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Ridgeway Education Trust


About the Trust

Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is dedicated to high quality education for 3-19 year
olds with powerful collaboration at its heart. 

We believe that education has the potential to transform lives. Social justice matters
to us all and we are determined that our most disadvantaged pupils thrive. We
believe that schools are uniquely positioned to enable all children and young people
develop to be happy, fulfilled and productive members of society.

We believe that school improvement is most successful when underpinned by deep
collaboration at all levels: we are always stronger together. 

The Trust was established in 2012 by a far-sighted Trustee and since then we have
been busy transforming our schools so that they are the beacons of excellence and
high performance of today. We are ready to grow and to fulfil our simple and
ambitious mission of providing excellent education for children and young people in
Didcot and the surrounding area.


Our Values

Ambition: we are ambitious for our children and young people and for their futures,
for our communities and for ourselves as professionals. We are restless in our
commitment to continuous improvement, we embrace innovation and are outwards
facing so that we are always learning.  

Integrity: we lead ethically, demonstrate respect at all times and keep our promises.
We try always to adopt the mantra of ‘listen first’. This builds trust, enables deep and
meaningful collaboration and inspires pride in our collective effort and achievements.
We pro-actively show our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion throughout
our Trust community.

Leading for legacy: we have the humility to recognise that we only inhabit our roles
for brief periods of time. We are stewards, building a future for the next generation.
Sustainable school improvement takes time. This inspires restless leadership and a
commitment to developing others, to step back whilst others step forward.
Our RET values of ambition, integrity and leading for legacy underpin all that we do.


Our Culture

The culture of the Trust is inclusive and ambitious. Whilst we believe that the identity
of each school is precious, and the context of a school is fundamental to the right
school improvement strategy, we also believe that best practice which has
demonstrable impact should be shared and systematised across the Trust to the
benefit of all young people. This approach is best described as aligned autonomy. 

We are delighted to welcome new schools as we grow our primary hub and develop
our community reach. RET currently comprises:


  • St Birinus School
  • Didcot Girls' School
  • Didcot Sixth Form
  • Carterton Primary School
  • Hagbourne CofE Primary School
  • Long Wittenham CofE Primary School 
  • All Saints CofE Primary School
  • Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School

Here is a map showing the location of RET schools.


Excellence through Partnership - RET Charter

Our Charter is a statement of our mission, values and culture ensuring that the Trust
remains true to the founding principles of our collaborative partnership as it grows
over time.

Please click this link to read the RET Charter in full.

For further information, please access the RET website.


Ridgeway Education Trust


Registered Office Address: Ridgeway Education Trust, Didcot Girls’ School, Manor Crescent, Didcot, OX11 7AJ

Telephone: 01235 812092

Company Number: 8104201

The RET ICO registration number is: Z3293338