Ridge View School

  • District: Tonbridge and Malling
  • Headteacher: Jacqui Tovey
  • Telephone: (01732) 771384
  • DfES Number: 886 7051
  • Phase: Special
  • Email: personnel@ridge-view.kent.sch.uk

School Description

Ridge View is the District PSCN Special School for Tonbridge and Malling.Our pupils have a range of severe and profound learning difficulties. There are 109 pupils on role. Oakridge Assessment Nursery for pupils aged 2-4 and Main school for pupils aged 4-19.

At Ridge View we create a happy learning environment where “Enjoyment is at the heart of all we achieve” and this encapsulates the type of learning we promote within our school community.

In our recent Ofsted inspection the school was judged to be Outstanding. The key to an outstanding judgement is outstanding teaching and learning and as the recent inspection noted it is our primary focus.

“The expectations of senior leaders are explicit and unforgiving. They accept nothing but the best and expect all staff to share this aspiration. They are unrelenting in their pursuit of outstanding classroom practice.”

“Teachers and teaching assistants monitor pupils’ work constantly. They are skilled at knowing when to intervene with support and prompts and when to stand back and let pupils persevere to solve things for themselves.”

“Teaching assistants are managed very efficiently. They know their exact roles in supporting learning. They also have good knowledge of the pupils with whom they work and so they are able to recognise changes in behaviour and they have the skills to respond effectively.”

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Ridge View School



Cage Green Road
TN10 4PT