Why Choose Ridgeway

At Ridgeway we…

Nurture every child

We get to know each child as a unique individual, encourage their existing interests, foster new passions and support their emotional and social development. Our approach values and embraces children’s individual qualities and interests and our aim is to provide children with the skills, confidence and enthusiasm to seek and relish new opportunities and challenges.

Foster Lifelong success

We embrace the fact that what constitutes success will be different for each child.  We equip our children with the inspiration, knowledge, cultural capital and belief that they can all be successful in life. 

Provide a rich and diverse learning experience

Our approach to teaching provides a range of opportunities for learning that motivates, inspires, challenges and develops all children. 

Develop a passion for learning

Our children immerse themselves in their learning and develop the self-motivation and passion for learning that continues to grow once they leave our school. 

Encourage children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development

We actively promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our children.  We do this through our school ethos and values, our broad and balanced curriculum, extra-curricular and leadership opportunities, as well as our daily interactions with children. The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are embedded within our school culture.

Prospective Parents and Carers


If your child is due to start Nursery or Reception in September 2024, we will be running a number of tours for prospective parents in the autumn term.  If you would like to visit our school to see whether we would be the right setting for your child, please join us on one of our school tours.

The tour will involve a talk with members of the Headship Team and an opportunity to see teaching and learning in action across our school.

To book your tour place, please choose a date from the list below and call/email the school office to book. If emailing, please ensure you include your mobile contact number and your child's date of birth. 

School Office: 02086578063   email: office@ridgeway.croydon.sch.uk

Tour dates             

  • Monday 16th October - fully booked
  • Thursday 2nd November
  • Tuesday 14th November
  • Friday 1st December         

All tours will start at 9:30am and last approximately an hour.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Ridgeway Primary School and Nursery.

Applying for a Nursery or School place

Please visit our admissions page for further information about how to apply for a place at ridgeway Primary School and Nursery.