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Latest Notices:

Year 9 Parents Evening – Thursday 1st March

Parents/carers of Year 9 students are invited to attend a consultation evening, with their child, to discuss progress with individual teachers on Thursday 1st March, 4.45 – 7.15 pm.

It would be helpful if you could advise your child of your preferred times and the names of the teachers you wish to consult as students are required to book appointments on your behalf.

The covering letter and appointment sheet can be viewed here: Year 9 Parents Evening appointment form

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 6th February

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides a wealth of resources for both schools and parents.  They have devised a pack for parents, just click on the link above to access all the resource,  but a small selection can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Safer Internet Day 2018 Factsheet

Safer internet start a conversation

It sometimes appears that, no matter how many times we educate pupils on safe use of the amazing technology that is the internet, some pupils still forget the key messages and put themselves at risk.  It is therefore very important that we all work together to guide and monitor young people, to ensure the key messages are repeated time and time again and not just on Safer Internet Day.

The Academy does, of course, operate filters that preclude access to sites that are deemed inappropriate. However, the vast majority of our pupils carry a hand held, powerful computer with them; that is their mobile phone. Again, most pupils have 3G or 4G on their phone and phone providers do not block sites so, whilst it may be impossible for pupils to access sites on a school devise or at home if you have appropriate filters, they can often access the same sites via 3G or 4G on their mobile phone. It is for this reason that educating pupils how to use the internet safely and parental monitoring of its use is so important.

Latest issue of TREAT

Take a look at last term’s edition of TREAT (our termly newsletter) for an insight into some of the exciting things that have been happening here at The Rural Enterprise Academy.

To view TREAT click here: TREAT Dec 2017

Absences and Fixed Penalties

As of 1st January 2018, a new Staffordshire Local Authority Code of Conduct for Issuing Penalty Notices is in place. A letter explaining this new code of conduct can be viewed here:   Absence letter

Performance Data

Click on the link below for our recent performance data:-

This is how the Academy compares against other Staffordshire schools:-

Welcome to The Rural Enterprise Academy!

We invite you to experience all that The Rural Enterprise Academy has to offer, including: a brand new campus, an exciting and engaging curriculum and access to all of South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus facilities.

Our aim is to educate, nurture and inspire future rural entrepreneurs. Whether our students want to work outdoors, look after our planet, or help to feed the nation – we grow talent!

We are sponsored by three businesses: Veolia, the National Farmers Union, and South Staffordshire College who will ensure our students can access the very best facilities, and are well equipped for the future, whether looking to move on to employment, or on to further training including higher education.

The registered address for The Rural Enterprise Academy is:

South Staffordshire College
Rodbaston Hall
Stafford Road
ST19 5PH
Tel: 01785 333360


Our Principal is: Lorraine Makin and the chair of the Board of Governors is Mr Graham Morley.  They can both be contacted at the above address.

Contact telephone number for the Trust is 01785 333360.

Find out more about the Rural Enterprise Academy partners:

VeoliaNFUSouth Staffordshire College
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