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We are proud to welcome you to Ridgeway Secondary School.


Thank you for your interest in our school and for taking the time to find out more about us.

At Ridgeway Academy we pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our young people to excel both in and outside of the classroom.  Ensuring that our students are ‘the best that they can be’ each and every day is our priority.

Ridgeway Academy is a small, rural school located on an attractive green field site in Astwood Bank on the Outskirts of Redditch, Worcestershire. The school is purpose-built for secondary education with specialist and general classroom accommodation. In December 2012 the school became a new academy and since then we have been using our new freedoms to build on the school’s success in order to provide all our students with a first-class education. From September 2016 Ridgeway Academy will provide 600 students.

We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and the excellent relationships that we have with our parents and carers. We see our school as a family and believe that each young person in our care is an individual.  Our school is a place where everyone cares about our young people’s dreams and aspirations and where, with dedicated effort and practise, everyone can succeed.

We hope that you enjoy reading more about us and, should you wish to contact us and see for yourself, we would be delighted to offer you a warm welcome.

Ridgeway is a nurturing school with a stimulating learning environment. It is a school where success and progress are celebrated and where high expectations are the norm. students thrive at our school securing good results in the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) and also public Examinations (CCSEs). In a small setting, where staff know the children well, we can provide all students the best possible opportunities for them to develop into confident young people. Children make progress when they have high self-esteem, a feeling of self-worth and confidence in their abilities. We have a highly qualified, committed and hard-working staff who support students in their learning and teach across the year groups within their specialism.


We are enormously proud of our school and the students who attend here. Our high expectations with standards of work, behaviour and achievement are part of daily school life. We believe that the school brings out the best in all our students and prepares them for their next steps in life. We welcome visits to see the school in action so please feel free to book an appointment with the school office.