Ridgeway High School (Birkenhead)

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Ridgeway High School
Motto "Reaching Higher Standards"
Established 1974
Type Foundation school
Headteacher Mr Tony Taylor
Location Noctorum Avenue
Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

CH43 9EB
England Coordinates: 53°22′48″N 3°04′31″W / 53.38°N 3.0753°W / 53.38; -3.0753
Local authority Wirral
DfE URN 105097 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 100
Students 830
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Colours Navy blue and red
Website www.ridgewayhighschool.co.uk

Ridgeway High School is a co-educational, community use, comprehensive school in Noctorum, Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula in England. The school caters for 830 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16, from within the Local Authority (LA) area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. The school is situated in its own extensive playing fields. The Discovery City Learning Centre, containing the Ridgeway Community Library, adjoins the site.

In September 2004, Ridgeway was designated as an International Business and Enterprise Specialist College, and in December 2007, was awarded a second specialism in languages. Pupils at the school study one language for five years and should gain one GCSE in amodern foreign language.

GCSE results[edit]

Ridgeway High School's 2009 GCSE results showed the school gaining its best ever results. 82% of students gained five or more A*-C grades, an increase of over 20% on the previous year.[1]

OFSTED inspection 2010[edit]

Following an OFSTED inspection in summer 2010, Ridgeway High School was graded as being an "outstanding" school.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Our Best Results Ever, Ridgeway High School, retrieved 1 September 2009