Curriculum Information

At The Ridge Academy we teach a curriculum that is similar to other schools because we believe that our pupils have the right to the same school experience as any other primary aged child. The key difference in our curriculum delivery is that it is delivered in very small classes with high levels of staffing.

Click here to see our half termly curriculum theme

It is a requirement of the Governing Body to include on the school website information concerning the results of the most recent Key Stage 2 tests that are completed by Year 6 in May of each year.

Please click to see the SATS results for the Year 6 pupils from November 2016


We teach reading through daily shared or individual sessions. Similarly spelling and phonics are taught in small groups using the phonics programme called Letters and Sounds. Writing is taught through daily literacy lessons and these are linked the current creative curriculum theme. The children are encouraged to apply their literacy skills across the curriculum. We also use an online reading scheme called The Bug Club.


Numeracy is delivered during a daily lesson. Children learn to use their written skills and to develop their mental maths. There is a focus on number skills and practical maths.

Creative Curriculum

Most of the children’s learning is done through the Creative Curriculum. Classes have a different theme every term. These range from traditional topics such as WW2 to less familiar topics like Weird, Wacky and Wonderful. The focus of each topic varies but the following subjects are taught:

· Science


· History

· Geography

· Art

· DT

· PE


These are taught by a specialist. The focus is on practical activities that help the children develop their skills.


RE is taught on an RE day each term. These have different themes eg Easter


Our PSHE curriculum is delivered by class teaches. It focuses on teaching children skills for their future life. We focus on themes throughout each term. Our focus at the moment is Safety. We try to incorporate off site visits as part of the curriculum, for example a trip to SkillZone.


Nurture provision at the Ridge is of paramount importance.

For more information about the curriculum, please contact our Deputy Principal, Mr Meggs on

Telephone Number

01242 512680

The Ridge Academy

Clyde Crescent, Cheltenham, GL52 5QH