Rushden Academy has a proven track record in successfully supporting trainee teachers on programmes leading to QTS and supporting NQTs through their induction year and beyond.

As a school with a strong and successful record for training new teacher to the profession, Rushden Academy works closely with School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers to provide full supported and mentored school placements.

Our current main provider is The Pilgrim Partnership but we have also worked with TeachFirst, TES and supported second placement trainees form other courses and providers.

For further information on teacher training opportunities with Rushden Academy, please contact Gail Brainwood, Director for Learning on 01933 350391 or by email:

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Recruitment Event

We will be holding a Recruitment Event on Monday 17th December. Our programme of activities will give you the chance to meet colleagues and look around our academy. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Miss J Neville

Head of Year 8 - Mrs M Blackmore (interim)

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 10 - Mrs A Gurnham

Head of Year 11 - Miss R Burrows

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Contact Information

Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We operate a Safer Recruitment policy and all personnel involved in regulated activity will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.