School History - 2000


January 21st - 25th
The school performs 'Around The World in 1000 Years' by Sara Ridgley & Gavin Mole, an ambitious musical to mark the millennium.


March 7th

“We have taken delivery of the new computers for the computer room.  It has needed 2 ½ years to create the funds, but it has been well worth the wait.  Getting everything set up will take time, but everyone is keen to get into the room and start the lessons.” (newsletter)


March 21st

“We have been very fortunate in arranging for two well known children’s authors to visit the school.  The very popular Jacqueline Wilson, who has written many books, will be speaking to the Upper School children on Tuesday 11th April.  The Lower School children will meet up with the multi-talented poet and author Brian Moses on Thursday 13th April.” (newsletter)



‘The Stargazers’ by Roger Jones performed.


“Almost four years ago Ridgemede had its first OFSTED inspection.  This is when a team of independent inspectors visited us and reported on the effectiveness of the school.  Virtually four years to the day our second OFSTED inspection will take place.” (newsletter).


Ridgemede Staff, 2000


David Porter – Headteacher
Gen Marsh – Deputy Head
Ann Tromans
Gill Cooper
Gill Blundell
Jan Brook
Janet Young
Sam Wood
Diana Rudge
Sarah Handcock
Monica Carter
Jackie Tredré
Lynne Brierly
Emily Johnson (until July)

Eva Boston (from September)
Julie Blake
Leslie McLay
Debbie Barclay
Jeannette Mars
Karen Anderson
Coralie Franklin
Debbie Simpson
Nina Hunter
Becky Thompson
Julie Johnson
Carole Estall
Olwyn Wort
Tania Russell (from April)

Liz Channon (Administration officer)
June Harding (Assistant administration officer)
Roger Bryant (caretaker)
Graham Newton (assistant caretaker)
Molly Gomer (cleaner)
Sam Baldwin (librarian & technician) (from July)