Ark Sports Day Challenge

Sign up for the Ark Sports Day Challenge!

With sports days unable to take place this year, Ark little Ridge is taking part in the Ark Sports Day Challenge - to get the schools across the Ark network to collectively cycle, run and walk the distance around the world. It is 40,000km! It's not just for children, but the whole school community; take a look here for further information.


Coronavirus update: 1.6.20


Update on school plans for re-opening

Following on from the Government’s announcement, where they confirmed that schools can begin reopening from the 1st June, we can now update you on our planning for a phased and gradual return to school for our pupils.

In the first instance, Little Ridge will be able to welcome back our Community Classrooms, followed by our Reception children. Year 1 and then Year 6 will follow:


Date Year Group
Tuesday 2nd June Community Classrooms
Wednesday 3rd June Reception
Monday 8th June Year 1
Monday 15th June Year 6

Full details can be found here.
Please continue to follow health guidance.


Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

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We miss you all - a message from Little Ridge staff

Please click here to play the message.  Also, this beautiful gift (below) was delivered to the school in a brown paper package and addressed to the staff. We don't know who made it and sent it to us as there was no name attached, but we would like to say a huge 'thank you' to whoever it was. It's such a kind and thoughtful gesture and all the staff were genuinely touched to receive it. Thanks again!

Welcome from our Head of School

Welcome to Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy. We are a community primary school which works very closely with Ark Blacklands and Ark Castledown Primary Academies to serve the local children of Hastings.


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 put English and mathematics at the heart of our primary curriculum. Skills learnt in these subjects provide the foundations for all learning. Our enrichment activities allow opportunities for our pupils to develop skills in other areas of the curriculum.

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What's on at Ark Little Ridge

17 July

Last day of term 6