Ark Little Ridge has been rated Outstanding in every category. Our school's commitment to excellence in education and dedication to our pupils were the key highlights in Ofsted's report, available to read here.
The inspection took place on 10 and 11 October. Inspectors found that:
'Pupils are overwhelmingly proud of their school. They really value how staff treat them as individuals. There are warm, supportive relationships between staff and pupils across the school. As a result, pupils flourish and are aspirational in all aspects of their learning. As one pupil stated, 'we all want to be the best we can be'.
'Behaviour is impeccable. All staff have high expectations, and pupils rise to meet.'
'Reading is at the heart of the school's provision. The bespoke 'Ridge Reading' programme ensures pupils explore interesting and diverse texts that further support their learning in different subjects. Through this, pupils develop a love of reading.'
'Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the provision on offer and support from the school, with one parent reflecting, 'Little Ridge is a beacon for the community, where every child is at the heart of decision making'.
Principal Kate Woolley said:
“I am thrilled to be the Principal of Ark Little Ridge and be part of this wonderful school community. Our school is built on a foundation of devotion and respect, with high standards and ambition for every child, which is clearly reflected in our report."
Lorraine Clarke, OBE, Regional Director, said:
"I am absolutely delighted that Ofsted has recognised the exceptional education pupils receive at Little Ridge. Staff and pupils are an absolute credit to the school, and our parents are incredibly supportive of the work that we are doing. Along with Ark Blacklands and Ark Castledown, Ark Little Ridge continues to serve our local community by providing an education where children thrive."