Green Ridge is set on the Berryfields Estate, north of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The academy is situation on a new housing development, and is the second primary school to be built within the area to meet the demand for school places. The academy is initially a two-form entry school with capacity for 60 children in each year group, although planning has been granted for a three-form entry (90 places per year group) as demand grows. The building and site has been designed and laid out with a three-form entry school in mind for future proofing.
Our academy opened in September 2017 in a purpose-built, temporary building located on the actual school site. Initially in 2017-2018, Green Ridge had just two Reception classrooms with a capacity of up to 60 children, and a single class of Year One (up to 30 children) and Year Two (up to 30 children).
When Green Ridge moved to its permanent building in September 2018, it opened its Nursery and pre-school, (Little Ridges) as well as an additional 60 children for the Reception intake. The academy will then grow year-on-year.
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Green Ridge will be a school which is designed to meet and be responsive to the needs of the local community it serves. With two other primary schools close by, it is key that Green Ridge works collaboratively alongside them, but at the same time, remains distinctive.
Our academy rightly prides itself on the high expectations it places on the academic achievements and behaviour of all children, whatever their need, as well as a broad, diverse and engaging creative curriculum which will underpin all that we do. We strive for the best outcomes for our children and want to give them every opportunity to succeed, whatever their barriers may be. Green Ridge will be an academy where every child is respected and treated as an individual, with no limits placed on their learning – just opportunities to continually improve with a growth Mindset approach. We will not ‘label’ children or group them by perceived ‘ability’; we will instead give all children equal opportunities to challenge themselves through the range of tasks and activities presented to them – empowering children to take ownership and responsibility for their own learning.