World Book Day Celebration


Dear Parents/Guardians

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, we are asking students in all years to dress up as a literary character on Friday 6th March 2015.

We would like to encourage pupils to be as imaginative and inventive as possible in their costume, and the most impressive in each year group will win an exciting new title from the Book Fair, a box of chocolates and valuable points for their House. Students need to remember that for a valid entry, their character must come from a book originally, rather than a film or television programme. We are also hoping that Ridgeway may win a prize, as a school, for the most people dressed in costume.

The winner will be announced in assembly after the competition is judged at lunch-time by the Heads of Learning.

On this day, we will also be supporting the charity Book Aid International and we are asking all students to bring in £1.

The staff at Ridgeway will also be taking part in the competition as part of our whole school celebration of reading.

We thank you for your support in encouraging children to read and enjoy reading.

Yours sincerely


P. Nesbitt

Subject Leader for English

Internet Safety Evening – 26th February at 6.30pm


Dear Parents/Carers

The Internet is a fantastic tool and part of modern life.   Coupled with the Internet are ways of communicating on social media.   Again, this is a superb way of communicating in our hi-tech world.

To help parents and children navigate their way around the pitfalls and safety issues regarding the internet and social media, we are holding an ‘e-safety evening’ on Thursday 26  February at 6.30pm in the ICT room at the school.

This is an open invite for all parents.

If you are intending to come, please could you complete the slip below and return to your child’s class teacher by Thursday morning so that we are aware of numbers for Health and Safety reasons.

Yours sincerely

Mike Bennett

Head Teacher

You can download the reply slip here.

FAQ regarding age change proposals

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With the age change discussions continuing, we would like to remind people of our first answer to the FAQ in June 2014

 Frequently Asked Questions regarding age change proposals:

  1. Q) Even if Tudor Grange Redditch do not go ahead with their plans will Ridgeway continue with this plan?
  1. A) In the unlikely event that all schools were to stop consulting and guarantee that they would not change PANs or age ranges, then there would be no need for any school to change.