We have just selected our Arts Ambassadors who will now be part of a program designed to recognise and award students in the creative arts. These students are resilient, hardworking and creative role models for our faculty who will represent us at open evenings and other Arts events. They will also support KS2 students through transition workshops and advocate our practice and values at every opportunity.

Mrs A Owen

Head of Art Design & Technology

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Upcoming Year 9 Showcase

10 Jun 2019

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Standards of Uniform, Student Presentation and Behaviour

07 Jun 2019

Next week Mr Middleton and Mr Bocking will be leading assemblies as a timely reminder of the expectations surrounding uniform, in how students should present themselves at school with particular...

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Earlier School Gate Closure From Monday 1st July

06 Jun 2019

In preparation for September 2019 and the new school start time, we will begin closing the school gates at 8.30am. It is important that our current students are able to change...

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KS4 Student Leadership Application Pack

04 Jun 2019

Please find the link to the application pack for KS4 leadership positions below.  Click here for the application pack.

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The Best DJ Visit Ever

03 Jun 2019

On Friday afternoon before half term, we were privileged to welcome some top class DJs to our school hall who showcased their skills in a Roadshow performance for us. Future...

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Contacting Rushden Academy

24 May 2019

Email is a great form of communication, but expectations can become unmanageable regarding response times. Teachers’ days are very busy and it is not possible to respond to all requests within...

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TENC Higher Education Evening

16 May 2019

The East Northamptonshire College invites you to attend our Higher Education Evening Thursday 20th June 2019 6:30pm The Ferrers School We believe that it is important to involve parents in the higher education application...

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Rushden Beauty Queen up for Miss Teen Great Britain

14 May 2019

Francesca Tarbox, a year 11 student at Rushden Academy, is now in the semi-final for the Miss Teen Great Britain. This will see her competing against other teens across the...

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Rewards Trips 2019

09 May 2019

A total of 295 students with excellent attendance and behaviour have qualified to go on one of this years rewards trips on Friday 12th July. Invitations will be handed out...

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Big Purple Bus

06 May 2019

On Friday 3rd May Browns Books For Students visited the school in their purple double-decker bus. The bus is kitted out with scanners, pcs and bookshelves containing books from Primary...

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Proposal to change the timings of the school day

03 May 2019

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Rutland Water Visit

02 May 2019

On Wednesday and Thursday a group of year 9 boys visited Rutland Water to take part in Stem Workshop. Over the two days students participated in a range of activities...

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TENC 2019 Twilight Revision Sessions & BTEC Coursework Sessions

26 Apr 2019

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Day trip to France

25 Apr 2019

If you have been given a place on the day trip to France you will please need to complete the following documents attached.  These need to be returned to Mrs Brainwood...

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Year 13 Leavers Ball 2019

24 Apr 2019

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Drama Trip to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

05 Apr 2019

Year 9, 10 and Sixth form Performing Arts students attended a performance of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' yesterday in London . One student said how much...

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Year 11 Leavers Hoodies

05 Apr 2019

Year 11 Leavers Hoodies are now available for purchase. Please visit the link below to view the options available.  https://shop.leavershoodies.com/rushden-2019

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This Term in Science

04 Apr 2019

A busy and fun term in science with lots going on. Below is just a small selection of some of the activities student’s have enjoyed. Some year 7’s have been learning...

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Rushden's Got Talent Auditions

03 Apr 2019

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National Enterprise Challenge at Rushden Academy

29 Mar 2019

On Thursday and Friday, Rushden Academy welcomed in representatives from Ryman National Enterprise Challenge to work with our Y8 and Y10 students to create business campaigns. The days started with various...

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Uniform Matters - Back Jeans and Jean Like Material

29 Mar 2019

There continues to be a minority of students mainly at KS4 wearing black jeans to school. These are not acceptable as part of the agreed uniform standard. Over this next week, Heads of...

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Portrait Competition

27 Mar 2019

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East Northants Schools Working With Police

25 Mar 2019

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A Level Extended Project Qualifications

22 Mar 2019

The East Northamptonshire College (TENC) teachers were bowled over by our fabulous Year 13 EPQ students from all 3 schools who did their final presentations on Thursday morning. From heart...

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Careers @ Rushden Academy

22 Mar 2019

Yesterday morning saw students from Years 8-13 take part in the academies annual careers fair. The fair gave students the opportunity to talk with over 35 local and national employers...

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MK Apprenticeship Show

18 Mar 2019

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Year 12 students spent a day at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes learning about higher and degree apprenticeships. These are an increasingly popular...

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Grand Union Training Partnership Teaching Internship

14 Mar 2019

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Driving Safely in Rushden Academy Car Park

14 Mar 2019

A quick reminder that there is a speed limit of 5mph in the Rushden Academy car park, this is for the safety of all students, staff and visitors to our...

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TENC Visit to Pembroke College, Cambridge

12 Mar 2019

On Monday March 11th, a group of Year 12 students from the three TENC schools spent a most enjoyable and informative day at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. Following a really...

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Dance Trip to 'Move It'

11 Mar 2019

On 8th March, a group of 12 Year 9-11 Dance students attended ‘Move It,’ the world’s biggest dance event, at the Excel in London. It was a fantastic opportunity for the...

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Looking After Everyone

08 Mar 2019

The Mental Health Ambassadors at Rushden Academy meet in the HUB every Friday lunchtime and are there for anyone who wants to chat and get things off their chest. Students...

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Upcoming PTFA Easter Egg Bingo

07 Mar 2019

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DofE Update

05 Mar 2019

As Year 11 head towards their exams, those students who have been taking part in the DofE programme should be ensuring that their evidence and assessors reports have been uploaded...

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Aspen's Catering App

04 Mar 2019

Keep up to date with Aspens, Rushden Academy’s catering company, by downloading their app or looking at their website. The school code for the app is 58164801. Their lunch menu can...

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Momo Challenge: Guidance

04 Mar 2019

What's Momo? 'Momo' is an image of a scary, doll-like puppet. It's been reported that: Anonymous individuals are adding children and young people on Facebook and WhatsApp (an instant messaging service), using...

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Big Bang Silverstone

28 Feb 2019

This Wednesday 45 Year 9 students took part in the Big Bang event at Silverstone. The students had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities ran by...

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