Ribbleton Avenue Infant School

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17th April 14

Welcome to Ribbleton Avenue Infant School

We are delighted to share the outcome of our latest OFSTED inspection with you.  The report highlights the many exemplorary aspects of school life and celebrates the high standard and professionalism of all staff and governors.  We are very proud of our report and we will work hard to continue to improve attendance, aiming at the 96% or better target set nationally for school pupils to achieve.



Through the Sports Premium all the children have been receiving weekly Gymnastics Coaching in addition to their PE lessons.  Some of our children are training for a competition at Preston Gymnastic Centre.  Here are some photographs of the training!

A fantastic afternoon at Preston Gymnastics Centre on Monday 17th March 2014.  Fourteen children competed for our school and we are VERY proud of them all.  One team was placed 2nd out of 15 teams (we were just half a mark from winning outright!) and Kayden was awarded the highest placed boy.  Gerrard was awarded the 3rd place boy and Kira was awarded the 3rd place girl.  Please have a look at the photographs - some are action shots (so a little blurred!) and some have been zoomed in for (so a little grainy) but ALL are a memory of the marvelous effort and talents we have at Ribbleton Avenue Infant School!

I am so proud of you all!  Well done!  Mrs Johnson

World Book Day 2014


All the children and staff came to school dressed as book characters....how many do you recognise? 


Throughout the week we have all been studying the same book -

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers.


 As a result the children have been investigating wood, writing their own accounts, sequencing the story, exploring crime scenes and catching criminals!  Why don't you request a copy from the library or treat your child to their own copy?  

A Welcome from the Head Teacher



It is a privilege to write to you to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Ribbleton Avenue Infant School. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school’s website and tell you a little bit about who we are and what we do.

Ribbleton Avenue Infant School is a diverse community which provides a caring, broad and balanced curriculum for children from Nursery to Year 2.  Our talented and committed staff team all aim to make our school a happy, enjoyable place in which children flourish. They also put in lots of extra effort to facilitate special theme weeks throughout the year, not to mention the plays and assemblies which provide lots of motivation for the children and entertainment for their parents. The Governors work hard to ensure that the best use is made of our resources and they make a valuable contribution to the success of the school.

We are a positive and welcoming school which believes strongly that parents, carers and families are a very important part of a child’s learning and we work closely with them. Visitors are always welcome into our school and many comment on the feeling of warmth and care.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.

Best Wishes

Sarah Johnson




Each year group has an admission number of 70 pupils. Please contact us to arrange a visit if you are interested in your child joining our school.

Nursery:   If you would like a Nursery place the application form is available from the school office.  Places are allocated during the Summer Term and parents will be contacted by letter.

Free Nursery Places Available

We currently have places available in our afternoon Nursery, session times are from 12.50pm to 3.50pm Mon - Fri. Children who have turned three years of age before September 2013 are eligible for a place. If you would like a place for your child or you know of somebody who requires a place, then please come to the school office to collect an application form. Please bring along your child's Birth Certificate in order to obtain an application form.

Reception:  Places are allocated through the Local Authority.  Please apply on line at www.lancashire.gov.uk/e-admission.  After the start of September the school will inform you if places are available.  Please contact us directly.

Year 1 and Year 2:  Along with the local schools in the area we run a policy of no pupil movement during term time unless pupils have moved into the area and can no longer feasibly attend their previous school.  Please contact the school directly to enquire if a place is available.


We look forward to meeting you!

Oh Yes! 2013


Oh Yes - Visit to Blackpool Tower

This year there were so many children who managed to remain on green throughout the year and we went to visit Blackpool Tower.  It was a good job we were inside because it rained all dday!  The children went to the top of the tower, visited the wonderful ballroom and went wild in Jungle Jim's.  To finish a perfect day they attended the matine at the Circus.

I would like to say a big thankyou to all the children who participated.  You are a pleasure to be with and a true asset to our school.  I look forward to taking you on the next Oh Yes adventure next year! 

If you didn't make it - remember to try your best with your behaviour and you too could have the experience of a lifetime....look at our photographs and the big smiles to prove it! 

Remember it is great to be green!




We are delighted to welcome Miss Samantha Dawson to our dedicated team of teachers.  She will be the Owls class teacher.  She is excited to join our team and I am certain everyone will welcome her to our Ribbleton Family.

We wish Mrs Bolt and Mrs Bhayat all our best wishes as they start their journey as parents!