Our Achievements
 
Academic

We strive for high attainment and excellent progress for all our children at each key stage.  We believe this is achieved by high quality teaching, exciting learning opportunities and high expectations of all learners. 

 

Look at our  2017 Performance Tables produced by the Department for Education showing data about our performance at the end of KS2 (Year 6).  Validated outcomes for 2018 will be published on this website by the DfE in December.

 

Ofsted recognised our academic attainment as excellent in our Outstanding Ofsted inspection in October 2010 and January 2015. Click here to read our latest Ofsted Report.

 

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Non-Academic

We believe that test results are only one indicator of a school's educational success.  We are equally proud of our achievements in Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and P.E.  Each year we compete in the Croydon Netball and Football Leagues, and Swimming and Athletics competitions to allow children to access competitive sporting activities. The children also enjoy taking part in the KS1 and KS2 Dance Festival at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. 

 

 
     
 
 Charitable
 

Every year our school engages in fundraising to support charitable organisations, both locally and further afield.  Details of recent fundraising efforts are below:

 

  • In Spring 2018, a number of Ridgeway staff engaged in fundraising for The Royal Marsden.  So far, they have raised £4009.44.
  • In Autumn 2018, the Harvest collection consisted of families donating tins and packets of food which were taken to Croydon Refugee Day Centre.
  • Our Poppy Appeal raised £553.15 for the Royal British Legion.
    • In summer 2017, a member of staff travelled to Uganda, to support a charity called ‘Children of Masindi’, whose aim is to make a difference to young people’s lives, especially those with disabilities. They worked alongside the teaching staff in Uganda to share good practices from Ridgeway, as well as raised money to help them provide vocational training for disabled young people, allowing them to have a skill when they leave school.  By raising £900 we were able to support these causes by providing the following items, some of which are lifesaving:
      • Mosquito nets for the children who board to prevent them from catching malaria.
      • 50 packets of malaria treatment medication.
      • A solar battery for the boarding school, to enable them to have lights in the corridor.
      • Beams and hooks for the children to hang their clothes.
      • To repair the guttering of the boarding house, essential for collecting water for drinking and cooking.
      • 1 table and 6 benches for the boarding children.
  • In Spring 2017 we received an award from the NSPCC in acknowledgement of Ridgeway raising the most funds (£4,164) on their behalf out of all Croydon schools.