At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

School History  

Preserving Our School's Heritage

As we journey through the rich history of Bishop's Waltham Junior School, formerly known as Ridgemede School, we invite all those who have been part of our school's past to contribute their cherished memories. We are eager to create a comprehensive archive that captures the essence of our school's evolution.

If you have personal memories, photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other documents that shed light on Ridgemede's past, we would be honored to include them in our archive. Rest assured, all items shared with us will be carefully scanned and promptly returned in their original condition.

Your contributions are invaluable in helping us piece together the history of our school, especially from the 1970s and the 1980s. We extend our gratitude to those who have already shared photographs, newspaper clippings, and their personal recollections. Special thanks to David Porter, former Head Teacher, for his dedication in maintaining a thorough history of Ridgemede School, which has greatly enriched our records.

While we strive for accuracy, we acknowledge that even the most meticulous records may miss certain details. School histories are woven with countless stories, some of which may have faded over time. Staffing dates, in particular, may have variations, especially for non-teaching staff. If you come across any inaccuracies or have additional insights to share, please don't hesitate to reach out. Your contributions will help us refine and enhance our historical timeline. Together, we preserve and celebrate the remarkable journey of Bishop's Waltham Junior School.


If you feel you may be able to contribute to this section of our website, I would love to hear from you at this e-mail address.  You may wish to use this form.  I am especially looking for items from the 1970s and the 1980s.



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