Portrait of our Headteacher by a Year 2 Child from Class 9
Portrait of our Headteacher by a Year 2 Child from Class 9


Welcome to Ridgeway Infant School. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team provide an environment that nurtures independence and a desire to learn. Our school is uniquely situated in extensive grounds with forest schools used on site. We utilise our locality to the full and our curriculum is active and purposeful with many opportunities for learning outside the classroom, within our local community, Derby City and further afield.

We aim to inspire high aspirations for our children’s future by developing enquiry, creativity, teamwork and resilience. We talk to children about engaging fully in their learning, taking pride in working hard and celebrating when reaching their goals. Our curriculum drivers are ‘Talk about it, Try it, Do it!’

We promote active healthy lifestyles, British Values and encourage children to make a positive contribution to their community. This year we are proud to have been selected as a Rolls Royce Science Prize finalist, accredited with a Ruth Miskin training badge, awarded Healthy Schools Mark, East Midlands in Bloom Gold Award, Eco Bronze Award and most recently identified as a ‘What Works Well’ flagship school for the Children’s Food Trust. 

If you have visited our school you will know that together children, staff, parents/carers and governors create a warm, happy, vibrant and welcoming place to learn with high expectations. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to visit Ridgeway you are welcome to by appointment.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Mrs C Gray


Latest School Calendar Events

School Closed for Holiday15Feb2016

8:55 am - 19 feb, 3:25 pm @ No School

School Inset Day (No School)22Feb2016

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ No School

Head's Tea26Feb2016

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm @ Ridgeway School (Somewhere Special)

Year 2 Parents/Carers Info Meeting03Mar2016

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Ridgeway School Hall

End of Year 2 Tests.

Year 2 Parents/Carers Info Meeting04Mar2016

9:05 am - 10:05 am @ Ridgeway School Hall

End of Year 2 Tests.

Head's Tea04Mar2016

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ Ridgeway School (Somewhere Special)

Year 2 Celebration of Dance Trip08Mar2016

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway School (Offsite)

Times to be confirmed.

Parent/Carers Consultation Evening08Mar2016

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Ridgeway School

Parent/Carers Consultation Evening10Mar2016

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Ridgeway School

Head's Tea11Mar2016

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ Ridgeway School (Somewhere Special)

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Our new outside classroom has now been installed and the children are really looking forward to using it for their outside learning after the half term.

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