Welcome and About Us

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.

As an AET academy, at The Ridge Academy our mission is pure and simple: to enable our pupils to lead remarkable lives. This is the golden thread that binds us all together – the reason that despite our very different paths to The Ridge Academy, we are all part of one family.

VISION

At The Ridge Academy, we want each and every child inspired to choose a Remarkable Life.

MISSION

To gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.

VALUES

BE UNUSUALLY BRAVE

As an AET academy, we choose to be unusually brave. We're not afraid to challenge wrongs, to make the right call, even when it's both unusual and difficult to do so.

DISCOVER WHAT'S POSSIBLE

We are on the search for discovering what's possible. At The Ridge Academy, we look to create 'eureka moments' for our pupils, helping them discover a world of possibilities and opportunities.

PUSH THE LIMITS

We always strive to push the limits. We don't settle for less than excellent and we won't allow our pupils to either. We resolve to overcome any self-imposed limits.

BE BIG-HEARTED

At The Ridge Academy, we commit to being big-hearted. We choose to treat each other with kindness, warmth, and care, believing that everybody matters and believing in one another.

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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.

Principal

Mr Pete Hales

Telephone Number

01242 512680

The Ridge Academy

Clyde Crescent, Cheltenham, GL52 5QH