Important Information: Covid-19
Rushden Academy are now using the national scheme Edenred to provide supermarket vouchers for pupils entitled to receiving free school meals. Unfortunately, there have been delays to all schools because the system has been overwhelmed by requests. However, we are hopeful that the issues have now started to be ironed out and families eligible for these vouchers should check both their inbox and junk mail folder. For those families who we have organised gift cards to deliver to them, we have now received the order for the 2nd week of the Easter break and we will look to deliver these to your address by the end of this week.
As we will no longer be providing hamper collections as organised prior to the Easter break, we have placed our latest order to cover the next 4 weeks. From the 20th April to the week beginning the 11th May inclusive. Eligible families should therefore receive an e-code for £60 for each child or multiples of.
Please make sure on receiving your e-code that you do redeem these by going to the Edenred website:
We will of course deliver this next batch of redeemed vouchers to those families where we have no current e-mail address as soon as possible.
Please be aware that these vouchers have an expiry date of 1 month.
Please contact your relevant Head of Year if you have any concerns or have not received the FSM vouchers you are eligible for. If you decide not to use the vouchers can you also contact your relevant Head of Year to confirm this in order that we can remove you from the ordering process. We will endeavour to resolve any issues as soon as possible.
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The Academy has today (13th May) placed its latest order for Free School Meal vouchers for eligible families. Parents should receive an email with an e-code to redeem their vouchers at a supermarket of their choice who are part of the scheme.
This latest order is to cover the next 4 weeks for those pupils in Yrs 7,8,9,11 and 13 - up to Friday 12th June. It is expected that emails from Edenred should arrive during the Week Beginning 18th May onwards depending on how quickly Edenred are able to process the order.
For those pupils in Years 10 and 12, this latest voucher order covers the next two weeks up to the Week Ending Friday 29th May. This order will be extended depending on what plans are put in place to enable pupils to return to the Academy following it's temporary closure as a result of Covid-19.
I am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. We are part of a highly successful trust called Tove Learning Trust (TLT) and have excellent collaborative networks across the trust. Staff really enjoy working at Rushden Academy and our high staff retention figures demonstrate this fully.
Team Rushden are on the cusp of something great, our results are rapidly improving and our intake numbers are increasing. Visitors are impressed when they visit our school commenting on the strong Team Rushden values permeating across all aspects of school life. We have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school.
We are proud of our achievements to date and regularly communicate this widely. There is a strong drive to excel in lessons and to behave respectfully towards each other and our community. We are proud of the curriculum that we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society but it also develops their imaginations.
Mrs Jane Burton,