The Ridge Academy

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 5 - 11 years

About 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.

Our Curriculum

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

Our Specialism and Awards

The Ridge governors, staff and pupils are constantly striving to create very positive achievements for all at the school. Here you can see some of the special activities the school has been involved in. To view our achievements please click  here 

Ofsted

We are judged to be a 'good' school and we were last inspected in May 2017. 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/ 

Location


Address: Clyde Crescent, Whaddon, Cheltenham, GL52 5QH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1242 512680