Ryde Academy, Isle of Wight

Ryde Academy serves Ryde and the surrounding areas of higher education.

The current principal, Joy Ballard, was featured in TV series Educating Cardiff, when she was head teacher. She is the 2015 Headteacher of the year.

‘Hug in a Mug’ aims to deliver a well-being service for the community

hug in a mug team holding their products

Ryde Academy’s 2020-21 Young Enterprise team have come up with a super product this Christmas. The 'Hug in a Mug' is a great-tasting local product that aims to spread some cheer this Christmas

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 3:21pm

By Maisie Revert with one comment

Pupils consider good mental health with Advent Wellbeing Calendar competition

ryde academy wellbeing advent calendar

The wellbeing calendars came in all shapes and sizes and there were several groups who created digital versions too. See the year group winners within

Friday, 4th December, 2020 12:05pm

By Nat Nelson

GCSE results: Ryde Academy 2020 results

Chelsea Bloomfield and Midi Dawson

The Head says the results show the hard work pupils have put in during their time at school and are a fair reflection of the commitment they show every day

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 3:07pm

By Nat Nelson

A-Level results: Ryde Academy

Molly MacKinnon, George Kattenhorn and Ali Noor

Staff and teachers at the Academy have worked extremely hard to make sure that the grading for every student is fair and allows these students to go onto university, an apprenticeship or employment

Thursday, 13th August, 2020 1:36pm

By Nat Nelson

Discrimination will not be tolerated say Student Council

Athiea Mitchell standing against mural of angel wings

The Vice Chair of the Student Council says, "We will strive to teach every student in the Academy that discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated"

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:53am

By Nat Nelson with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Academy to welcome back 140 Year 10 students this week

Ryde Academy arrows and lines on floor for social distancing

The Academy has been open for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers, but will welcome back Year 10s on Tuesday

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:13pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s best and worst performing secondary schools revealed

Examination desks

Find out how your Isle of Wight secondary school performed in the 2019 Progress 8 scores. OnTheWight has the details

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra finds new home for rehearsals

IWSO at ryde academy

The new rehearsal space is much roomier than the previous hall they squeezed into. Book now for first concert in November.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 10:33am

By Sally Perry

A-Level results: Applied qualifications at Ryde Academy expected to be well above national

Poppy Winter reading her results

Results are better than last year, with the progress for A Levels expected to be in line with national and the progress of our students who took applied qualifications to be well above national.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 1:57pm

By Nat Nelson

Students recognised for their achievements at Annual Awards Evening

Ben Taylor 6th Form accepting the Principals award

The Awards Evening is an opportunity for parents and staff to share in the success of Ryde Academy students.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 4:35pm

By Nat Nelson

Ben’s entrepreneurial journey following Bacterial Meningitis recognised with Young Enterprise Award

ben taylor

After contracting Bacterial Meningitis in 2018, Ben was feeling pretty lost, but this Young Entrepreneurs programme has given him the confidence to believe in himself and what he can achieve. The Award sounds well-deserved.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:45am

By Pauline Hedges

Pupils hear hard hitting story of young death from road traffic accident

ryde academy - head on event 1

Pupils from Ryde Academy took part in an event aimed at raising awareness about safety when travelling with young newly qualified drivers.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:08pm

By Jay Henley