'Everybody can achieve'

‘Because the school believes in us, we believe in ourselves’

‘The support I received from my teachers was unbelievable’

‘All of our teachers are kind, generous and strict’

'We are a small school but with a big heart’

Message From The Headteacher


I am delighted to welcome you to Ridgeway Academy.  We are committed to providing an excellent education equipping your child to achieve their best academically, grow personally, and prepare for a successful future.  We work hard at Ridgeway Academy and our expectation is that everyone endeavours to do their best in all that they do.

The very highest standards of conduct, respect, effort and personal attainment are our goal for all members of our school.  We are a caring and well-disciplined school and our key aim is to ensure that all students realise their potential. We are a happy school, with an energetic and talented staff committed to the achievement of our young people. Everyone has a part to play at Ridgeway Academy and everyone is listened to. Team work is precious, but so too are initiative and originality. We encourage positive attitudes and a ‘can-do’ culture. We provide a secure, safe environment in which all our young people feel valued, where they can develop the skills, attributes and confidence which will serve them well throughout their life.

Sarah Mitcherson


No year 7 or 8 Netball training after school tomorrow. Instead there will be training on Thursday for year 7 and 8, but only until 4pm due to year 9 parents evening 🏐.

Year 8 cross country as a whole year group this afternoon! We are very proud all of you. Well done! #healthyheart #healthylifestyle #health #fitness #PE

Year 11 are hard at work preparing dishes for their WJEC Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering assessment #lifeskills

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Welcome to Ridgeway Academy

Our Vision

Our vision is that ‘Everybody can Achieve’ because we:

Have Respect for:

  • learning and achievement;
  • each other, valuing different views, beliefs and cultures;
  • our community, supporting activities and presenting a positive image of the school;
  • the environment, keeping it clean and tidy and fit for learning;
  • the school rules and regulations.

Take Responsibility for:

  • making significant progress and being a successful learner;
  • setting high standards of behaviour, conduct, appearance and attitude;
  • being effective independent learners and leaders, taking initiative and supporting others;
  • meeting the challenges of the future and being confident in all that we do;
  • making a positive contribution to society.

Develop Relationships which:

  • are strong between each other, in and out of school;
  • allow us to lead safe and healthy lives and look after the well-being of each other;
  • help us think creatively and rationally and be enthusiastic about learning;
  • help us know and value other people.

We will develop every student’s capacity to learn so that they become increasingly independent as they progress through the school.  The strength of positive relationships between students and staff allows everyone to achieve in their learning.

What’s On

19th November 2019
  • Year 11 PPE Exams

    18th November 2019 - 28th November 2019  

20th November 2019
  • Year 11 PPE Exams

    18th November 2019 - 28th November 2019  

House Points