Ridgeway School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
80
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/11/20)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

8.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
36.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
20%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
35.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Hill Rise
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 7EB
01234402402

School Description

Pupils at Ridgeway have very particular complex learning, physical or medical needs. Staff work hard to make sure these needs do not stop the pupils from learning and having fun. The relationships between staff and pupils are based on mutual respect and trust. Therapists and staff work closely together to ensure that pupils’ sensory and care needs are met. The way in which pupils are treated with dignity and respect is impressive. Teachers expect the pupils to work hard. They encourage pupils to be as independent as possible, but also make sure they are safe. Staff provide a perfect balance between nurture, support and challenge. This helps pupils to do their very best. Pupils told us that they enjoyed their lessons because teachers make them interesting. They particularly like the clubs they can choose to go to at lunchtimes and on Friday afternoons. Pupils’ behaviour is a strength of the school. Pupils and staff show genuine kindness towards each other. Pupils told us that bullying doesn’t happen. Parents and carers and staff agree with them. Parents are positive about the school. One parent told the inspectors, ‘The whole school look out for each other. It is an absolute pleasure to be part of it.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Governors and leaders want Ridgeway to successfully prepare pupils for the next stage in their education. They work hard to ensure that all pupils are as independent as possible, are confident to make choices and can communicate their needs. Since his appointment, the headteacher and leaders have been working hard to improve the curriculum. They want it to be relevant and meaningful to all pupils.

Ridgeway School Parent Reviews



100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 83% Strongly Agree 8% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>83, "strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 50% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 33% Strongly Agree 33% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>33, "strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 17% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 42% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 8% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 25% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 42% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 17% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>17} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-11-2019

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