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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.

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

Education on the Isle of Wight has ‘turned a corner’ says Leader

Gold stars

The council leader says "Ofsted outcomes are demonstrating that education has turned the corner on the Island" and praises Ryde Academy on their recent inspection.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 12:11pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Academy’s latest Ofsted brings a huge step forward in IW education

Ryde pupils

Pupil attainment is 'rapidly rising' under 'inspirational leadership of the Principal', as Ryde Academy received a 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Well done to all, a great early Christmas present.

Friday, 16th December, 2016 3:17pm

By Nat Nelson with 3 readers' comments

‘A moment in time’: Do not open for 50 years


A number of topical items were enclosed in a time capsule that has been buried on the site of a new school building in Ryde. It will be opened in 2066.

Friday, 4th November, 2016 4:22pm

By Nat Nelson

Students introduced to the work of Berkoff

Pupils at Ryde Academy were treated to a day of Berkoff theatre with an acclaimed actor, George Dillon.

Friday, 8th July, 2016 9:23am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy Students vote in the EU Referendum

ryde academy eu ref

Students at Ryde Academy had their own EU Referendum last week. Find out how they voted.

Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 12:16pm

By Nat Nelson with 48 readers' comments

‘Geek Club’ fundraise for mental health charity, MIND

Ryde Academy Geek Club

There are around 30 pupils in the Ryde Academy Geek Club, and they recently raised almost £200 for mental health charity MIND.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 12:42pm

By Nat Nelson with one comment

Vital donations raised for Roll Out The Barrel charity

rotb ryde academy

Money was raised earlier this year by pupils at Ryde Academy on World Water Day. The donations will help the women and children in Kasozi, Uganda who often have to carry 20kg of water over long distances.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 1:38pm

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy dancers receive high praise

hillary seaton

Ryde Academy Dance Teacher, Hilary Seaton, had the honour of being invited to a lunch in Cardiff to celebrate Rubicon Dance’s 40th birthday where she was told that dancers at the Academy are some of the best in the country.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 11:21am

By Nat Nelson