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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

  • Seahorse's Moon Party Here are some photos of the Moon Party from the story Q Pootle 5.  Everyone had a great time.
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 09:36 by Philippa Dancey
  • New Walkie Talkies at the Ridge Staff are thrilled to start using the new walkie talkies that have been purchased for the school.  These are such a bonus to keep everyone at the school safe.  A ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 09:26 by Philippa Dancey
  • Friends in Ocean Room This week in the Ocean Room we have all enjoyed making calendars for 2017.  We have also made other exciting Xmas crafts. We have had lots of talks about the ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 09:14 by Philippa Dancey
  • Road Safety in Seahorses Seahorses have been getting involved in Road Safety Week and looking at how we can stay safe on and near the roads. We have played a few games that have ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2016, 10:19 by Philippa Dancey
  • Planning a Moon Party in Starfish Starfish have been spending the last two weeks learning about Nick Butterworth's story 'Q Pootle 5'. We listened to the story and had a go at re-ordering it ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2016, 10:16 by Philippa Dancey
  • Divali & IT in Seadragons This week in Seadragons, we have continued our focus on Information Texts in English. The boys have been able to use ICT this week to help them produce an 'Information ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2016, 11:03 by Philippa Dancey
  • Winter Wildlife in Ocean Room This week we have been making bird feeders in the Ocean Room. We have talked about the importance of looking after our wildlife especially during the winter months when food ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2016, 08:39 by Philippa Dancey
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Headteacher's Blog


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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. 




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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