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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

  • Starfish embrace the new curriculum theme In Starfish this week, we have been getting lots of learning done! We have started to plan our own stories in English and we had a go at writing a ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2017, 21:24 by Philippa Dancey
  • Taking it in turns in Ocean Room This week in the Ocean Room we have been baking cakes within a group, taking turns and sharing.  We have followed instructions to decorate them like spiders.  We have been ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2017, 21:24 by Philippa Dancey
  • Seahorse handwriting in the snow Last week Seahorses did their handwriting session in the snow. The boys did a great job. We then decided to write a snow senses poem looking at the 5 senses ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2017, 21:10 by Philippa Dancey
  • A new theme begins in Seahorse class - Thailand Last week, Seahorses were challenged to find out what their new topic is by finding clues hidden around the classroom. A few photos, puzzle pieces and flags later we managed ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 11:27 by Philippa Dancey
  • Seadragons working hard Last week in Seadragons, the boys started their new English theme of Information texts and looking at what a Recipe is. They also learnt what Imperative Verbs were and what ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 11:22 by Philippa Dancey
  • Traditional Tales in Ocean Room This term the Ocean Room are revisiting Traditional Tales.  We have made our own Elma Elephants and discussed our differences.  We have also baked our gingerbread men ready to decorate
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 11:15 by Philippa Dancey
  • Food Glorious Food in Seadragons This week in Seadragons class, we have explored our new topic of 'Food Glorious Food'. The boys have immersed themselves in lots of creative activities including designing their own cake ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2017, 10:06 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.