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KEEG5048 smallI am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. This year the school celebrates its Ruby Anniversary; originally opening in 1977 as Chichele College for Girls, later in 1991 it amalgamated to become Rushden School, which later became Rushden Academy, as we know it today. On site you will find an outstanding ‘First Friends’ day nursery, a wonderful, vibrant environment where some of our pupils gain work experience. We also have our own Hair and Beauty Salon that is open to the public, our trainees gain first-hand experience and the results they gain are top class.

Performing Arts and PE are strengths of the school, they regularly showcase performances or coach youngsters in local schools. Following a recent Ofsted monitoring inspection where the inspector observed a performing arts rehearsal they wrote that ‘pupils of all ages and abilities engaged with enormous enthusiasm and enjoyment. The high standard of their performance reflected dedication, hard work and collaborative team spirit’.

We are proud of the curriculum we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society it also develops their imaginations. We are excited about our plans to further develop the extra-curricular provision and bespoke interventions our pupil’s access. Team Rushden produce weekly bulletins, reading through these you soon get a strong sense of our values and purpose, and also get to see many fantastic photos of our pupils in action in the extra-curricular activities we already offer.

As the Principal of Rushden Academy, I am determined that we will deliver our pledge of outstanding leadership, excellent teaching, exemplary behaviour and great learning.  Ofsted recently stated that ‘leaders are highly visible and extremely proactive in supporting staff and pupils, that leaders are completely involved in all aspects of the school’s work’(June 2017). In terms of the behaviour Ofsted commented that our pupils fully understood the rules, routines and values; that the anti-bullying charter was well understood and pupils commented that bullying was rare and pupils also commented that staff would deal with incidents swiftly and effectively. We do have a highly supportive pastoral system, which is focused on ensuring our pupils succeed and leave us as confident, articulate and aspirational young adults.

This year we appointed several pupil prefects, this is due to expand even further so that our pupil voice is very powerful and they continue to shape our continued improvements. Everyone in Team Rushden has a role and responsibility, we have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school. In Team Rushden we expect each member to be smart, respectful, hard-working and resilient and we are unwavering in our goal to be the best we can be. As the Principal I believe that it is our duty to ensure that every team member leaves Rushden Academy wiser, more fulfilled and ready to embrace new opportunities and take charge of their lives.

Our website aims to give you further insight into our values and purpose. However, to fully appreciate everything Rushden Academy can offer, I warmly invite you to come and see for yourself. I very much look forward to welcoming you and your family and speaking to you personally whilst touring the school.

Mrs Jane Burton

Principal
Rushden Academy

What a busy week, what a fantastic week, so incredibly proud of Team Rushden’s acheivements this week!

On Tuesday we had Year 10 sixth form taster day to give our Year 10’s an opportunity to see what new subjects are available along with other opportunities across TENC. The results in the sixth form are very good. We are ranked 3rd in the whole of Northamptonshire, so why wouldn’t they chose us?

Learning for Life day on Wednesday was busy with 42 business people visiting us and sharing information about potential careers. Our students fully embraced the advice being offered by all the companies, armed forces and businesses present. All our visitors were so complimentary about our pupils, they unanimously said our pupils were so well mannered, asked pertinent questions and were incredibly helpful. It is lovely to have such feedback which of course will be fed back to our students in their Head of Year briefing. There will be plenty of photos to see in this addition of the bulletin.

Firstly I have some very good news, the school is no longer in Special Measures. We are on the up and we will collectively continue to drive up standards. Just to put into perspective how busy this exam period has been Mrs Chambers shared these figures this week… Since May 14th our students have sat 3184 ‘real’ exams and 1693 mock papers (Yrs 9, 10 and 12) making a total of 4877 exam papers! I think Mrs Chambers, her team of invigilators, Mr Bocking, Heads of Year, the whole pastoral team, Mrs Lowe (our reprographics lead) all of our y9,10, 11 & 12 pupils, the teachers marking the papers, in fact let’s just say the whole of Team Rushden need to be congratulated on a their magnificent performance during the exam period.

This week I would like to share comments from some of our teachers….

What's On?

20 Nov
Addams Family Rehersals
20 Nov 2018 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
20 Nov
Year 7 Girls Basketball
20 Nov 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
22 Nov
Year 7 All Schools Rugby Festival @R&HRFC
22 Nov 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
27 Nov
Addams Family Rehersals
27 Nov 2018 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
27 Nov
Year 8 Boys Football (Astro)
27 Nov 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
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