Headteacher’s Welcome

A warm welcome from Gavin Sterry

On behalf of the governing body, staff and students, I would like to welcome you to Ridgeway High School.

Ridgeway is a happy, vibrant and thriving school. We are heavily oversubscribed, with more than 180 students in the current year 7, our largest-ever year group. It is a sign of the confidence that the local community has in us and is due in no small part to the hard work of students, staff, governors and parents over the last few years.

We moved into a new, purpose-built building in 2017. These state-of-the-art learning facilities offer the perfect environment to fulfil our vision of transforming lives through learning:

  • Equipping young people with the knowledge and skills required to take advantage of opportunities and experiences in later life
  • Enhancing literacy skills so that students read, write and converse fluently and with precision and authority
  • Celebrating the rich history of human achievement and instilling an appreciation of the value of lifelong learning
  • Nurturing character values that strengthen students’ sense of self and responsibility to others

I hope that our website conveys something of how we set about turning vision into reality — transforming lives through learning and preparing our young people to take their place in the world, ready for the challenges of modern life.

Click to learn more about our ambitious curriculum, delivering meaningful, engaging and challenging learning opportunities. We also offer an exceptional range of enrichment experiences — a packed extra-curricular programme as well as trips and visits that enable students to explore different locations and landscapes, communities and cultures.

Click to read about our groundbreaking character-education programme, with targets, challenges and opportunities mapped out in the Ridgeway Charter, which underpins our vision of transforming lives through learning. Our extensive futures programme empowers students to make informed post-16 choices. We partner with Birkenhead Sixth Form College and Wirral Met, and our post-16 offer includes some of the best colleges and sixth forms in the north west.

Click to find out more about how we look after children’s safety and wellbeing. We want every student to be happy and to enjoy school, feeling safe, secure and cared for.

You may be reading this because you are considering choosing Ridgeway High School for your child. I understand that this can be a stressful time for both parents and children, as you weigh up different choices and conflicting demands. We promise an outstanding educational experience for your child in a friendly and welcoming environment.

It all begins with a series of ‘Welcome to Ridgeway’ events to ensure that the transition from primary to secondary is as smooth and seamless as possible.

I encourage you to visit the school to see us in action and to experience the calm and purposeful learning environment. Simply contact the school office and we will arrange for a member of the senior leadership team to show you around.

Gavin Sterry