RE: Welcome to Ridgeway Secondary School

28th April 2021

Dear Parent or Carer,

RE: Welcome to Ridgeway Secondary School

I am delighted to welcome your child as a new student in September 2021 at Ridgeway Secondary
School. Ridgeway Secondary is a rapidly improving school. As the Head Teacher, I am extremely
proud of what we have to offer and I am confident that our provision is of high quality. Above all, I
am committed to ensuring that your child will have the best possible life chances as a result of a
first-class educational experience.

Your child’s move to us is a very exciting time. However, I recognise that it is a period of great
change and that your child may understandably experience some anxiety. I can reassure you that
our transition process is highly effective and places all new student’s wellbeing at the heart of all
that we do.

You are likely to have questions about many aspects of transition: for example, uniform and
equipment, school lunches and learning support. I can confirm that all this information and much
more will be provided by our transition leads in due course. In July, we will hold transition days for
our new students to meet their teachers and classmates, followed by an evening event for
parents/carers. Information will also be available via our website and social media platforms.(Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ridgewaysecondary Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RidgewaySec Website: http://www.ridgewaysecondary.org.uk) These events are Covid permitting.

If you require any additional information or have any questions, please contact our transition leads,
Mrs S Trevethick (transition lead for year 5) or Mrs C Gallagher (transition lead for years 7 and 9) via
emailing slt@ridgewaysecondary.org.uk or telephoning 01527 892867. In the meantime, please
follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter), where you will gain a great insight
into the life of our students at Ridgeway Secondary School

Kind regards

Mr M Bennett
Head Teacher