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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

Wishing you a very warm welcome back after a baking hot summer, in fact the hottest on record. Talking records I am thrilled to say that this summer Team Rushden’s results were tops! I hope that you saw the announcement in the local paper, if not it is on our website, take a look because we have named our top performing pupils both for progress and attainment. The BBC reported that Nationally the results in English for grade 4 (a standard C) is up 0.5% to 66.9%, here at Rushden Academy our year 11s achieved 78.5%! Apparently, Nationally girls do better than boys, here at Rushden the boys actually did better. There were some amazing individual results, one pupil with targets of standard 6 actually achieved standard 9’s in nearly every subject, we are so very proud of him and all our year 11 achieved.

I hope that you have had a good week, we have, but I am not convinced that we will be able to demonstrate just how busy it has been in this edition!

To start the week we had our final year 6 into y7 day. Our Year 7 helpers and student librarians were a real credit to the school. So thank you. The new year 7s were STAR tested ready for September and every class were very well-behaved and impressed their new teachers, so a great start.

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

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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