Curriculum

Classes

At the Ridge we have 4 classes - Starfish, Seahorse, Stingray and Seadragon. These are new class names from September 2016 chosen by the pupils themselves! We hope you like the names we have chosen! Each class caters for a different key stage of primary education and has a teacher and several teaching assistants.


Number on Roll

The Ridge Academy has 40 commissioned places but due to the flucutating nature of mobility of pupils at a Special School this number changes on a regular basis. For up to date information on current number on roll and attendance statistics, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Principal, Mr Hales.


School Day Timetable

Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday

BEGINS : 9.15a.m. BEGINS: 8.45 a.m BEGINS: 8.45 a.m

PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m PLAYTIME: 10:30 – 10:50 a.m

LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m. LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m. LUNCH : 12.00 - 12.45 p.m.

ENDS : 2.45 p.m. ENDS: 2.45 p.m. ENDS: 2.30 p.m.


Curriculum Theme

Each term we have a curriculum theme through which we teach the subjects of the primary school curriculum. Click here for more information about the subjects taught at the Ridge.


2017-2018 Curriculum Themes

September - October 2017

Starfish and Seahorse - Superheroes

Stingray and Seadragon - World War Two


2016-2017 Curriculum Themes

June - July 2017

Starfish and Seahorse - Seaside

Stingray and Seadragon - Chocolate

April - May 2017

Starfish and Seahorse - Inventors and Explorers

Stingray and Seadragon - Safari

February - April 2017

Starfish and Seahorse - Circus

Stingray and Seadragon - Tomb Raiders

January - February 2017

Starfish - India

Seahorse - Thailand

Stingray and Seadragon - Food Glorious Food

November - December 2016

Starfish and Seahorse - Lost in Space

Stingray and Seadragon - Festivals and Celebrations

September - October 2016

Starfish and Seahorse - Kings and Castles

Stingray and Seadragon - Under the Sea


2015-2016 Curriculum Themes

May - July 2016

All classes - The Olympics

April - May 2016

Jelly Beans & Rainbows - Seaside

Phoenix & Lightning Bolts - Down in the Jungle

Feb - Mar 2016

Jelly Beans - Percy the Park Keeper

Rainbow - Harry Potter

Phoenix - Extreme Earth

Lightning Bolts - Stone Age

Jan - Feb 2016

Jelly Beans - People Who Help US

Rainbow and Phoenix - Superheroes

Lightning Bolts - The BFG

Nov - Dec 2015

Jelly Beans - Celebrations

Rainbow - Food around the world

Phoenix & Lightning Bolts - Space

Sep-Oct 2015

The Gruffalo - Jelly Beans

Jungle - Rainbows

Groovy Greeks - Phoenix

Crime Scene Investigation - Lightning Bolts


2014-2015 Curriculum Themes

June-July 2015

Aye Aye Captain - Pirates- Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Chocolate - Phoenix

Shakespeare - Lightning Bolts

Mar-May 2015

Where the wild things are - Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Dinosaurs - Phoenix

SATS - Lightning Bolts

Feb-Mar 2015

Roll up, roll up the circus is here - Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Survival - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Jan-Feb 2015

Wacky Weather - Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Extreme Sports - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Nov-Dec 2014

Dazzling Disney - Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Through the Wardrobe/WWII - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts

Sep-Oct 2014

Castles - Jelly Beans and Rainbows

Super heroes - Phoenix and Lightning Bolts


2013-2014 Curriculum Themes

May-July 2014

Brazil - Oak, Willow, Ash and Elm

Apr-May 2014

Rainforests - Oak and Willow

Eco-Warriors - Ash and Elm

Feb-Mar 2014

Vikings - Oak and Willow

Seaside - Ash and Elm

Jan-Feb 2014

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Oak and Willow

Mr Men and Little Miss - Ash and Elm

Oct-Dec 2013

India - Oak and Willow

Australia - Ash and Elm

Sep-Oct 2013

Out of this World - Oak and Willow

Fire, Fire - Ash and Elm


2012-2013 Curriculum Themes

Apr-Jul 2013

Circus - Ash and Elm

Theme Parks - Willow and Oak

Jan-Mar 2013

Weird, Wacky and Wonderful and All About Me - Ash and Elm

World War II - Willow and Oak

Sep-Dec 2012

Up up and away - Ash and Elm

Survival and Chocolate- Willow and Oak


Telephone Number

01242 512680

The Ridge Academy

Clyde Crescent, Cheltenham, GL52 5QH