Following our recent section 5 inspection, Ark Little Ridge was graded Outstanding in all five areas: Quality of education, Behaviour and attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management, EYFS.

The report highlighted how overwhelmingly proud the pupils are of their school, how they flourish and are aspirational in all aspects of their learning. Right from Reception, children are eager to learn. The high achievement of pupils is reflected in the high-quality work produced, while the carefully considered personal development program helps pupils to explore concepts such as diversity and acceptance.

Little Ridge is a beacon for the community, where every child is at the heart of decision making.


Excellent pastoral support

We collaborate with children’s mental health charity Place2Be to support our pupils. Our on-site kitchen take pride in preparing fresh, healthy lunches for pupils every day.

pastoral support

State-of-the-art digital resources

Every child from Year 3 receives a Chromebook and access to a range of high-quality digital resources.

Y3 computing

Part of Ark Schools Network

Ark schools have an proven record of continually improving learner outcomes.

Ark Gala

World-expanding extracurricular offer

Life at our Academy is so much more than just lessons. Whether learning an instrument, taking part in a school performance, representing the school at sport, or something else entirely, we are confident every pupil will find an extra-curricular activity they love at our school.

Students on climbing frame

Highly trained, passionate staff

A teacher affects a pupil's achievement more than any other factor. As part of Ark Schools, our teachers access sector-leading training and expertise from across the network.

Teacher and students in lesson

Ark Music Programme

Designed to foster a life-long love of music, the Ark Music Programme offers a wealth of experience for all pupils at all levels, including an annual Music Gala where pupils have the opportunity to perform at a national level.

Final performance of the Ark Music Gala 2022 at the Barbican