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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

  • Cam becomes a mentor Cam is very proud of becoming a mentor! What an amazing achievement!
    Posted 27 Sep 2016, 00:26 by Philippa Dancey
  • Stars of the Week 23 September The Stars of the Week this week were: Starfish - Ellis Seahorse - Taylor T Stingray  - Fabian Seadragon - Cam W Ocean Room - Harvey Well done to all the children!
    Posted 23 Sep 2016, 08:39 by Philippa Dancey
  • Seadragons week ending 23rd September This week in Seadragons, we have continued with our focus with Letters in English and the boys have either written their own paragraph or written the ending to a paragraph ...
    Posted 23 Sep 2016, 08:13 by Philippa Dancey
  • Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 23rd September We each have 25,000 genes. Just one fault on one gene can cause a genetic disorder1 in 25 children is born with a genetic disorderThe money raised ...
    Posted 23 Sep 2016, 01:07 by Philippa Dancey
  • Visit to Warwick Castle by Seahorse Class Seahorse Class had a great day at Warwick Castle. They learned about William the Conqueror and Henry VIII. We had some great views from the towers!
    Posted 22 Sep 2016, 00:49 by Philippa Dancey
  • Decorating Ocean Room To start the new term in The Ocean Room we have been working on changing our display boards with some interesting new artwork.  We have been cooking in our new ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2016, 12:56 by Philippa Dancey
  • Starfish visit to Warwick Castle Last week Starfish had another amazing week with their learning! We went to Warwick Castle to gather an experience of what it would be like to a King and live ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2016, 12:52 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

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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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Photo Albums

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Academy Closure

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

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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