Ofsted Inspection July 2022

Following our recent section 8 Ofsted inspection at the end of last term, we are delighted to share with you that Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy continues to be a good school with EYFS and Leadership and Management continuing to be rated as outstanding.

The report shows there is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy could be judged outstanding if a section 5 inspection was carried in the near future.

The Inspector made the following comments:

  • Everyone strives for the very best at Ark Little Ridge Academy.  Expectations are always high.
  • Pupils take pride in their exemplary behaviour.
  • Pupils are inspired by each other’s successes.
  • Pupils are kind and caring towards each other.
  • Pupils feel safe.  They explain that school is, ‘like having another family’.

Please take a look at the full inspection report and letter to parents below:

Being The Best That We Can Be

Welcome to Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy. We are a community primary school who work very closely with Ark Blacklands Primary Academy, Ark Castledown Primary Academy along with Ark Alexandra Secondary Academy to serve the local children of Hastings. 

We are a two-form entry school, with 60 pupils in each year group, ranging from reception through to year 6. There is no pre-school nursery on site. Our staff make a tremendous effort to get to know each pupil and provide them with the very best care. are dedicated to providing children with the best possible education. We strive to be the best that we can be at all times.

The vision for our pupils is clear: Our children will be secure in the knowledge of who they are and where they come from, and confident in looking to where they will go next. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed at university or in a career of their choice. We provide them with the knowledge and skills they need for success at secondary school and beyond.

At Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy we have high expectations of all our pupils. We know this is essential if we are to realise our vision. We are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure each of our pupils succeed. To achieve their ambitious goals, our pupils and staff work hard and have high aspirations. We ensure all children have access to a broad balanced and purposeful curriculum, as well as providing excellent enrichment opportunities. We place English, Reading and Mathematics at the heart of our curriculum and understand that skills learnt in these subjects provide the foundations for effective learning.

We know that your child’s education is important to you and we will do everything we can to make sure their time at Ark Little Ridge is an enjoyable and happy one.

Please enjoy looking at our website about all we offer at Ark Little Ridge and do contact us if you have any questions.


      Kate Woolley, Head of School

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