School History - 1994


January 26th
“Tony Eley and Shorts of Botley are preparing design and costings for school extension. (Two floors to be incorporated into north side of school.) (Headteacher’s Report).

March 17th
“The Friend’s Association continues to be very generous to us. We are particularly pleased with the CD player and discs which have been donated to the school.” (Newsletter)


July 7th
The school is closed for a day to enable children to watch the Tour de France pass along Hoe Road. Swanmore Secondary and the Infant School do the same.

September 14th
“I hope you all had enjoyable summer holidays, or at least a break from the daily school routine. There was certainly an eventful time at school. A fire started on the outside wall of the kitchen would have caused severe damage and great inconvenience but for the vigilance and quick thinking of a neighbour plus the prompt action and efficiency of the Bishop’s Waltham fire brigade.” (newsletter)


Christmas performance of ‘The Christmas Dove and the Woodcutter’.


Ridgemede Staff, 1994


David Porter (Headteacher)
Gen Marsh (Deputy Head)
Ann Tromans
Jacqui Clift
Sue Palmer
Dave Allington
Gill Cooper
Gill Blundell
Jan Brook
Janet Young
Sally Houlberg (until July)
Victoria Jones (from July)

Eva Boston
Shelia Rickman
Julie Blake
Jackie Tredré
Crys Smith
Jill Therkelsen
Leslie McLay
Tracy Hardy
Debbie Barclay (from September)
Lyn Burgess (from September)

Liz Channon (Administration officer)
June Harding (Assistant administration officer)
Derek Parrington (caretaker)
Sheila Scovell (cleaner)
Heather Ayres (cleaner)