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The Rydal Academy is a large and vibrant primary school for pupils aged 3 to 11. The school provides nursery education for children from their third birthday and is structured in 3 classes per year group for Reception 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 extra-curricular and free 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.

All policies are available in hard copy from the school office or electronically on the website.

Message from the Headteacher

Welcome to The Rydal Academy website!

Our website is designed to help parents and carers find out more about our school.

Thank you for taking time to find out about us.

We hope that you have find this website helpful and that it answers all your questions.

We are always keen to improve on the way that we communicate with parents and would be pleased to receive any suggestions that you may have regarding our wbesite.

Thank you once again for expressing an interest in our school. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mr J M Armitage B.Ed (Hons); NPQH

The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy, Rydal Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 4BH

Tel: (01325) 380784   Fax: Fax: (01325) 240577

Twitter: @therydalacademy
Facebook: The Rydal Academy

Headteacher: Mr J Armitage B.Ed (Hons), NPQH
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs K Turnbull M.A. (Ed), NPQH
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs A Galey B.Ed (Hons)
Assistant Headteacher: Miss L Unsworth BA (Hons) MA, NPQH
SENCO: Miss L Truby BA (Hons), NASC
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs J Thurland B.Ed (Hons)
Chair of Governors: Mr W M Gray

The Rydal Academy is part of the Swift Academies REGISTERED ADDRESS: Croft Road, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, DL22JG. COMPANY No. 7533271