Parent Gym

What is Parent Gym?

Parent Gym is a well-established, six week programme that reveals practical tips and techniques for parents who want the best for their children.

The programme costs £250 per parent but we have secured 20 places for free, twice a year, for parents at Ridgeway.  These places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The workshops run for two hours a week for six consecutive weeks (not half term) and each one comes with its own unique Parent Gym magazine packed with practical ideas for you to use at home.


“I have been delivering Parent Gym courses at Ridgeway since 2016.  Each new course happens on different days and at different times to try and fit around parents’ busy schedules.

It has been so wonderful to be part of the parenting journey of so many of our families and to see them grow, develop and understand their parenting style and take on one another’s top tips and ideas – plus they’ve made some great new friends.

Come along to a coffee morning to find out more (your invitation will arrive by email) or email Dympna Oliver via the school oiffice to sign up for a programme.

Some of the things our parents have said after joining in with Parent Gym:

Parenting is much more fun now, our sessions have been a delight.”

“I have learned so much and would recommend Parent Gym to everyone.”

“It’s been so lovely to be part of such an inclusive and supportive group.”

“Parent Gym has changed my family dynamic for the better.  Our lives are calmer, the children are happier, there is very little friction at home now.  Life has been much more positive and I’m motivated to keep it all going.”

“The course has equipped me with many new skills and strategies, particularly how we as a family make the most of spending time together.”

“By sharing experiences and advice we thought of solutions to help each other that really work.”

“I feel that I am working with my child rather than just telling them and am looking forward to a great future relationship.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and meeting parents beyond my childrens’ year groups. I finished the course reassured that I’m not the only one experiencing certain challenges and with more confidence in my own parenting.”

"After attending Parent Gym I feel that I am working with my child rather than just telling them and look to have a great future relationship."


"Parent Gym has been incredibly useful.  I was admittedly sceptical at first but it gave me hands-on tips on how to deal with an array of 'issues':

Behaviour; Homework; Sleep; How to deal with bullying; how to raise my children in this age of tech.  I recommend for mothers, fathers and carers."


"Parent Gym provided an essential support system at a time when I was questioning my parenting and unsure of where to turn."


" I loved Parent Gym.  It gave me more tools and lots of strategies to assist with different situations."


"Parent Gym gave me the confidence, know-how and skills to help nurture my children to be confident and happy individuals.  I would highly recommend."


"I have been able to exercise emotional control, better patience and good listening skills due to the coaching and content of Parent Gym and learning from the experience of others."


"Parent Gym has been a life saver. Just knowing you are not alone in your struggles with family life is so comforting." 

For more information or to sign up, please speak to Mrs. Oliver, or click  the following link .or email the school office at , or take a look at