Welcome

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. 

Governors have investigated the potential benefits of conversion to Academy status. Currently they have decided to remain as a Local Authority maintained school, but keep this option under continued review.

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)

 

Parent and Careers Lunches

We have enjoyed brilliant monthly lunches prepared by students from different classes. The students have enjoyed shopping and working out how many people need to be catered for. The smile on their faces says it all. 

There have been a variety of speakers covering quite a large range of topics. Aromatherapy, Symbols Making Sense books, Partnership with Parents, Speech and Language therapy and Cool2Care are just a few.

Please do come along to future lunches. It is great to chat to other parents & carers and to get some good ideas from each other.

Many thanks to Darryl for providing the food and for all the staff and students who prepare the buffets.

We also hold coffee mornings every other month from 9.30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at school where everyone is welcome to come. 

The next dates for your diary are:

  • 17th June 2014 

Kate Richardson from Sailability – Sailiability is a part of the Frensham Pond Sailing clubbased at Frensham Big Pond. This group runs each week from April to October and provides children and adults with any disability, the opportunity to go sailing with an experienced sailor.

  • 9th July 2014

Chris Todd from Carers Support and Nikki Callingham – Carers Support is the localgovernment funded group to support all of us who care for someone.  Chris will talk about Carers Support and Nikki will be giving mini therapies at the same time (hand or shoulder massage through clothing). 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Hedgehogs Fund Raiser

The Hedgehogs are a local registered charity which supports good causes in the Farnham and Aldershot areas.  They are holding a major fund raising event on Friday July 11th and would like to support The Ridgeway School and The Abbey School from the proceeds generated by this event. If you're interested in an evening of classic cars, live Jazz and a hog roast, then please see the flyer below.

The Ridgeway Community School Summer Newsletter

We are always looking at new ways to save money and protect the environment, which is why for the first year ever we have decided not to print our newsletter out for parents.

It is now available for download in PDF format. Please click the link below to download it.

Ridgeway Community School Summer Newsletter Download

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Ridgeway Summer Fayre 

The Fantastic Ridgeway Spring Fayre will take place on Saturday, 14th June 2014 from 11am to 2pm - put this date in your diaries!

Summer Fayre 2014 Flyer

Mufti days -
2 May - bring a bottle
23 May - fill a jar with sweets or small gifts eg hairbands
13 June - cakes