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Ridgeway Infant School

Together we can…Think Big, Have Fun, Learn More!


Ridgeway Infant School, Uplands Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 1GG

01332 760770



Weekly Updates

Each week, we provide you with some key information about what has been happening in school over the week along with some important information for the week ahead. There will also be some reminders of upcoming dates so that you don't miss out on anything! If you have any questions or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs T Dale at or Mrs H Jeffery at hjeffery@ridgeway.derby.sch.ukWe hope you find these useful to keep up to date with what's happening in school! 



Autumn 1

8th October 2021



Previous Whole School News

Important Information: School Parking Consultation

Derby City Council are currently consulting on changes to access and parking on the roads around school. It is important all our families and staff have the opportunity to share thoughts on parking and the impact the proposed changes would have on the community. A letter with additional information can be found here. You can also find out more information and complete a survey with your views using the following link. 

The Great Ridgeway Hike!

School Fundraising

Inspired by Mrs Patel's hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in December, The children of Ridgeway have completed our own fundraising challenge!

Clambering over rocky benches, trekking though the swampland at the bottom of the field, through the grasslands past the wildlife area and over the very treacherous hill, where a mud slide might have occurred at any moment, the brave Ridgeway children journeyed on . Thank goodness for our cheer-leading team and our parents/carers who were there to support us when the going got tough. 

Mrs Patel hiked 5,895m up Mt Kilimanjaro. When we added up how far every child had walked, we were amazed to discover that the Ridgeway children had hiked 119,500m - which is the same as hiking up Mt Kilimanjaro over 20 times!

Well done to everyone!

Heidi from Radio Derby joined us to talk to Mrs Patel, Mrs Gray and some children too! You can listen to our interviews by clicking here and selecting the Sally Pepper show (10.00-13.00 on 25.1.18.) Our interviews were played at approx 43 mins and 1 hr 43 mins into the show. You may have to register to listen to the show on catch up. 

Please help us to raise £500 to go towards developing our outdoor area, in order to provide many more exciting and challenging outdoor learning opportunities.

Please donate to the JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen:

Thanks for your support!

 Click here to see a video of Mrs Patel's hike to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro!