Vision and Values

Ryecroft Primary Academy is a great place to learn and work. Our school looks for ways to help our children SHINE in all they do. We believe that all children can succeed and achieve their ambitions.

We provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment where learning is fun and everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential. Attaining the highest possible standards is at the heart of all we do and Ryecroft has a BIG HEART!

We aim to broaden children?s minds and raise their aspirations offering the best possible opportunities to experience success. There is a ?can do? approach from adults and children with everyone working together, striving to make our school the best that it can be.

The culture of the school is one where adults and children are continually learning; working collaboratively and imaginatively together with a determination to succeed.

We work hard to remove barriers to learning and place great emphasis on academic achievement, ensuring that children have the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to prepare them for life.

We welcome all to our school, together we can help our children shine.

School Aims

  • Working together as a team
  • Providing a creative curriculum
  • Ensuring smooth progression through the key stages
  • Catering for all abilities
  • Promoting curiosity and enthusiasm
  • Encouraging independence and confidence
  • Promoting logical and creative thinking
  • Encouraging respect for others and personal self-esteem within an environment which is caring, stimulating and challenging
  • No child or family should be ever excluded from any school activity for reasons of cost

We would wish the children to take with them happy memories of their time with us at Ryecroft and to know how to make the right choices to support their life long learning and well being.

We share with all Northern Education Trust Academies a set of guiding principles and commitments that include the One Academy Rule.

Guiding Principles

The welfare of others is the first concern of all.?

The education of every child is held to be of equal value in this comprehensive community school.?


A commitment to:

  • The one academy rule: All pupils and adults are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times?
  • The achievement, personal development and well-being of children and young people, where the welfare of others is seen to be the first concern of all no matter their starting point
  • Promoting and supporting parent and carer engagement in the development of learning and educational experience of their children
  • Professional development and welfare of all the staff who are employees of the Northern Education Trust
  • Understand the community context within which the academy operates and to engage in appropriate activities with other agencies and community groups in order to promote community cohesion and economic regeneration
  • Having an aspiration to be the best, not just nationally but internationally
  • Outstanding learning and teaching which engages pupils and is active, collaborative and encourages independence
  • Student voice intended to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and the life of their academy
  • A modern curriculum which meets the needs of all learners, has clear progression routes internally and to both employment and further and higher education
  • The development of professional networks, within our group and beyond, providing school to school support, opportunities for pupils, and sharing professional development
  • Community involvement with our schools and to lifelong community learning.