The Rural Enterprise Academy is the first dedicated land-based free school in England. We opened our doors to our first learners on Wednesday 5th September 2012.
The Academy is a new and exciting free school which enables young people from the age of 14, to gain a broad education with traditional and essential qualifications such as English, Maths and Science, as well as the opportunity to link learning, wherever possible, to rural enterprise, environmental sustainability and land-based subjects.
Our purpose is to grow the business leaders and rural entrepreneurs of the future and our commitment is to support each and every learner to achieve their full potential.
We are sponsored by three world-class 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 Academy will provide inspiration, capture aspiration and will consistently encourage ambition whilst ensuring that students are supported appropriately in achieving and surpassing their aims.
The registered address for The Rural Enterprise Academy is:
South Staffordshire College
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.
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