We hope you have a lovely time during the Easter break and that there is some sunshine!
We will see you all back in school on Monday 13th April.
Happy holidays from all at Ridgeway.
Please see out latest newsletter here.
We are delighted to announce that the EFA have confirmed that we are successful in our bid for funding to double glaze the school. This is the second year that Ridgeway has secured capital funding to improve the learning environment for our pupils and staff with over £400,000 being invested in our buildings.
The work will start after the summer holidays and we will keep you posted on the progress!
Following the hard work and resilience of our Year 6 pupils in the build up to SATs, we are excited to invite your child to camp on our school field on the evening of Friday 15 May. We have offered this for the last two years and our Year 6 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed an evening of fun and challenge at the end of a stressful period for them.
Pupils who are successful will need:
Due to popular demand, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis because of staffing ratios. Please complete the Reply Slip. There will be a charge of £5 which will cover our food costs.
You will be informed if your child has been successful in securing a place. There will be a brief meeting on Thursday 14 May at 3.30pm in the school hall.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.
MRS L TAIT
DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER
We have received several queries about our recent approval to convert to a secondary school from 2016. The document below answers these questions and more to help clarify the changes at Ridgeway.
Should you have any further queries then please email email@example.com
The final performance of Year 5’s Glamba Drumming will be on Friday 27th at 1:30pm in the school hall and we would like to invite you all to attend ‘A Ridgeway Brazilian Carnival’!
Parking will be made available on the school playground and arrangements will be the same as for the Year 5 Christmas Assembly.
Please may we remind you that you do not arrive before 1:20pm due to the lunchtime playground use and that you either vacate the school prior to 2:45pm or after 3:10pm due to coach arrivals and departures.
We hope to see you there!
We would like you to share in our congratulations for Miss Wyatt who has been successful in securing a new teaching post in Birmingham starting after Easter.
Unfortunately this means that she will be leaving us at the end of this term. We thank her for her commitment to the pupils at Ridgeway and in her leadership role as Head of Learning for Year 5. We wish her all the success in her new position
We are delighted to appoint Mrs Trevethick in the role of Head of Learning for Year 5 to replace Miss Wyatt. Mrs Trevethick is currently a valuable member of the Year 5 team and well known by all of the pupils. Miss Wyatt and Mrs Trevethick are working together to ensure a smooth transition for all.
Mrs Trevethick will be supporting Miss Marotta, who will be taking over Miss Wyatt’s teaching commitment after Easter. Miss Marotta has trained and qualified as a teacher in the UK and worked in schools in the South of England. As an Italian national, we are looking forward to her teaching French (and I dare say Italian on occasions?!) and other subjects to our pupils over the coming months.
We offer her a warm welcome to the school and wish Mrs Trevethick and Miss Marotta luck in their new positions.
MRS L TAIT
DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER
Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 million. As well as raising funds for our school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from Landfill. By getting involved in our Bags2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles.
A collection has been arranged for 9am on Thursday 23rd April. We will be sending out a collection bag with all children before the Easter break, giving you time to have a good sort out. If you need to fill another bag a black bin bag can be used. Bags can be dropped off at school in front of the garages (where the minibuses are parked) the day before or before 9am on the morning of collection.
Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well.
Please find below a press release relating to our Age Change proposal: