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.

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

Dramatic nose dive in applications for previously over-subscribed school

Empty office chair

The school once upheld by Conservative councillors as the 'beacon school' for the Isle of Wight has seen a dramatic nose dive in the number of year six pupils naming it for their first choice. OnTheWight has the detail.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Achievements of ‘Teen Fire Fit’ group celebrated at Ryde Academy

Teenagers with the fire service

The ‘Teen Fire Fit’ course is for students aged 12 and 13, and designed to improve the teenagers’ standard of life across their education, exercise and social environment.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

Science brought to life as Royal Institution visit Isle of Wight school

Pupils and parents at Ryde Academy were given the chance to see science in action when the Royal Institution took their ‘Bringing Science to Life’ show to the school.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:42am

By Nat Nelson

Isle of Wight A-level performance tables

Examination desks

Find out where your Isle of Wight VI Form is positioned in the latest Performance Tables released this week by the Department for Education.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 10:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Praise for ‘such interested and highly motivated’ Isle of Wight students

Alex Keyse (12), Kean Bridger (13) and Chelsea Bloomfield (14)

A group of History, Design Technology and STEM students from Ryde Academy spent the day at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this week, and were praised for being "such interested and highly motivated students".

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 4:48pm

By Nat Nelson

Crowdfunding campaign for electric race car launched by school

john nicholson and students

Ryde Academy have created a page to raise £3,357 needed to buy the kit and are seeking support from individuals and companies.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 8:55am

By Nat Nelson with 5 readers' comments

Red Box Project share disappointment at lack of support from Isle of Wight council (updated)

red box

The Red Box Project have shared their disappointment that 21 Isle of Wight councillors chose not to support Cllr Lilley's motion without it removing the name of the project. Here's their response.

Saturday, 24th November, 2018 10:32am

By Katharine Spencer-Brown with 10 readers' comments