Head Boy & Head Girl welcome

Welcome to Ribbon, the perfect place for any teacher or pupil. We are a friendly school that makes learning an enjoyable experience. All our staff are inspirational and always willing to help and support any student who needs it. As children take their journey through Ribbon, they will discover how to become a good learner, listener and grow up to be mature and responsible citizen.

Ribbon Virtues

Our Ribbon Virtues are based on ‘Character Traits’ that we promote through everything we do. The RESPECT framework supports our whole school approach to be able to help all stakeholders to develop their Resilience, Empathy, Self-awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

We try to be the very best version of ourselves by incorporating these virtues in our daily life at school and at home.

Facilities

Ribbon has amazing facilities. Our school has 21 spacious classrooms, a Reading Zone, Reading Sheds, a Design Studio, two poly tunnels, a Music Room, x2 Sensory Zones and lots of break out spaces for quiet learning. All rooms are beautiful, well maintained and include under floor heating (wow!). In addition, all classrooms have state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards with pens and rubbers, some of which are touchscreens. We have a large Hall and smaller Dance Studio that are used for assemblies, P.E and lunch. These spaces are also used for Breakfast and after school clubs. Our hard-working kitchen staff provide mouth-watering meals every day. As well as this, the Hall has a bespoke climbing wall – we all love to climb! The Hall is where all our school productions happen every year. Some of the productions in the past have included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, Grease and The Wizard of Oz.

Another thing important feature Ribbon has is a Computing Hub. Children use this for learning coding and lots of other important IT skills. The Computing Hub is a big area with 15 Microsoft PCs, an interactive touchscreen whiteboard, and a lap top trolley with over 25 laptops. To add to this, we have a Design Studio where we practice and develop our artistic skills. Mrs Ramirez is a computing whizz and teaches us everything we need to know!

Using their creative imaginations, in the Design Studio children will explore the wonderful world of art, whether it is painting like Picasso to sketching like Walt Disney. Our teachers are great at art and work hard to make everyone at Ribbon are artists too! Once upon a time there was a Reading Zone, a Reading Zone with a fantastic selection of books for all ages. Accelerated Reader is the programme we use to develop children’s love of reading; it also helps children choose the right level books for. Reading Plus helps us to be fluent readers. Furnished with a reading caddy and 5 comfy sofas, the Reading Zone is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a book.

Sport

Finished your book? Want to do something active? Well, you are in luck! Ribbon has 2 practically perfect playgrounds and 3 fabulous fields. Both playgrounds have gym equipment which children use to have fun and keep fit. Sport is at the heart of Ribbon, and we are lucky to be taught by Mr Curtis and other sports specialists. Children at Ribbon can take part in all sorts of competitions from athletics to football, from netball to botcha, from swimming to tennis; the list really is endless! Just like all the children in Ribbon, the plants that we grow are in good hands. Our 2 poly-tunnels, which are positioned on opposite sides of the school, are where we grow fruits, vegetables, and more. An incredibly important part to Nursery is Aleisha’s play park, a special place that we hold dear to our hearts at Ribbon. Mr Murray is our amazing Site Manager and has built installed a range of exciting play facilities throughout the site.

Conclusion

Ribbon is unique. However, it is not the building that makes it unique, it is the people. Everybody counts at Ribbon; everybody makes a difference. At Ribbon we are all braver than we believe, stronger than we seem and smarter than we think!

‘There is clear evidence that you and your staff’s ongoing work to improve the depth of pupils’ mathematical understanding across the school is working.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’

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‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’

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‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
progress.’

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‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The learning environment, both inside and out, is stimulating and attractive. Staff are skilled in ensuring that children develop their independence as learners who enjoy exploring the world.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’

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‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

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‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Parents are
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Early Years leaders and staff are expert in using their knowledge of what children can and cannot yet do to sharpen their planning and focus their teaching.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’

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‘Ribbon monitor the progress and well-being of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities carefully. Expectations for these pupils are high. As a result, they make generally good progress from their starting points.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’

PARENT COMMENTS