Welcome to the Ridgeway Community School Website.

The Ridgeway Community School is committed to safeguarding and has robust child protection and whistle blowing practices and policies.

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Headteachers Welcome:

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.

Darryl Morgan.

NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)
NLE (National Leader of Education)


Innovation Teaching School

The Ridgeway Community School has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards. 

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.  In recognition of the work that The Ridgeway has already provided in school to school support, the Headteacher has also been recognised as a NLE, National Leader of Education.

The Ridgeway Community School was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.

This is a terrific accolade for the school and recognition of the expertise and dedication of all our staff and partners.  Ofsted recognised the innovative ethos of the school, with our focus on research and development leading teaching and learning and this is just one element we are looking forward to taking further under our new designation. - Darryl Morgan, Headteacher

Our new website is currently under construction. If you would like more details, including information on applying for training, please get in touch with us via email at innovation@ridgeway.surrey.sch.uk .