Our sixth form combines the strengths of the three schools Ferrers, Huxlow and Rushden, who work together post-16 to offer a wide range of courses and opportunities to all students in the East Northamptonshire area. 

We have an excellent tradition of examination success in A2, AS, BTEC and applied courses. We are proud of our students outstanding achievements. We feature in the Independents Top 100 Comprehensive Schools at A Level and are listed in The Northamptonshire Telegraph as one of the Countys top providers at A Level. 

However, we strongly believe that being in the sixth form is not just about gaining academic qualifications. All our students follow a wide-ranging PSHE, careers, general studies and an enrichment programme and we are proud of our national recognition for post-16 citizenship, enabling all our Year 12 students to play an active role in the community. Social activities, residentials, public speaking, peer mentoring, work experience, university visits, theatre trips and sporting competitions are a few examples of the things our students have taken part in this year. 

Whether you choose to join us for one, two or even three years, we aim to provide you with a high quality education to suit your needs. We firmly believe that students who choose to study here will enjoy their time with us, and will feel valued, challenged and supported in their ambition to achieve the best they can. We offer all the advantages of being in a supportive school sixth form coupled with the challenges of a large and vibrant Academy community. 

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Head of 6th Form: Mr P Chapman

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Deputy Head of 6th Form: Mrs A Owen

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Administrator for 6th Form: Mrs J Steele 

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The East Northamptonshire College

Mrs E Brooker
Director of The East Northamptonshire College

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Mrs C Edden 

PA to The East Northamptonshire College

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Sixth Form Curriculum

Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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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.