About Us

Our Vision

To provide quality education to, and make a positive difference in, the lives of the community we serve.

Our Mission

To give our children a firm foundation for the future in a positive and committed environment where they, and their parents, are actively involved in their learning.

Our History

Ridge Junior Primary School was established in 1967 at 93 Ridge Road when the junior primary section of Pelham School could no longer be accommodated. Mrs M Schoeman, the founding principal, 4 teachers and support staff opened the doors to lively youngsters on the new premises.

Ridge has continued to serve the Scottsville and surrounding community, specialising in first phase education in English and Afrikaans medium, for 50 years, currently accommodating 730 children and 70 academic and support staff.

Our motto “Semper Ad Optima” is lived each day as we continue to provide exciting learning opportunities for our children, ensuring that their days are filled with appropriate learning experiences for the future. We, along with their parents, celebrate the growth and achievements of our children, and aim to equip them with the skills required for the step into senior primary as independent, responsible and well-balanced pupils.

We are so proud to regularly see the names of past Ridge learners in leadership positions in high schools, and amongst top achievers.

Ridge Junior Primary School offers:

  • English and Afrikaans classes : Grade RR to 3
  • Interactive Boards in all classrooms
  • Well equipped Computer and Media Centre
  • Sport and Swimming Programme
  • Vibrant Music Programme
  • Aftercare and holiday care
Our Location

Ridge Junior Primary School is located in the heart of Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg. Why not come visit us and see all that the school has to offer?