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The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy

Organisation & Curriculum


At the end of Key Stage 2 our pupils transfer to a variety of schools across the Local Authority. Transition arrangements vary from school to school. Staff will consult with Year 7 staff from all relevant schools and extended transition arrangements can be put in to place for any vulnerable or apprehensive pupils.

Links with partner schools

Partnership with other schools, in Darlington and other Education Authorities, are used to extend learning, support resourcing and share good practice. The school work closely with Longfield Academy as part of the Longfield Academy Trust. Queen Elizabeth IV Form College in Darlington and Teesside University are Education Partners of the Longfield Academy Trust and work with the school on various projects. The school also maintains close links with Hurworth School and Durham University.