Ridgeway Primary School

Believe, Endeavour, Succeed Together

Starting School


Transition information for September 2024 for new parents and pupils. 

Welcome to our Starting School Transition page. On this page is everything you should need to prepare for your child starting school here at Ridgeway Primary School. Please look through our Parent Transition Meeting presentation.  The presentation also includes our contact details and your homework! 

As well as the presentation you will see there is the Welcome Pack and extra information for you to read.

We are really looking forward to meeting your child and please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries.

Many thanks and welcome to Team Ridgeway, Mr Wilson

Transition Dates:

Parent Meeting: Tuesday 7th May 2024, in school at 6pm

Initial visits: To start to get to know the school and the staff, we would love your child to visit us during the week Monday 10th – Thursday 13th June. These visits are 9.30 – 11.30am

Full day Transition: Following the initial visits, we would love to see [Company] for two full days in school on 3rd & 4th July. These days will include lunchtime and will start at 9.30am and finish at 3.00pm.

For dinner, you can either provide your child with a packed lunch or order a school meal on the day. We will cover the cost of the school dinner, so you will not be charged. For both sessions, children will need a drinks bottle, light waterproof coat and their pocket pal.

Seesaw: Transition activities: From July to September can seem like a very long time, especially when you are 4 years old, so we would like to keep in touch with you over the summer. The teaching team will set a few tasks to continue getting to know your child and to remind them who they all are.

There are two accounts for Seesaw, one for parents and one for children. Please use the guide we send to get set up but please remember, just give us a ring if you have any problems and we will do our best to get you set up.

Parents' Meeting Slides

Our Welcome Guide 2024

3D Virtual Tour of our school

Email Head Teacher Mr Wilson: headteacher@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk

Email Class Teachers:

Mrs Naylor:


Miss Crowley:


Email the office: info@ridgeway.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Tel: 0114 2486249



School Admission Form

Please complete the School Admission Form as soon as possible. You can either click on the link below to be taken to the form or complete it via the embedded form further down the page. 

Click here for the Admission Form


Extra Information  

Please click the "Extra Information" button below (in blue) to open up the document list with extra information that you can download and read at your leisure. 

 Extra Information
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