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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.

Click here to see the Vision and Values of the Ridge Academy

Click here to see our SEN Information Report

Click here to see the DfE changes to SEN provision 2014


Academy News

  • Getting ready for Summer Fun Day in Phoenix This week in Phoenix class the children have been busy making chocolates, signs, prices and wrapping sweets up in presentation bags for the school’s Fun Day.
    Posted 10 Aug 2015, 12:16 by Philippa Dancey
  • Phoenix Update - 3rd July 2015 This week in Phoenix class the children have been preparing for the school’s Fun Day. This year Phoenix class will be turned into a chocolate factory where the children ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2015, 12:16 by Philippa Dancey
  • Visit to Summer Fun Day by Peak Year 7 pupils A huge thank you from the Year 7 boys from the Peak for a wonderful afternoon at the Ridge seeing their old friends and teachers.
    Posted 10 Jul 2015, 04:43 by Philippa Dancey
  • Summer Fun Day Another fabulous summer fun day at the Ridge with pupils, parents, the local community, the police, the fire brigade and more enjoying the afternoon.  Last year's Year 6 pupils ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2015, 08:42 by Philippa Dancey
  • Chocolate Fairy Cakes in Phoenix Phoenix class this week have been looking at recipes and instructional writing. So, with chocolate being our topic we just had to follow the gooiest, richest and sickest recipe for ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 05:31 by Philippa Dancey
  • Phoenix Measuring Up Phoenix class have again demonstrated this week that their measuring is nothing but accurate. This time, the children have been finding the capacity of un-mark bottles and later in ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 05:20 by Philippa Dancey
  • Cheltenham District Primary School Athletic Assoc 2015 For the second year running The Ridge Academy has taken part in this competition where children from 17 different schools compete in a variety of athletic field and track events ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 05:11 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

Newsletters and more

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Click here to see the most recent letter to parents re consultation

Now Available.....

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.  

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Academy Closure

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