RIDGEWAY Primary School

Useful Information

We hope you find the information on this page useful, however, if there is something missing please let us know. 

School Calendars and Important Dates

 Derbyshire School Calendar 2022-to-2023.pdfDownload
 Derbyshire School Calendar 2023-to-2024.pdfDownload
 Derbyshire School Calendar 2024-to-2025.pdfDownload
 Ridgeway School Calendar 2021-22.pdfDownload
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School Dinner Menu


Family Support Team

Alongside other local schools we now have our own Family Support Team in place to support our children and families. The team is there to support families with problems outside of education.  If you have any concerns or areas you feel that support would help you can either...

  • Talk to Mr Wilson at school who can refer you to the Team 


  • If you like to get directly in contact with them, speak to the school office and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 


Some of the ways the team can work with you:

  • Quick chat to find the Services that can help you 
  • Group work with others who have the same aims as you
  • Direct work with Children and Families in and out of School  
  • Setting up support from other services that can help you
  • Drop-in sessions to discuss your needs
  • Dedicated piece of work over time via an Early Help Assessment  

Term Time Leave Following changes made by the Department for Education from September 2013 Headteachers are no longer able to authorise any leave of absence in term time apart from a small number of ‘exceptional circumstances’. They are as follows: Critical family illness (of a parent or child) Family wedding in which the child has a role (eg bridesmaid/page boy) Factors which will not be considered are: Cheap holidays Overlapping days at the beginning or end of holidays Birthdays or special treats/rewards Parents who believe that their request meets the criteria for authorised leave of absence outlined above should make their request in writing to the Headteacher and the Governing Body will consider the request made and make their reply. Any period of leave taken without the agreement of the school will be classed as unauthorised and may attract sanctions such as a Penalty Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS Unauthorised leave of absence during term time On 6th April 2017 the Supreme Court appeal, in relation to the Platt v Isle of Wight case, determined that under section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 attending school 'regularly' means: "in accordance with the rules prescribed by the school" PLEASE NOTE Therefore, from 1st September 2017, if requested, Derbyshire County Council will consider the issue of a penalty notice for any period of holiday absence which has not been authorised by the Headteacher regardless of a child's wider school attendance.

As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding. All staff and volunteers have a responsibility to keep pupils safe and protect them from abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns. Our staff and volunteers undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that they can identify safeguarding issues and report them immediately. All our pupils have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity and when necessary, we work effectively with outside agencies to ensure that this is the case. We work hard as a team to ensure our pupils are not subject to radicalisation and the ideals of extremist groups. We have a culture of vigilance around issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation and FGM. Information around these key safeguarding issues, as well as related safeguarding policies can be found within our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy. The safeguarding culture of a school is, in part, exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between adults and pupils and behaviour by the adult that demonstrates integrity, maturity and good judgement. The Lead Safeguarding Officer for the school will deal with any safeguarding concerns you have as a matter of urgency. The Lead Safeguarding Manager and Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Ridgeway Primary School is: Iain Wilson (Head Teacher) The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Cathy Naylor (Assistant Head Teacher) The Nominated Link Safeguarding Governor is: Jim Brimble

Ridgeway Primary School respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you share with us. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself. When we do need your personal information to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal information, our Data Protection Policy describes how we collect and use your personal information. For our full privacy statement please go to the Policies page under the 'Key Information' tab.

If you require a paper copy of any of the information on our website please let us know.

The school's private fund is available for inspection by any interested parties. Please, ask at the school office.

School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.30pm

DPIAS are available on request

We will be taking the following as training days...

  • Thursday 2nd September

  • Friday 3rd September

  • Monday 1st Nov. 21

  • Thursday 23rd Dec. 21

  • Tuesday 7th Jun 22

In addition to the INSET days we have been told by Derbyshire County Council, “that all schools should open for one day less in the academic year 2021/2022 in recognition of the additional bank holiday to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.”

As such, school will be closed for this extra day on Monday 6th June 2022.


Out-of-School Care

We are really pleased to be working with Premier Sport to offer Wraparound Care to our families. 

Please see our dedicated page for more information: https://www.ridgewayprimary.com/parents/wraparound-care 

My name is Kerrie Rodgers and I am mum of two and an Ofsted approved child minder. I provide term time wrap around care (ad-hoc care can be available subject to availability). My sessions are Monday to Thursday 7-9 and then 3:30-5:30. Fridays I open 7-9 then 3:30 - 4:30 (although a later finish can be arranged). My prices include breakfast and a afternoon snack drop off/pick up from school. I live on Lowfield Avenue so I’m really close to the school. You can contact me on 07725115859 or kerrieann2000@yahoo.com

Ofsted Details

Find out what our parents think about our school.


Free School Meals
Are you entitled to free school meals? Please click on the link above and complete the simple form or click here to download a form.


Insurance Website Declaration
Liability Insurance Claims School Website Declaration


Safeguarding Statement 
As a school we are strongly committed to safeguarding.

Benchmarking Information  
Ridgeway Primary School benchmarking from the Gov.uk website.


Penalty Notices - Advice for Parents

Advice around fixed penalty notices for leave in term time - see below

 Penalty Notice - Advice for Parents.pdfDownload
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