Welcome from the Principal & Head of School
On behalf of the whole Ridgeway Farm CE Academy family, we are delighted to welcome you to our fabulous school. We have been on the most wonderful journey since our opening in September 2016. Ridgeway Farm is very special to us because we have watched it grow from plans on paper to the established and successful school it is today. We are incredibly proud of the fact that our school was judged to be ‘Good’ within 3 years of opening in both the Ofsted and Church Inspections in 2019. We have grown in number over the years but we have maintained a very special family feel – we call ourselves the Ridgeway Farm Family because that’s what we are.
We work together to ensure that our children and staff have everything they need to succeed. One of the children explained it beautifully to an inspector by saying: ‘It’s like we have two headteachers.” We are ambitious and strive for excellence in all we do and we make sure that the happiness and safety of our school family is our top priority.
As an academy within the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust, Ridgeway Farm’s Christian vision and values are firmly rooted in all we do, creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere where children of all faiths and none can thrive. We are incredibly proud of the way our children value and celebrate difference. Our vision is woven into our curriculum, which is active and engaging and enables children to learn, develop and practise the skills and values that they will need to succeed in, and beyond, the school environment.
We think our academy is a very special place to be – but you don’t have to take our word for it. You are warmly encouraged to come and pay us a visit. Visits may look a little different this year due to current restrictions but please do get in touch and we can explain what we are able to offer.
Please also take time to explore the website and watch the video tour of the school. We are confident that after hearing our children and staff speak so passionately about the school they love, you will want to be part of our school family too.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Ridgeway Farm family very soon.