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.

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 4 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

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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

Shock at proposal to merge Sandown Bay Academy with Ryde Academy (update 2)

sandown bay academy

AET replaced the Board of Governors at Sandown Bay Academy with a Management Board last week. This afternoon they announce shocking news, it's unclear what the impact on the pupils will be.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Academy students perform at Wembley with X-Factor winner

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Students from Ryde Academy supported X-Factor winner Louise Johnson at the launch of Derby Day in front of a crowd of 72,324 spectators.

Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 1:09pm

By Nat Nelson

Tech Deck sparks an interest in Science, Technology and Maths

A fantastic opportunity for students from Ryde Academy to learn about the science and engineering behind sailing came up recently with a visit to Education Centre at the Land Rover BAR in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 30th March, 2017 8:58am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy dance students prepare for Wembley

ryde academy Courtney Bowman age 13 and Alivia Simpson age 14

Ryde Academy has a rich history of dance and performance - students will be showcasing their talent at the launch of Derby Day – Saracen’s annual fixture at Wembley in April this year.

Friday, 3rd March, 2017 9:42am

By Nat Nelson with 2 readers' comments

Pupils explore ‘the future of history’ with expert

Ethan Drummond-Harris and Daniel Locke

Kate Cambridge, a local Archaeologist from Timetaxi, spent the afternoon with a selected group of enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 Historians.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 11:49am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy are back with the Warriors in 2017

Wightlink Warriors riders

Ryde Academy has continued its partnership with the Wightlink Warriors into 2017.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 12:16pm

By Barry Bishop