A message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers

It has been a busy few weeks in school with lots of special events happening. Our efforts for Comic Relief raised £125.00. Thank you for support.

We were pleased to see so many of you at Open Evening where we had the opportunity to share with you your child’s successes and their next steps. I hope that you found it informative: we appreciate all the support that you give your children.

A group of children from Years 5 and 6 recently took part in a series of Gifted and Talented workshops held at The Ridge and at other local schools, covering areas such as music, drama, PE, ICT and writing. Our children took part enthusiastically and were a real credit to the school. In addition, a team of children represented us at the R.E. Debate. They had worked really hard to prepare and supported by Mrs Hemus, did a wonderful job persuading the voting audience to support their motion. We seem to have some aspiring politicians amongst us – perhaps we ought to send them to Westminster to show them how it is done! Thanks go to the team and to Mrs Hemus for all their hard work.

I am delighted to share that news that we have exceeded our target of raising £1000 to buy books for the new library! This is thanks to your amazing generosity and we want to express our profound gratitude to you all. Although the campaign still has a few more days to run and it is not too late to donate if you still wish to, the books have begun arriving and we are all very excited to see the new titles going onto the shelves. We look forward to holding our ‘grand opening’ and giving children, parents and carers the opportunity to visit our libraries and see the transformation.

50 from 50 

We will be launching a new Support Your School campaign, aimed at ensuring that we can continue to keep our library stock up to date. We will be approaching local businesses to see if we can secure a donation of £50 from 50 businesses. If you know of a business who you think we should approach, or work for a company which has a social responsibility fund, please let Mrs Hudson know. A copy of the letter being issued is below...

Finally, thank you for all your support with our Gambia links. As you may know, each class now has a child of their own age with whom they are paired. Our children receive and share news with their child in Banjul through letters and photos. A group of students from Ridgewood are off to visit The Gambia over Easter, taking birthday gifts and other items out to support the children, their families and their local communities. Thank you for your help to make this possible.

Kind Regards

Mrs D Hudson


Easter Events

Towards the end of term we will be holding a number of Easter Events including our traditional Easter Assemblies. To comply with Fire Regulations entrance will be by ticket only.

  • Thursday 11th April 2.00 p.m. – Key Stage 2 Easter Assembly.
  • Friday 12th April 9.00 a.m. – Reception and Key Stage 1 Easter Bonnet Parade
  • For both events, one ticket per child will be issued in the first instance. Please return any unwanted tickets to school.

    If you require an additional ticket for the Reception and Key Stage 1 Easter Bonnet Parade, please return your slip or contact the school office.  For an additional ticket for the Key Stage 2 assembly, please contact the school office.

    In addition

  • Key Stage 2 can enter our competition to decorate a hard boiled egg. They are asked to bring them into school on Wednesday 10th April when the eggs will be displayed for visitors to see.
  • Easter Egg Raffle - tickets will be on sale from Monday 1st April and will cost 50p each. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 12th April.
  • We would be very grateful for any donations of prizes.

    School Closure Dates

    Please remember that we finish at 2.00 p.m. on Friday 12th April and term starts again on Monday 29th April.

    School is also closed for the children on the following days.

  • Thursday 2nd May             (Local Elections)
  • Monday 6th May                (Bank Holiday)
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