The Rydal Academy

School Address

Rydal Road


+44 (0)1325 380815 / 01532 380816

Key Contacts

Headteacher: Mr J. Armitage
SENCo: Mrs L. Gaines
Chair of Governors: Mr WM. Gray


The Rydal Academy is a large and vibrant primary school for pupils aged 2 to 11. The school provides nursery education for children from the term after their second, where entitled, or third birthday and is structured with up to three classes per year group for Reception through to Year 6. 

The school is housed in an expansive building with a bright, purposeful learning environment. The school benefits from extensive grounds, including a multi-use games area, nature garden, allotment, four Early Years outdoor learning areas, field, outdoor classroom and two playgrounds. 

The school provides an extensive and free extra-curricular and extended curriculum offer as well as free wraparound childcare from 7:30am until 6pm. 

For any further information about school policies, procedures or any other aspect of school practice please contact the school office in writing, by email, by telephone, in person or through the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website. 

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.