Ryde Academy

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Location: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Ryde Academy

Wecome to Ryde Academy - a school community where we all 'shine bright' together.

Ryde Academy is an 11 - 18 years secondary academy situated on the picturesque Isle of Wight. There are currently 1000 students on roll but due to increasing popularity, this is set to rise to 1500. The Academy was judged as good by Ofsted in November 2016 under the leadership of its "Inspirational Principal of the Year", Joy Ballard.

Ofsted Inspectors recognised Ryde Academy as a "rapidly improved school" which "students are extremely proud to attend" and "staff feel well supported."

September 2017 marks an exciting time for the academy when it's brand new multi-million pound school building opens. The bright and airy classrooms will be equipped with the very latest technology and practical subjects have  designated studios, workshops and laboratories, along with a range of excellent sporting facilities. 

To see Ryde Academy brought to life please view our videos on our You Tube channel by clicking  here 

Our Results

We are so very pleased with our 2016 results and exceptionally proud of our students and the incredible staff at our school who supported them. This proves that despite some of the negativity directed towards island schools, our students can and will succeed. We are aiming to build on this, and combined with our new build due to open next year we know that we can create a school our students, staff, parents and indeed the island can be proud of.  

A Level

50% of students achieved A*/A and 100% of students achieved at least two A Levels or equivalent. 88% of students achieved at least three A Levels or equivalent and 56% received an A* to B in A Levels or equivalent. Our estimated Progress score was 0.1, this means that our students did on average 10% better than other students nationally.

All of our students who applied to university have achieved a place which is a fantastic result and a credit to their efforts and the work of our staff.


54% of our students achieved A*- C EM, compared to 38% last year and the new accountability measure (Progress 8) we estimate has improved from -0.38 to -0.24 from last year.

Our Curriculum

To view our curriculum across the year please click  here 

Our Specialism and Awards

We are really proud of our student achievements. For more information please click  here 


We are judged to be a 'good' school and we were last inspected in November 2016. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here 

Our Trust 

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.  

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

As the largest MAT across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.

We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here 

We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here

To find out more about about AET please visit us at  http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/ 

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Address: Pell Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1983 567331