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

We will be running a number of tours for prospective parents and carers over the coming months. Tours are for those interested in applying for September 2022 places in our Nursery and Reception.

Our Year 6 tour guides will be hosting the tours and there will be an opportunity for questions with the Headship Team at the end of your tour. Before your tour, please do explore our website and view our promotional video to learn more about our school.

To book your place, please choose a date from the list below and call or email the school office to book. 

Tel: 020 8657 8063        Email: office@ridgeway.croydon.sch.uk

Please provide the following information when booking your session:

  • Telephone contact details
  • Child’s date of birth
  • Number of adults attending
  • Alternative date if session is fully booked
Tour dates and times

Thursday 7th October                    9:30-10:15am  FULL

Monday 11th October                     9:30-10:15am  FULL

Tuesday 19th October                    9:30-10:15am  FULL

Friday 12th November*                  9:30-10:15am  FULL

Wednesday 24th November            9:30-10:15am   FULL

Tuesday 30th November                 9:30-10:15am   FULL

Thursday 9th December                 9:30-10:15am    FULL

Wednesday 12th January                9:30-10:15am    FULL 

New Tour Date Added:               Thursday 6th January 9:30-10:15am    

*Outdoor Tour option: This tour will include an outdoor only option for those who are clinically   vulnerable or who would prefer to remain outside. Please specify ‘outdoor only tour’ when requesting your place).

Tours should last around 45 minutes with an opportunity for questions with members of the Headship Team at the end. Please note that children are not permitted to attend the tours. 

Covid Guidleines

The school has been mindful of the current COVID situation when planning these tours. Please note the following information:

  • There will be a maximum of 24 people per tour, with tours being carried out in smaller groups of 6
  • Visitors will be asked to wear a mask (unless exempt) and sanitise their hands
  • If possible, please complete a lateral flow test before attending
  • Do not attend if you are showing any symptoms of COVID, such as a high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell

We look forward to welcoming you to Ridgeway.