On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, PLG Northriding Academy opened its doors as a school for the first time at 7h25. This was symbolised by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, done by CEO of the Pembury Lifestyle Group (PLG), Mr Andrew McLachlan. The air buzzed with excitement by all present, including parents, 155 learners, teachers, admin staff and the Head Master of the school, Mr Andries van den Heever.
The PLG Group, acquired the property, Banbury Cross Village, last year August and transformed it into the school. The existing nursery on the property, Dimples, was also acquired and will act as a feeder to the PLG Northriding Academy Pre-Primary. The school will be offering up to Grade 6 in 2016. In 2017, Grade 7, 8 and 9 will be offered and thereafter Grade 10 -12. PLG schools follow the National Curriculum, namely the CAPS syllabus. At the senior level, the school will primarily teach the Independent Examination Board (IEB) Curriculum. Classes remain small at 25 learners per classroom and the primary instruction is in English. The ethos of the school encompasses Christian mores.