||This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. (September 2008)|
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2008)|
|Motto||To make our best better|
|Established||2011 (as Ryde Academy)|
|Specialism||Language College; Arts College|
Isle of Wight
|DfE URN||136753 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
As Ryde High School, the school was designated a Language College with Media and Performing Arts as their second specialism. It was given an award for being a high performing specialty college and is currently the only school on the Isle of Wight to have it. The school also has a variety of facilities, include an astroturf, field and theatre for 170 people.
The school took part in the annual Young Enterprise Company Programme Challenge, with the 2010 team winning the Isle of Wight local finals. The school also participated in Rock Challenge UK, achieving Awards of Excellence in choreography, drama skills, concept interpretation, concept originality hair and make up, costume design soundtrack, coming 5th overall in the UK.
As part of linking with foreign countries, including Norway and Bangladesh, in February 2011, Ryde High were the first school in the country to send students to Bangladesh on a trip. The students went as part of the Connecting Classrooms project and visited five schools around the country.
As part of the reorganisation of the education system on the Isle of Wight, Academies Enterprise Trust was successful in their bid against Innovative Schools and East Wight Educational Trust to take over the school. Sandown Bay Academy was formed on the main school site and the site of former Sandham Middle School, now North School, in 2011, with the age range extended to Year 7 to Year 13. It is now one of 5 secondary providers on the Isle of Wight.
Notable alumni and staff
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (April 2011)|
- Kelly Sotherton - English heptathlete.
- M J Trow - Military historian and crime fiction writer.
- Darren Naggs - Captain of TS Pelican.
- Stitch D aka Lee Downer - Lead singer/guitarist for metal band The Defiled
- List of High Performing Specialist Schools DFES Standards Site
- "Ryde High School". Retrieved 03/04/2011.
- "Global Rock".[dead link]
- Ryde High School. "Bangladesh Trip".
- "GCSE results issued for the Isle of Wight". Isle of Wight Council. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Isle of Wight A-level results released". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2012-09-05.