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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’
‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’
‘All support and communication is brilliant’
‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’
‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’
‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’
‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’
‘Early Years leaders and staff are expert in using their knowledge of what children can and cannot yet do to sharpen their planning and focus their teaching.’
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’
‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’
‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’
‘The learning environment, both inside and out, is stimulating and attractive. Staff are skilled in ensuring that children develop their independence as learners who enjoy exploring the world.’
‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’
‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’
‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’
‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’
‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’
‘Ribbon monitor the progress and well-being of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities carefully. Expectations for these pupils are high. As a result, they make generally good progress from their starting points.’
‘There is clear evidence that you and your staff’s ongoing work to improve the depth of pupils’ mathematical understanding across the school is working.’
‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’