Welcome to Ridgeway Infant School

Our dedicated and enthusiastic team provide an environment that nurtures independence, fun and a desire to learn. Our school is uniquely situated in extensive natural grounds with a well established forest school 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 and our curriculum prioritises enquiry and investigation. We talk to children about engaging fully in each learning journey, taking pride in working hard and celebrating when reaching our goals. Our whole school values focus on teamwork, creativity, resilience, communication, independence and reflectiveness.

We promote active healthy lifestyles, British Values and encourage children to make a positive contribution to their community.

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.  



Advice to those who have travelled recently

Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows:

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

·         stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

·         call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

Travellers from other parts of China and other specified areas

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas:

·         Elsewhere in China

·         Thailand

·         Japan

·         Republic of Korea

·         Hong Kong

·         Taiwan

·         Singapore

·         Malaysia

·         Macau

If you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:

·         stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

·         call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

Encouraging good hygiene

As always, if you have symptoms of a cold or flu, then there are measures you can take to stop germs:

·         always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

·         wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

·         avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

·         avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Latest information

Updates on Coronavirus:

·         https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Public Health England blog:

·         https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/



Ridgeway School Lottery


Welcome to  Ridgeway Infant School lottery. This lottery has been set up  by  the Friends Of Ridgeway  (FORS) specifically to raise money and make a difference for our children! 


It's a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, teachers and the wider community together, in partnership with our school, and at the same time give something back.


We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children - we aim to provide extra resources for the children and improve the school environment Your support is greatly appreciated and we wish you good luck!" 


Tamara Dale – Acting Headteacher



A ticket costs £1 per week and all funds raised go directly to our school.


Each ticket will also enter you in TWO draws:


1.    A jackpot prize draw for £25,000.00.


2.    A local draw with a guaranteed prize for one of the supporters of our school. The size of the prize will depend on the number of tickets bought for the school that week.


The lottery is a fun and effective way to raise money to improve our school. But we need your help to make the lottery the best it can be, so please support the lottery today - and who knows maybe you'll be the next £25,000 winner!



 Good luck to all who enter.



Latest School Calendar Events

School Closed for Holiday17Feb2020

8:55 am - 21 feb, 3:25 pm @ School Closed

Maths Parents/Carers Meeting27Feb2020

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Athlete Visit28Feb2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

More details to follow......

Maths Parents/Carers Meeting28Feb2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

Author Visit to Year 203Mar2020

8:55 am - 3:20 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Year 2)

"Somebody Swallowed Stanley"

Parents/Carers Consulation Evening 1 (inc Book Fair)03Mar2020

3:45 pm - 7:10 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

By appointment only..

Governor Meeting03Mar2020

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

World Book Day05Mar2020

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Children to dress up...

Parents/Carers Consulation Evening 2 (inc Book Fair)05Mar2020

3:45 pm - 7:00 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School Hall

By appointment only..

Governor Meeting10Mar2020

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

Cycle Derby for Year 212Mar2020

8:55 am - 13 mar, 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School (Outside)

Maths Open Sessions17Mar2020

9:15 am - 10:00 am @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow...

Maths Open Sessions18Mar2020

9:15 am - 10:00 am @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow...

Maths Open Sessions19Mar2020

9:15 am - 10:10 am @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow...

Mothers Day Gift Sale20Mar2020

8:55 am - 3:25 pm @ Ridgeway Infant School

More information to follow...

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>


Parent View

Parents and carers can give Ofsted their views of our school at any time of the year using an online questionnaire called Parent View. Your views are really important in helping inspectors form a judgement about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved upon.

Please register by clicking on the logo below and once your login has been activated, it will only take a few minutes to complete.

If you do not have a computer or an email address and you would like to access Parent View, or if you would like help then please do get in touch with us..


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