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Ryde Academy has been chosen as the flagship school on the Island to benefit from the £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme (PSBP).

“We are delighted to confirm that Ryde Academy was selected under the first phase of the Department for Education's PSBP to benefit from a multi million pound new school building on the existing site, with a student capacity of 1,500”.

The project will be managed on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), which is an executive agency of the Department for Education.   


New Principal, Joy Ballard, said “We are so excited to have been chosen for this project.   The new building will help us to provide our students with an outstanding curriculum fit for the 21st century and enable us to take ambitious steps into the future.”   

A feasibility study has been completed and the design process has started in consultation with the Academy. The new building will be constructed on the existing site while the Academy remains in operation. Minimal disruption and health & safety considerations will be paramount in deciding the best location for the new building. The project will need to obtain planning permission. A public consultation took place on 26 January 2016.

We will post all the latest news about the project here.

Latest News

  • New build progress Some of the latest images from our new school build.
    Posted 7 May 2017, 23:37 by Nat Admin
  • Student Council visit their new school The Student Council were given the opportunity to have a look around our new school on Friday 24th March. Project Manager, Sean Took, showed them around and highlighted some of ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2017, 06:38 by Nat Admin
  • Student Council work with designers - February 2017 Thank you to the Student Council who spent their break time with designers from McAlpine to look at the colours of the student toilets for the new school. They put ...
    Posted 24 Feb 2017, 04:19 by Nat Admin
  • New build progress - Images by Kaitlyn (6th Form)
    Posted 8 Feb 2017, 07:40 by Nat Admin
  • Update from Christmas 2016
    Posted 8 Feb 2017, 07:32 by Nat Admin
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New build progress

posted 7 May 2017, 23:37 by Nat Admin

Some of the latest images from our new school build.



Student Council visit their new school

posted 5 Apr 2017, 06:36 by Nat Admin

The Student Council were given the opportunity to have a look around our new school on Friday 24th March.

Project Manager, Sean Took, showed them around and highlighted some of the key areas including the sports hall and canteen.

The date of the next Council meeting is Monday 15th May at 8.50am in the T&L hub.



Student Council work with designers - February 2017

posted 24 Feb 2017, 04:19 by Nat Admin

Thank you to the Student Council who spent their break time with designers from McAlpine to look at the colours of the student toilets for the new school. They put a lot of thought into the process and we are sure their chosen colours will look great. Watch this space…..


New build progress - Images by Kaitlyn (6th Form)

posted 8 Feb 2017, 07:38 by Nat Admin   [ updated 8 Feb 2017, 07:40 ]




Update from Christmas 2016

posted 8 Feb 2017, 07:32 by Nat Admin



Images from Summer 2016

posted 8 Feb 2017, 07:28 by Nat Admin




The Student Council

posted 27 Jul 2016, 00:47 by Nat Admin   [ updated 27 Jul 2016, 00:47 ]

In July the Student Council met with Rachel Williams, Capital Projects Lead AET, who gave them an update on the work so far. Students were also able to have a closer look at the designs and talk about how they would be involved in the future.

New Build - Planning Permission Approval

posted 13 Jun 2016, 02:39 by Nat Admin   [ updated 22 Jul 2016, 05:16 ]


New Build-Planning Application

posted 21 Feb 2016, 23:04 by Nat Admin

A copy of the planning application for the new build can be found on the Isle of Wight Council's website.

New Build - Press articles February 2016

posted 21 Feb 2016, 23:03 by Nat Admin

Following the submission of plans for the new school building a number of articles have been published in the local press. Including IoW Radio and the IWCP.

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