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I am delighted to welcome you to our rapidly improving school, Rushden Academy. We are part of a highly successful trust called Tove Learning Trust (TLT) and have excellent collaborative networks across the trust. Staff really enjoy working at Rushden Academy and our high staff retention figures demonstrate this fully.

Team Rushden are on the cusp of something great, our results are rapidly improving and our intake numbers are increasing. Visitors are impressed when they visit our school commenting on the strong Team Rushden values permeating across all aspects of school life. We have built a culture where together, students and staff are united in transforming our school.

We are proud of our achievements to date and regularly communicate this widely. There is a strong drive to excel in lessons and to behave respectfully towards each other and our community. We are proud of the curriculum that we have on offer, not only does it deliver the content pupils need to excel in today’s society but it also develops their imaginations.

Our sixth form provision, The East Northamptonshire College (TENC), is shared with two local secondary schools, sharing our expertise not only at KS5 but also at KS4 with cross moderation and quality assurance systems. We also have an outstanding nursery onsite, which is open term-time only and many of our staff use this excellent provision for their children.

Mrs Jane Burton

Rushden Academy

Absolutely blown away again this week! It started with the success of Team Rushden in the Rotary Youth Speaking Competition, our sixth form students Jack, Gaby and Caitlin are now through to the Regional finals. This is a tremendous victory, beating steep competition across the County! Go Team Rushden, we wish you all the best and are very proud of you.

Then came the news that Ms Holmes was representing the school on radio Northampton discussing ‘Prison, Me? No Way!’ This was really successful and some of our pupils have been invited to discuss this further on Radio Northampton this weekend.

On Tuesday the school day was collapsed to have our Learning for Life day. We had 35+ visitors on site and they were so complimentary of our pupils. I am sure later in this bulletin you will see some cracking photos. I couldn’t sum it up better than an email I received this week:

"I just wanted to say a massive well done to those who organised yesterdays ‘Learning for Life day’. The whole day was absolutely excellent and the students were brilliant. Every session was really well delivered with the students’ welfare at the heart of each session."

Building work around site is well under way now and will continue throughout February so if you do have an appointment booked at the Hair & Beauty centre please do take extra care when on site.

Tove Trust have visited again this week, we are already making strong connections with Sponne School and have an amazing opportunity to learn from the best and gain resources to use. Team Rushden are absolutely determined to continue raising standards and firmly believe that team work is crucial, we want all our stakeholders to play a part in our journey to outstanding J2O. We have a vibrant student body that make decisions for our school and we want a larger parent forum who are willing to get involved in aspects of school decision making too. If you are interested in joining a parent forum please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Turning a school around takes time, last summer the Attainment 8 scores were much improved from a poor baseline, so more pupils gained a standard 4 GCSE (old C grade) than previous years. However, the government Progress 8 measure was not good, this means that pupils may have met a standard 4 but did not meet their target grades, which were higher.

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3 Oct
Year 6 into Year 7 Open Evening
03 Oct 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Rushden Academy

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01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mr C Smith (interim)

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

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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