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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

  • Wow trip for Rainbows Rainbows went on a class ‘WOW’ trip in the first week to Gloucester Cathedral where some of the Harry Potter films were recorded. We dressed in our Wizard hats and ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2016, 07:12 by Philippa Dancey
  • Stars of the week and top point scores week ending 17th April The Stars of the Week this week were:Rainbow - KylePhoenix - the whole class!!! Great effort Team Phoenix!!Lightning Bolts - Tyler LHappy Feet - NathanWell done to all the ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2016, 07:01 by Philippa Dancey
  • Journeys in Happy Feet This week we have made scones to take on our Journey. The children thought they tasted yummy. We talked about different places we would like to go and how every ...
    Posted 23 Apr 2016, 06:04 by Philippa Dancey
  • Down in the Jungle with Phoenix This week in Phoenix class, we have started our new topic 'Down in the Jungle!'. We have had a fantastic Immersion week enabling us to complete art based activities to ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2016, 09:48 by Philippa Dancey
  • Working hard in Rainbows In Rainbow Class we have been making 2D nets to make into 3D miniature rooms which we are making into Harry Potter scenes. We made the nets, cut them and ...
    Posted 12 Apr 2016, 11:05 by Philippa Dancey
  • New Parent Teachers Association at the Ridge - Volunteers wanted!
    Posted 11 Apr 2016, 09:38 by Philippa Dancey
  • Top Points after Easter Well done to the following children for achieving top points in their class Jelly Beans - AJ Rainbow - Charlie & Conrad Phoenix - Gavin Lightning Bolts - Peter A massive well done to Ewan ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2016, 09:37 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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Academy Closure

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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