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.

Below are the dates for Parent/ Carer Coffee Morning and Lunches for 2014/15

October 15th - Coffee & John talking to us about Boccia & setting up a game for us to try it out.
November 13th - Lunch
December 9th - Coffee

January 21st - Lunch & Friends meeting afterwards.
February 26th - Coffee
March 24th - Lunch & Friends meeting afterwards.
April 21st - Coffee
May 21st - Lunch & Friends meeting afterwards.
June 23rd - Coffee
July 16th - Lunch & Friends AGM afterwards.
Guest speakers to be confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Ridgeway Community School Autumn 2014 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 Autumn 2014 Newsletter Download

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 Ridgeway Community School Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre this year is on Friday 21st of November.

The Christmas Fayre is on Friday 21 November, 4-6 pm
Stalls planned are - craft stocking fillers and Christmas decorations, cupcake decorating, new toys, hamper, pretty baskets and boxes, children's good condition books and DVDs. There will also be a raffle and auction.
Refreshments will be available.
Mufti Days for the Christmas Fayre -
Bottles - 7 November
Chocolate - 21 November