Ridgeway College and Independent School applications for 2016 are now open! See the “Dowloads” section for forms!


Ridgeway is an independent, multi-cultural, co-educational primary and secondary school situated in Louis Trichardt at the foot of the Soutpansberg Mountains in Limpopo Province. It lies within the Vhembe Biosphere Reverse recently proclaimed by UNESCO, an area of beauty and wide and exciting bio-diversity.

The Junior School was founded in 1997 and the College in 1999 to provide quality, independent, English-medium educational opportunities in Louis Trichardt.  They ran as independent institutions until they merged in 2013.

Although now run and managed as one company, the Junior School and College are situated on separate premises. The Junior School caters for students from Grade RR to Grade 7 and the College caters for students from Grade 8-12.
Ridgeway is primarily a day school but has boarding facilities for both boys and girls from Grade 5 – 12 on a weekly or termly basis.

Ridgeway is a registered Cambridge International Examination Centre and students write the Cambridge Checkpoint exams in Junior School and the Cambridge IGCSE and AS Examination at the College.  A parallel stream also offers the IEB examinations to students following the National Curriculum.

Our curriculum is as broad-based as possible and we encourage our students to participate in a range of co-curricular activities.  Community projects and environmental awareness are also an integral part of our curriculum. At the Junior school, students are encouraged to participate in taking care of the animals at the school as well as horticultural activities and environmental projects.

Ridgeway is partnered with Sumbandila Scholarship Trust, a non-profit orgnisation in the field of secondary education which provides both full scholarships to private schools as well as an educational outreach programme to impoverished rural children in the Vhembe Disctrict.

Please view this video to get an idea of what we do at Ridgeway.

Exciting developments in 2015

  • We are very happy to welcome Mr Bruce Wells as the new Executive Head of RC Education. We hope he will be very happy in this new post.
  • We have opened a new ECD centre at 31 Protea Street.  This ECD centre caters to Grade RR and Grade R children.


 Birthday wishes for Mr Wells from the ECD kids