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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

Principal
Rushden Academy

This week has been exceptional! It started with the poor weather and a huge snow clearance from the site team to make sure our site was safe. We were determined to re-open, what with year 11 mocks and the pantomime we just could not wait another minute to get started. This week Father Christmas with his elves on a sleigh visited Stanwick collecting money for charity. It was very festive and the local residents donated generously. Our pupils once again gave up their time in freezing conditions to help others.

Thursday we had a visit from a local primary school to see this year’s panto, Puss in Boots, as ever a spectacular performance. Well done to Mrs Ede and the performing arts team; there were some fabulous performances from our pupils. On Thursday we also opened up the hall to the community for an annual Tea Dance, great dancing took place, our own Strictly come Dancing!

Next week it will be business as usual, I expect lessons to be focused and much learning to continue until the last moment on Wednesday. Pupils will be in lessons 1 to 4 on Wednesday, they will have lunch, then register with their form tutors before being dismissed at 2.10pm. Pupils will return on Thursday 4th January in the correct uniform please. Pupils will also be set homework so they don’t get too rusty over the 2 week period! However it is a time for family and rest so the homework situation should not be excessive.

Another productive week and fantastic progress being made. Year 7, 8 & 9 data is looking incredibly positive and the year 7 parents evening last night was a triumph. The pupil helpers were just amazing, they guided parents and kept teachers happy with drinks and biscuits, they were a real credit to the school and, all in all, it was a really positive evening.

Next week we start the Y11 mock exams, pupils have been preparing well and there is a real drive to succeed. Our year 11’s are hungry for success, it made me smile tonight as we were seeing our pupils off site safely I reminded a group of year 11’s about the power hour where they focus solidly on revision and prep, their response was never mind a power hour, it’s more like power 3 hours! Excellent comeback.

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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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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

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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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