When you arrive to Rushden Academy, we need to see how well you can perform in all aspects of PE so that we can decide which groups you would work best in. To do this, we give you a number of challenges to see you solve problems, work as a team and independently as well as perform key physical skills like run, catch, jump and throw. Once we have done this we aim to give you experience of as many different activities as possible to develop all of the characteristics of good PE students. This means that you change activity regularly and use a variety of different spaces including the Gym, Sports Hall, Fields and Fitness Suite. Current activities that our year 7 students take part in include Badminton, Basketball, Football, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Rounders, Tennis, in fact anything that involves Physical Activity!

Supporting your Child

Know your child’s timetable and which days of the two week rotation that they need to bring their full PE kit.  Promote physical activity on regular occasions and emphasise that Physical Education is a compulsory part of your son or daughter’s learning in school.  Also be aware that extra curricula clubs are offered to ALL students on most days at lunchtime and after school.

Head of Department: Mr B Street

Head of Department: Mr B Street

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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 S Finney

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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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.