Aims, Ethos and Values
Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery aims to be...

"A thriving purposeful community of learners where adults and children work together in an environment planned for high quality teaching and learning and where all those involved in the successful development of children work closely together for school improvement".


Our aims for all children are that.....

  • they should be safe, secure and happy in school.
  • they have equal access to the curriculum, regardless of ability, gender, race or religion.
  • they acquire the necessary skills of literacy and numeracy in order to raise levels of achievement within and beyond the National Curriculum.
  • they experience a broad and balanced curriculum where knowledge, skills and understanding can develop at a pace matched to individual needs.


  • they experience the security and satisfaction that comes from consistent good teaching, a stimulating learning environment and ongoing active parental interest and support.
  • they develop an appreciation of the importance of responsible behaviour, courtesy and consideration for others.
  • and, last but not least, that their spiritual, moral and cultural development is promoted, in order to prepare them to become valued members of an ever-changing, multi-cultural society.


Our  Core Values

Our core values (see below right), which are implicit in our aims and our ethos, are the foundation on which our school practice is bulit and give the school its strong sense of purpose and direction.




  • High Quality Relationships
  • Individuality and Inclusion
  • Independence
  • Creativity
  • Team Work
  • Development of the "Whole Child"
  • Achievement Right Across the Curriculum
  • The Classroom as a Learning Community
  • Enquiry Based Learning


Click here to see our core values in more detail.  On the left you can see a 'Wordle' of our core values.  The more times a word is mentioned the bigger the word becomes emphasising what we value. 

Aspirations for all Learners

Our aspirations for all learners are that they become: 

  • Real thinkers and enquirers
  • Effective communicators
  • Risk- takers
  • Self -motivated and reflective
  • Resilient
  • Caring and sensitive towards others
  • Well balanced human beings


We aim to ensure that during their time at Ridgeway,children develop  responsible and disciplined attitudes to learning  and the skills and competencies necessary to move on to secondary school with confidence.