Ofsted

HMI monitoring visit, May 2023

We were visited by Rebecca Sharples, His Majesty’s Inspector, on 4 May 2023. The purpose of the visit was to check up on our progress since the September 2021 Ofsted inspection. Key points that the inspector mentions in her feedback are:

  • The leadership team are unwavering in their desire to make Ridgeway High School a good school
  • Pupils are now remembering what they learn and are developing their understanding across subjects better than they did in the past
  • Teachers are becoming increasingly adept at ensuring that pupils remember important subject knowledge
  • Pupils spoke positively about the opportunities that they now have to read for pleasure using the newly created ‘Reading Routes’

You can read the full feedback letter by clicking the link below.

HMI Monitoring Visit Feedback Letter, May 2023 Read or Download

Ofsted inspection report, September 2021 

Our last full Ofsted inspection was in 2021. “Pupils enjoy coming to school to learn and they said that they feel safe” was just one of many positive comments the report made.

The feedback from the May 2023 monitoring visit (see above) demonstrates the excellent progress the school has made on the improvement priorities that Ofsted set us in 2021.

You can read the 2021 report by clicking on the link below.