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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

  • Maths and English in Stingray Another busy week in Stingray's class with new English and Maths topics being started. In English we are looking at Letter writing from the view point of an evacuated ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 06:41 by Philippa Dancey
  • A busy week in Seahorses This term has been busy for Seahorses, we are really enjoying our topic ‘Superheroes’ and the boys have been creating some fantastic Pop Art creating work in the style of ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2017, 14:20 by Philippa Dancey
  • Rhyming well in Starfish ​It's been such a busy term so far in Starfish! We finished learning about onomatopoeia and wrote onomatopoeia rhyming poems using capital letters and exclamation marks. We also visited ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2017, 05:33 by Philippa Dancey
  • Eggcellent work by Stingrays! In Science this week the Stingray children have been investigating Air Resistance.The children have learnt that air resistance is the frictional force air that pushes against a moving object ...
    Posted 6 Oct 2017, 03:48 by Philippa Dancey
  • Science in Stingray Another busy week in Stingray class with a fantastic trip to Slimbridge on Tuesday of which the all the children had a great time. In PE this week the children ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 06:00 by Philippa Dancey
  • Stingray's Trip to Slimbridge Wetland Centre On Tuesday Stingray class had a brilliant time hand feeding Mute swans, Greylag geese and Berwick swans just to name a few and saw lots of different breeds of ducks ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2017, 00:58 by Philippa Dancey
  • Starfish Superheroes Starfish have zapped and zoomed into action this term with our Superheroes topic. We had great fun dressing as Superheroes and watched Lego Batman, and we've been doing lots ...
    Posted 27 Sep 2017, 12:08 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 4th floor, 24 Eversholt St, London, NW11AD.