Facilities

School 360

We are fortunate to offer our children and staff high quality facilities to enhance our provision here at Ribbon. We invite you to take the virtual tour of our academy through our School 360s to see for yourself what we have to offer.

Reading Zone

Our Reading Zone is where we house our Decodable and Accelerated Book collections supporting our children to choose just the right book for their next read. You will also find Miss Robson here supporting our Lowest 20% of readers.

Computing Hub

Our computing hub is one part of the available technology at Ribbon. Here, we have 15 computers where our HTLP for Computing supports the learning of all year groups. Additionally, children have access to tablets, IPads, laptops and Chromebooks.

Music Room

Our Music Room is the host of all music lessons where our HTLP for Music – Mr Reay – provides access for children to a range of instruments including; boomwhackers, ocarinas, recorders and clarinets. Children are given the opportunity to practise their singing here too. 

Design Studio

Our Design Studio provides space for each child to exercise their creativity, with access to a wide range of tools and media. We proudly display our children’s work in our art gallery across the Academy.

Forest

In support of Outdoor Learning, our very own Forest is equipped to engage our children into the wonders of Forest School through Forest Fridays, Muddy Mondays, Teamwork Tuesdays and Wilderness Schooling.

Outdoor Classrooms

Providing more space for learners across the site, we are fortunate to house three outdoor classrooms as additional learning environments. 

Hall & Studio

The large indoor space of our school hall is equipped to host assemblies, P.E. lessons and lunchtime. It even has its own climbing wall. As an extension to the hall, our Studio can provide either a larger or a smaller space to work. On a Friday the studio converts to a restaurant as we serve the community through out Community Cafe initiative.

Playgrounds and Equipment

Outdoor space and equipment is widely available across the Ribbon campus with two large football fields, a MUGA, KS1 and KS2 yards, an outdoor gym, table tennis table, pirate ship, train, trim trails, rope swing and a range of outdoor play equipment.

MUGA

Our Multi-Use Games Area provides an outdoor space for sports in all weathers. Access is provided at break times, lunch time, after school and is also available to hire on an evening.

Polytunnel

Our polytunnel acts as our school greenhouse where the children work together to grow a range of vegetables that are used to contribute to some of the food served in our Community Cafe. 

Bike Shed

Our Bike Shed is the home of Ribbon Recycles, where Mr Murray works with a small group of children to recondition old bicycles and sell them to the local community. 

‘Reading and Literacy: Reading is prioritised, with an effective phonics program starting in the early years. Pupils’ love for reading is nurtured through various competitions and a well-stocked library.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Behaviour and Attitudes: Behaviour and attitudes at the school are rated “Good”. Pupils exhibit positive attitudes towards learning and demonstrate a strong understanding of the school’s values.’

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‘Early years provision is rated “Outstanding”, with staff providing a magical learning journey that encourages curiosity and independence.’

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‘Pupils feel safe and have positive attitudes towards learning, understanding and demonstrating the school’s values.’

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‘The school has a strong safeguarding culture, with effective systems in place to ensure the welfare and safety of all pupils.’

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‘Parents are highly supportive of the school, agreeing that their children are happy and well-supported.’

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‘The quality of education at the school is “Good”, with a broad and inspiring curriculum that builds knowledge progressively.’

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‘Community and Extracurricular Activities: Pupils engage in activities like ‘Ribbon Radio’ and the ‘Poets’ Podium’, developing confidence and showcasing their talents. The school also runs breakfast clubs, after-school activities, and a community café, enhancing the sense of community and belonging.’

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‘Leadership and management are “Good”, demonstrating high ambitions for all pupils and a strong culture of mutual support among staff.’

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‘Safety and Well-being: Pupils feel safe at the school, describing it as a “safe spot”. There is a strong culture of safeguarding, with effective systems in place to report and follow up on concerns. The pastoral team works tirelessly to ensure the welfare of all pupils.’

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‘The Ribbon Academy is rated as “Good” overall, reflecting high standards in various aspects of school performance.’

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‘Pupils thrive in an inclusive, nurturing environment where their accomplishments are celebrated.’

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‘The school provides rich extracurricular opportunities, such as “Ribbon Radio” and the “Poets’ Podium”, which help develop pupils’ confidence.’

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‘Behaviour and attitudes are rated “Good”, with pupils showing positive behaviour both in and out of lessons.’

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‘Personal development is “Outstanding”, offering a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school.’

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‘Quality of Education: The quality of education provided is considered “Good”. The curriculum is broad, inspiring, and well-thought-out, enabling pupils to build on their knowledge progressively.’

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‘Personal Development: Personal development at the school is rated “Outstanding”. The curriculum provides a wide range of experiences that prepare pupils for success beyond the school gates, including educational visits and active citizenship opportunities.’

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‘Reading is a priority, with an effective phonics program starting in early years, fostering a love for reading among pupils.’

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‘Inclusivity and Nurturing Environment: The school is described as inclusive and nurturing, with high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and achievements. Celebratory displays showcase pupils’ accomplishments, creating a positive and inspiring learning environment.’

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‘Leadership and Management: Leadership and management are rated “Good”. Leaders have high ambitions for every pupil, and there is a strong culture of mutual support and teamwork among the staff. The governing body and trustees are knowledgeable and committed to the success of the pupils.’

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‘Early Years Provision: The provision for early years is rated “Outstanding”. The staff provide an exceptional range of carefully planned learning activities that encourage curiosity, independence, and the development of spoken language from day one.’

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