“I am proud to be Principal of Plympton Academy. Proud of our students and proud of our staff. The school is an exciting place to learn and to work.

We want all students to share that pride – in themselves, and in their school – so that they can learn well and make outstanding progress. I know that all parents want the very best for their children. This is why we have the highest expectations of our students. We expect them to be outstanding, resilient learners and we expect them to behave well in all aspects of school life.

We are passionate about nurturing exceptional, resilient, independent thinkers who are happy and confident individuals, equipped with the skills and knowledge to be the best they are.

Our students are involved in every aspect of school life beyond the classroom: extra-curricular activities are always available and our students play an active role in shaping the future of the school through a wide range of student leadership activities. We aim to ensure that the opportunities that life presents are open to all of our students, whatever their destination. We aim to inspire success.

Lisa Boorman


Ethos & Values


We believe in inspiring a culture of success for all. In our Academy, individuals are equipped to take pride in their achievements and pursue their dreams. Plympton Academy is the cornerstone of a thriving community that is stronger through collaboration. We foster innovation and promote opportunity, creating resilient learners with a love of challenge.

Five Core Principles

Teaching and learning:
Students love the challenge of learning and are resilient to failure

Leaders inspire a culture of success for all

We are the cornerstone of a thriving community that is stronger through collaboration

Learning environment:
A learning setting that stimulates, fosters innovation and promotes opportunities

The Person:
Individuals are equipped to achieve their dreams and take pride in their success

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

Our Ofsted Report

Plympton Academy (formerly Ridgeway School) was inspected by Ofsted in January 2016.  As a result the school was awarded ‘Good’ status, reflecting the rapid progress made by the school since the previous inspection in 2014. 

Plympton Academy will be next be inspected three years after the last inspection.  It is our hope and expectation that the academy will be judged as ‘Outstanding’ at that time.

View our Ofsted report here.