This week our latest school, Ryde Academy, achieved completion.
The school, which sits on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight, was officially opened by the islands High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens on Tuesday 4 September, who said:
“It is such an incredible privilege to have been asked here because I love schools. Education is the foundation of good futures and teachers can, and do, change lives.”
The new £25m secondary school consists of a mix of 2 and 3-story elements and will accommodate 1500 pupils on the existing site.
Ryde Academy is the first of five school schemes set to be delivered as part of the Priority School Building Programme on the Isle of Wight, designed and built alongside contractors, Sir Robert McAlpine.
The Academies Principal, Joy Ballard added: “It feels absolutely amazing, We’re so excited to have this building made available to the children of Ryde. It’s fair to say that for a long time the buildings here have needed replacing and finally the kids have got the building that they deserve.”