learning, living, loving and laughing
Celebrate with us! Please see our SATs results for this year on our Curriculum page, following the RESULTS link.
Find out more about Ridgewell Primary
School by looking through our school
You can also find out more about how
we provide for your child's educational
needs along with our admissions
arrangements by looking on our Policies
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:30 am @ St Lawrence Church
3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Thursday 8th March - World Book Day. See our photos in the gallery under the Classes page.
We are very proud of our small school, many visitors comment on the
good feelings they get as they look around. As a Church school we
believe strongly in Christian Values; Love- underpinned, by Trust,
Respect and Forgiveness. We regularly welcome members of the
local clergy into our school, attend family services and celebrate
special occasions in the Church of St Laurence which is right next
Our pupils consider themselves to be part of the ‘Ridgewell Family’,
where everybody knows everyone else. Behaviour in our school is
very good and the children clearly care for one another. Little Stars
Pre-school functions on our site within our Early Years Unit. From 3
years old children are welcomed into our school. Our results at the
end of KS2 are consistently higher than national averages.
We strongly value the partnership between home and school. We
recognise that this support from home is vital for our children to
achieve good results. Together we can ensure that all children
achieve their full potential. We recognise that a child needs qualities
and skills that cannot only be taught in a classroom. Our Forest
school ethos is an integral part of our curriculum. Children are
encouraged to be outside learning new skills, strengthening resilience
and becoming familiar with the environment. At Ridgewell everyone
has a pair of wellies!
We encourage our future citizens to become involved with the local
community through participating in the village fete each summer and
taking part in the annual tidying up of the village. We join with
villagers to remember local soldiers on November 11th each year at
the war memorial on The Green. Our School Council has an active
role in our school raising money for charities both global and closer to
We actively seek awards through enhanced provision and recently
achieved Essex Healthy Schools status. We recognise
that good health for life encompasses fitness, diet and emotional
wellbeing. We are delighted to have won an Active Essex KS1 award
and we have also received a Gold Award for our commitment to the
development of sport from the School Games programme.
We have strong links with local secondary schools
and participate in local sports tournaments and events. We
encourage our children to join our after school clubs, they are very
well attended and cater for a variety of children’s interests.
Click on the Wellies above and find out more about us!
Mrs Linda Taylor
Executive Head Teacher