Ridgeway Academy

Coordinates: 51°48′07″N 0°10′43″W / 51.8020°N 0.1785°W / 51.8020; -0.1785

Ridgeway Academy
Sir Frederic Osborn School Entrance.jpg
Herns Lane

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Motto"Everyone can achieve."
Local authorityHertfordshire
Department for Education URN146305 Tables
Head teacherMrs Mitcherson
Age11 to 18

Ridgeway Academy, formerly Sir Frederic Osborn School ("Sir Freds"), which itself was formed by the merging in 1968 of Attimore Hall School (secondary modern) and The High School (grammar school), is a secondary school in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. The school was built in the 1960s and is located in the Panshanger district of the town. In a 2015 Ofsted Report the school was rated "requires improvement" and received the same rating across all levels in a further inspection in 2017.[1] The school was named after Sir Frederic Osborn, a pioneer of the garden city movement. From September 2018 the school became an academy sponsored by the Alban Academies Trust (AAT) and was renamed the Ridgeway Academy with a new school uniform, badge and vision.[2]

The school has a school council, where representatives from each year group attend regular meetings to decide what changes need to be made to school life to make the experience more beneficial to students and staff alike. These meetings are chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl.

A building programme over the past few years has given the school new science, technology and vocational education blocks, as well as dance and drama studios. The school has submitted and had a bid accepted to provide the school with a modern sports hall.

Welwyn Hatfield Consortium[edit]

The school is part of the Welwyn Hatfield Consortium, which also includes:

Notable former pupils[edit]



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51°48′07″N 0°10′43″W / 51.8020°N 0.1785°W / 51.8020; -0.1785