What a privilege it is to be the new Headteacher for ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy! I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce our Academy to you.

ARK Little Ridge is a vibrant, 2 form entry, community academy in St Leonards. Every member of staff in our academy does whatever it takes to ensure each child gets the best possible educational experience. We have high expectations of all our “Little-Ridgers”. Our mission is that every child who passes through our academy will leave us  with all they need to excel at secondary school and in life beyond.

Our academy values form the basis of our culture and ethos, providing a path to excellence for our staff and children. These are known within our Academy as our “RIDGE” values and we believe they provide the keys to our success. They are: Rigour, Integrity, Determination, Generosity and Enthusiasm.

Every member of our community is encouraged to develop behaviors based on these foundations. We develop rigorous learners who have high standards for themselves. We act with integrity and encourage our children to develop this too so that they can confidently tackle any challenge. We show our children how to have determination, so they can learn from mistakes and ultimately succeed. We instil generosity through being willing to share and grow. Ours is a positive environment, where praise and enthusiasm permeate everything we do. At Little Ridge adults and children love to learn.

We place literacy, mathematics and social skills at the heart of everything we do. We believe this is essential so that all children graduate from our academy ready to excel at secondary school, university and beyond.

It is essential to us that we have open communication and strong relationships with all our parents, carers and community members so please do come and visit us soon. We hope this website has answered your questions. Please do let us know if you require any further information, using the contacts page to get in touch directly. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Bailey