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Book recommendations

Looking for book recommendations for children who have been hooked in by a particular series or author and are ready to branch out? From Harry Potter and Tom Gates to Rainbow Magic and The Worst Witch, Books for Topics have got you covered with their Branching Out booklists. These can be found at

Girls Football District Competition – 1st Place

Congratulations to our fantastic girl’s football team for coming 1st in the district. Thank you to Darren & Mr Gauden. “Just to say a big congratulations to all of the girls involved in today’s incredible win! They were fantastic in every game, I was very proud of them. Onwards and upwards to the County!” – …

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Table tennis tournament

On Thursday 10th November at Ridgeway Academy the year 4,5 and 6 table tennis team went to a table tennis tournament and we won 29 games out of 32. We got 90 points out of a possible 96 points. We played against Applecroft, Waterside, St John’s and Creswick. We are now through to the county …

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Tree Planting

In 2019 we began a project to plant a small wood at the back of the school playing field. Since then, we have planted approximately 500 trees and 700 hedge saplings, all native to English woods and hedges. We have also begun the erection of a dead head, made out of posts recycled from school …

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Year 6 Multisports

We had a brilliant time at the multisports and did some really fun activities.  The people who participated were Shay, Leo, Ethan S, Ethan R, Jenson, Ruben, Dylan, Memmy, Calum, Daniel H, Nicholas and Jonathan.  Our first activity was golf.  There was a target in the middle of the field and we had to hit …

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Year 3 Multisports

            All of year 3 went to an event on Wednesday 28th September 2022 on our school field. The Monk’s Walk Sports Leaders planned and led the activities. We did rugby, hurdles, golf, football, handball, capture the flag, baseball practise, hounds and foxes, stuck in the mud and throwing bean …

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Open Mornings

    For children starting school in September 2023 2nd November – 9.30am 29th November – 9.30am 6th January – 9.30am Open mornings will start at 9.30am with a talk from Mrs Phillips, Acting Headteacher. There will be a chance to tour the school with Year 6 guides and to meet with senior staff to …

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Year 4 Tri-golf

On Monday 16th May, we went to a tri-golf competition at Mill Green Golf Club. The year 4 tri-golf team were Maisie, Preston, Riley, Ronnie, Sienna, Elliot, Eashaan, Ethan, Alana and Francesca.  At the competition there were lots of games with lots of hard work.  We scored over 60 points on every game. In total …

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Year 5 visit to Woodhall Estate

Our Year 5 children enjoyed their visit to Woodhall Estate in May learning about the environment, meeting some birds of prey, finding out about apples, trees and sheep’s fleece.

Platinum Jubilee

We had lots of fun celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including playing games from across the decades.