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.

Ryde Academy pupils get the most from Career Speed-networking event

Ryde Academy careers

The first of three events held at Ryde Academy took place last month to introduce pupils to future options in the world of work. The Academy is working with EBP South to develop a relevant and inspirational programme of careers events for young people.

Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 12:42pm

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy pupils win Parliament’s National Speaker Award

Ben Thompson, Beth Parkinson, Abi Vernau, Darcie Bonner, Iris Black, Chloe Hailes

Pupils from Ryde Academy who researched and spoke about bullying, stereotyping and negative attitudes toward the LGBTQ+ community have been praised by the Speaker of the House of Commons and presented with The Speaker’s Student Council Award.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 7:36am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Academy Governors resign over AET’s ‘wholly commercial’ decisions

ryde academy entrance

Six of the seven Governors at Ryde Academy have resigned, saying they believe "decisions AET are making in respect of education provision show no interest in improving education, but are becoming wholly commercial”.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Plan to cease secondary education at Sandown withdrawn say council

Sandown bay academy google street view

The Isle of Wight council say "assurances have now been given that the plan to cease secondary education at Sandown has been withdrawn".

Monday, 4th September, 2017 4:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Academy: GCSE results for 2017

Annie Littlewood, Amy Jones, Naomi Baker

Ryde Academy have seen a 71% improved of subjects from last year's GCSE results.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 12:40pm

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy Sixth Form: 100% of students gained at least two A-levels

Ryde Academy Kieran Thorne, Jake Hayward and James Attrill

All Ryde Academy 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. Well done to you all.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 12:06pm

By Nat Nelson

West End star shares praise for Ryde Academy

layton williams

The West End star said that Ryde Academy had "quite clearly had an amazing effect" on their students adding the "level of dance is unseen at most secondary schools" that he visits.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 8:20am

By Nat Nelson

STEM focus for Academy pupils at BAE systems RAF and Royal Navy Education Programme Roadshow

Cory Duke

The roadshow was organised by BAE Systems, who spent the morning with students from Year 7 and 8 and aims to get young people interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) .

Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 11:13am

By Nat Nelson

Isle of Wight council launch consultation on future of Sandown Bay Academy

schools map without Sandown Bay Academy

The Isle of Wight council have launched a six week consultation on future plans for secondary school provision in Sandown, floating a possible partnership with the Governing Body of The Bay CE Primary School.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Labour comes out top in school mock elections

ryde academy voters

If the Ryde Academy mock general election is anything to go by, the Conservatives have a lot of work to do over the next five years to win the young persons' vote.

Thursday, 8th June, 2017 6:05pm

By Nat Nelson with 5 readers' comments

Call for IW school heads to oppose closure plans

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Julian Critchley says the rationale for the proposed merger of AET's two academies on the Isle of Wight is fundamentally flawed, and believes the proposal has not been properly thought through.

Monday, 5th June, 2017 1:09pm

By Jim Moody with 5 readers' comments

AET launch consultation for planned amalgamation of Isle of Wight schools

Sandown bay academy google street view

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the organisation responsible for both schools, says it believes the new combined school has the potential to be truly outstanding to the benefit of students, families and the local community.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 12:58pm

By Mike Barnett