Info for new Y7 parents
If your child is starting at Ridgewood in September, please consult the documents and links on this page to find all the information you need.
What information was shared during the Transition Week Evening?
What day does my child start school?
Monday 4th September 2017
What time does my child start school?
The school day starts at 9am. Please can students meet in front of Faraday (where students congregated during Transition Week).
What will the first day involve?
New Year 7 students will be met by their Form Tutor and Year 7 staff. They will spend part of their day following their usual timetable, and part of the day with their Form Tutor. They will be given help to find their way around the school site.
What does my child need to bring?
- A pen, pencil, 30cm ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, glue stick, coloured pencils, calculator, compass, pocket dictionary, and a bag in which to carry everything
- A name label in every piece of clothing
- Money for lunch or a packed lunch
- Bus fare or bus pass
What is the structure and timing of the school day?
What if my child gets a bus to school?
Please download the document on this page (Cashless Catering and Parent Pay) which has full details of how to pay for lunch. Your child should bring a snack to eat at break time.
What are the term dates at Ridgewood?
Click here for full details of our terms, holidays and training days.
How do I organise my child's new uniform?
Please download the document on this page (Transition Booklet) which has full details of our uniform and how to purchase it. Uniform can be collected from Ridgewood between the 1st and the 3rd of August, between 9am and 5pm. Please come to Faraday to collect any uniform orders.
What if I have any further questions?
Please use our Contact Us button on this website, but be aware that the majority of our staff will not be in school over the summer holidays and therefore may be unable to answer your queries. Get in touch with us before Friday 21st July and we will do our best to help you. We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students in September.