visits to the school and look forward to meeting you and hearing about your child.
NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)
NLE (National Leader of Education)
A school where each pupil receives personalised, tailored provision, targeted at maximising communication, self-advocacy and independence through detailed assessment, use of technologies and evidence based research.
A school where staff are active participants in the learning process, are open minded, confident in their knowledge and eager to acquire new skills.
A school where high expectations are fundamental to our ethos and where we focus on teaching and learning being relevant, meaningful and fun.
A school where everyone recognises that they are valued and respected and in return value and respect one another.