Respect | Responsibility | Relationships
I am delighted to welcome you to Ridgeway Academy. We are committed to providing an excellent education equipping your child to achieve their best academically, grow personally, and prepare for a successful future. We work hard at Ridgeway Academy and our expectation is that everyone endeavours to do their best in all that they do.
SARAH MITCHERSON HEADTEACHER
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was an English physician and suffragist. She was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Britain and was the founder of the country’s first hospital for women.
Stephen Hawking was the noted physicist who contributed deeply to our understanding of the physical world and space, and worked despite suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.
Constance Lytton was the suffragette, writer and speaker who campaigned for prison reform and women’s rights under an alias to avoid special treatment due to her family connections.
Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa, who after being imprisoned for twenty seven years, was freed and led a multi-ethnic government to bring an end to apartheid.
Rosa Parks is known as the mother of the civil rights movement after fighting for racial equality in the USA through her leading role in the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted over a year.
Alan Turing was a mathematician, widely celebrated as the father of computer science after cracking the Enigma Code during WWII. Turing was later subject to discrimination due to his sexuality.