Welcome to Ryde Academy
At Ryde Academy we recognise that each student is an individual with a unique range of abilities, qualities and aspirations for the future. Our role is to ensure that all students can maximise their opportunities and outcomes and to allow them to access their future pathways. We must ensure a personalised and individual educational experience for all students celebrating the richness and diversity within our local community.
We believe we have a great deal to offer as the community's local Academy. Parents are welcome to visit the Academy at any point during the academic year. We also hold an Open Evening in October and offer prospective students and their parents the opportunity to see us during a typical working day on one of the tours we organise throughout the Autumn Term each year.
Ryde Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed to motivate and challenge all our students. Our curriculum provision was graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted in January 2010.
The Academy's four curriculum aims are, as follows:
We understand that students have different abilities, aptitudes, learning styles and aspirations and, because of this, we offer a wide range of opportunities through which their individual talents and interests can be developed. Students are grouped in a way that they learn best, with setting by ability in some subjects, for example, in English and Mathematics.
There has been positive feedback from stakeholders, most notably students, parents and Ofsted, to support this. In a curriculum survey at the start of this academic year 91% of year 10 students stated that they enjoyed learning at the Academy. 95% of parents believe that there is a good range of subjects on offer (Options Evening Questionnaire 2009). In November 2008 Ofsted stated that the Academy's new broad and balanced curriculum is a feature of effective practice.