Our aim at Rushden Academy is for every single student to leave us at the end of their school career ‘Ready to be their best’. We place great emphasis on the individual and believe that every child who enters the Academy should be given opportunities and encouragement in the many different aspects of School life whether that be Academic, Sporting, Artistic, Leadership or Technology. We expect many of our students will complete their journey towards higher education or employment in our thriving Sixth Form which offers a wide variety of courses as well as the opportunity to work alongside teachers and students from other local schools.

We are committed to ensuring our students can thrive in a safe and well organised environment, both during lessons and unstructured time. We expect our students to be well presented at all times and place great emphasis on teaching them to take pride in both their written and oral communication. We are a community school and expect our community to be able to be proud of us.


Our Values set out the key principles whereby Team Rushden will Achieve, Explore and Succeed.


Team Rushden


We Value:

  • Making smart decisions
  • Wearing our uniform with pride
  • Keeping the school environment smart
  • Smart work, smart presentation and being fully prepared for learning


We Value:

  • Diversity and difference
  • Respecting each others opinions
  • Treating others how we wish to be treated
  • Good manners as they cost nothing

Hard-working and Resilient

We Value:

  • The opportunities given to us
  • Independence and working out problems ourselves
  • Challenge to enable change
  • Never giving up

Team Players

We Value:

  • Others and what they can offer
  • Working together and encouraging everyone's contribution in order to achieve our aims
  • Co-operation and collaboration
  • Supporting and encouraging each other to do well


These values are student led and support our further core principles of:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Working hard to achieve excellence
  • Respecting others
  • Having fun and a good quality of life
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Humility, compassion and concern for others
  • Tolerance and forgiveness
  • Confidence to lead
  • Kindness
  • Courage to stand up for what we believe

These are the guiding principles of everything we do. They underpin our ambition for excellence and provide the touchstones for our everyday discussions, our focus on teaching and learning, and our collective approach to leadership and growth.

Rushden Academy
Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
t: 01933 350391
e: info@rushden-academy.net

Rushden Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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