Creating an ethos of personal development and high standards enables our students to achieve academic success.  Students and staff work hard and teachers use the latest evidence-based research to ensure knowledge and skills are embedded in the long-term memory.  The curriculum and the lessons within it are carefully planned in a sequence that is most conducive to retaining and applying information.  As a result, our students achieve the highest possible grades at GCSE and make excellent progress, significantly above national expectations from their starting points.  They go on to study a wide range of courses at the very best 6th Form providers and colleges.

GCSE Results



Progress 8* Score



9-5 in English & Maths



9-5 in English



9-5 in Maths



9-4 in English & Maths



9-4 in English



9-4 in Maths



9-5 in Science



9-4 in Science



Students achieving grades 7 to 9 in 8 subjects or more




The results that have been achieved by our students are outstanding and are reward for their hard work, determination and resilience during extremely challenging times.  It is also testament to the high standards and excellent teaching and support of the staff at Ridgeway, who could not have worked any harder and of parents and loved ones who have supported their children throughout their time at this school.

There have been some exceptional individual performances with students achieving 9s across the board.

2021 Special Mentions

Storm Cox – attained an extraordinary seven grade 9s and two grade 8s.  These included 9s in English Language, English Literature, Geography, French, Science, Food and Nutrition and Music.  Her grade 8s were in Science and Maths.

Jacky Chen – also attained an amazing seven grade 9s and two grade 8s.  Jacky’s grade 9s were in: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and History, with grade 8s in Art and French.

Barney Stewart-Clark – also performed amazingly, attaining seven grade 9s in English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and History.  He also attained a grade 8 in Art and a grade 7 in French.

Caitlin Nesbitt – attained fantastic results with five grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and PE and four grade 7s in English Language, English literature, Maths and Spanish.

Darcie Walsh – Darcie attained excellent results, recording four grade 8s in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Geography.  She also attained four grade 7s in English Language, English Literature, Physics and Art.

Georgia Davies – attained a brilliant set of results, these included a grade 9 and 8 in Science, grade 8s in Maths and Geography, and grade 7s in English Language and English literature.

Alara Cetin – produced a fantastic set of results, attaining grades 9 and 8 in Science, grade 8s in Business Studies and History and grade 7s in English Literature and Sociology.

Jack Povey – attained a wonderful set of results including a grade 9 in English Language, grade 8s in English Literature, two grade 8s in Science and grade 7s in Art, Computing, Maths and Geography.

Esme Allen – Esme achieved an amazing set of GCSE results, with a grade 9 in Music, grade 8 in Sociology and a grade 7 in History.

The achievements of these students represent a small sample of the success achieved by all students across the board.  Whatever their ability, students have achieved excellent results which will enable them to go on to their next steps with confidence.  We thank them for being a wonderful group of young people and wish them all the very best in their bright futures.