Cashless Catering UPDATE 21.11.2014


Following numerous queries around the Cashless Catering facility we would like to clarify a few things:

  • Cashless Catering goes live in school on Monday 24th November
  • You can (following these instructions) add money onto your child’s account on-line NOW!
  2. Parents
  3. Payments to School
  4. click on link
  5. choose Ridgeway from the drop down menu (press Select)
  6. choose AIP Cashless Catering  from the drop down menu (press select)
  7. enter your child’s pupil reference (10 digit number starting 4422)
  8. complete all other fields
  • Cheques can be sent into school made out to Alliance in Partnership and given to the catering team in the kitchen to add to your child’s account
  • Cash can be sent into school from now (or any day after that) for the children to top up their account using the Revaluation Machine in the School Entrance Hall (the machine accepts coins and notes)

Children will not starve on Monday!  They can go up to the kitchens for their food, use their thumb (or PIN number) to pay for their tuck, lunch or breakfast.

Science Family Learning Night 2nd December 2014

Science Family Learning Night 2nd December 2014  


Dear Parents, Carers, Pupils and Governors,

We would like to invite you to a Science Family Learning Night on Tuesday 2nd December from 5.30 – 6.30pm, with Lynne Long from The University of Birmingham, entitled ‘Hot and Cold’. The evening will consist of a one hour lecture about physical processes, including some amazing and thought provoking demonstrations.

This event is free of charge and is aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils. The intention of the evening is to engage pupils and their families in science in a fun and accessible way.  We would ask that at least one adult accompanies a maximum of two children. Hot and Cold refreshments will be available after the lecture.

We are also pleased to welcome pupils and parents from our Ogden Trust partnership schools. If you are interested in attending, please complete and return the slip below to the school office. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis (replies will be numbered). We can only offer 150 places in total so please don’t delay!

Kind regards

Mr J Thompson

Please download this letter here and return the attached reply slip to reserve your places.

Children In Need

Dear Parents

On Friday 14 November it is ‘Children in Need’ day, we have arranged to have a non-uniform day and in keeping with the ‘Hero’ theme, we would like all pupils to dress as a hero of their choice or spotty/stripe clothing. Children will be asked to make a suggested donation of £1.

There will be a variety of fund-raising activities during unstructured time on Friday 14th November

We hope that all pupils will support this worthy cause.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Yours sincerely



The Ridgeway Science Committee

This is an exciting opportunity for pupils from Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y8 to be involved in the Science department on a regular basis. To apply you must write to Mr Thompson saying why you would be a great committee member. Deadline 1st December 2014.

Trips, family learning nights, events in school, Science in the news and STEM club are all things you could be involved with straight away. You can suggest lots of your own ideas too!

Please see Mr Thompson for more details.