Ridgeway Admissions

Welcome to prospective parents from Gavin Sterry

Gavin Sterry

I am delighted that you are considering Ridgeway High School for your child’s secondary education. Our vision at Ridgeway High School is a simple one: to transform lives through learning. It is at the heart of all that we do.

I hope that the information collected together on this page – and the website as a whole – will give you a snapshot of what we like to think of as the five-year ‘Ridgeway journey’.

Open events

We have now completed our current schedule of open events. However, you are more than welcome to get in touch to arrange a visit.

Why we are consistently over-subscribed

  • A full range of academic and vocational subjects in years 10 and 11
  • 27 taught hours a week
  • Year-on-year increasing numbers of top GCSE grades (9–7)
  • Fully staffed with specialist teachers and expert support staff
  • State-of-the-art facilities

What others say about us

  • A school where behaviour and attitudes are good (Ofsted, 2021)
  • A school doing “the right things at the right time” for your child (HMI, 2023)
  • School values “reflected in the way people treat each other; people genuinely care and it’s a good atmosphere” (Investors in People, 2023)

What parents and carers say

…a wonderful school…

The support I get from the school is second to none…

…fully supported…

…excellent with communications…

….very supportive of the children…

…high standard of teaching…

What a change in my daughter…

What our students say

I like how the teachers help us and explain difficult topics to us to be able to understand them!
Faith, Year 8

The teachers are understanding and helpful. The pastoral team are welcoming!
Phoebe, Year 8

I am really enjoying my maths lessons with my new teacher!
Jayden, Year 9

I am really enjoying the new personal development lessons!
Letitia, Year 9

Learn more about us

Interested to find out more? Curious to learn more about what makes Ridgeway High School a unique place for learning? You are welcome to contact the school to arrange a visit.

Watch our transition video!

We put this video together to help year 6s who are joining us to get to know us better and to find out a little bit about what learning they will be doing.