Welcome to The Ridge Academy...

The Ridge Academy has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where the individual nature of every child is recognised and valued. All the children, parents, staff and governors are committed to working together to ensure that every child receives the support that they require.

The curriculum is designed to support children in becoming confident and independent learners in a rapidly changing world. We want children to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated, tuned in and challenged. Most of all, we want children to know that success is in each and every one of them and comes as a result of their own effort. We want to bring it out. We want to give them the belief that they can improve and learn, and to be proud of their many achievements.

Our school is vibrant and dynamic. We place a strong emphasis on challenging and supporting every pupil to aspire to, and achieve, success in all area of the curriculum. Inside and outside the classrooms our talented and committed team concentrates on what the children are doing and provides experiences and support to help youngsters to learn. Lessons are active, children work with each other and pupil responsibility for learning is encouraged at all times.

Academy News

  • Christmas Box Appeal Children at The Ridge Academy are working together to create a box for Operation Christmas Child. Please give generously!!!Donations need to be with us by Friday 4th November.https ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 02:42 by Philippa Dancey
  • More amazing maths from Seadragons More amazing maths on division from Seadragons!! Well done to Dean, Gavin, Connor, Taylor and Tay!!!
    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 02:40 by Philippa Dancey
  • Alex Chalk MP visits the Ridge Academy This is an upgrade from a climbing frame and some hopscotch squares painted on the playground.Youngsters at Ridge Academy in Whaddon in Cheltenham will be the envy of all ...
    Posted 20 Oct 2016, 00:38 by Philippa Dancey
  • Seadragons Long Division The boys in Seadragons have been developing their knowledge of times tables and the relationship with division!
    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 09:23 by Philippa Dancey
  • Seahorse Update Seahorses have been looking at Rapunzel in English for the last few weeks. We have made some puppets of the characters in the story out of wooden spoons and wool ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 02:37 by Philippa Dancey
  • Top Point Scorers Mon 17th Oct Well done to the following children for achieving top points in their classStarfish - HarveySeahorse - AJStingray - EllisSeadragon - TaylorA massive well done to Conrad for being top ...
    Posted 18 Oct 2016, 01:45 by Philippa Dancey
  • Starfish Fact Files The children in Starfish have been writing fact files about something that interests them. Harvey has written about lawnmowers and Liam about dogs!
    Posted 17 Oct 2016, 00:19 by Philippa Dancey
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Headteacher's Blog

Click here to see our most up to date Head teacher's blog by Mr Peter Hales

Key Information and more

Click here to see all the key information about our school

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Community Use of our School

The Ridge Academy is a fantastic resource which is now available for hire by the local community and beyond out of school hours and during the holidays. Click on the links for more information. 

Quick Links

Academies Enterprise Trust

Photo Albums

We now have a Facebook page.  Please click on the link to see all that is on it.

Academy Closure

You will receive a text message if the academy has to close for any reason.

Please make sure that your telephone contact details are up to date, thank you.

Company Registration Number

Academies Enterprise Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (registered number 6625091)  The registered address of the Trust is Kilnfield House, Foundry Business Park, Station Approach, Hockley, Essex SS5 4HS