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Macmillan coffee morning


We are holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning, albeit a day early, on Thursday 28th September for students and staff.

So dig out your aprons, mixing bowls and wooden spoons and get mixing, beating,rolling, baking, filling and icing!

All kinds of cake or biscuits will be gratefully received, sold and eaten – all in support of the amazing charity Macmillan Cancer Support.




Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming to our school on 26th September 2017 until 3rd October 2017.  Year 9 parents will also have the opportunity to purchase books at the parents evening on 28th September 2017.

For every book sold at the fair we can earn FREE BOOKS for our classrooms and library.  Every penny counts, so in the meantime, take a look at some of the great offers, starting from just £2.99. You can browse the books and offers before the fair by logging on to The Rural Enterprise Academy’s Scholastic Book Club at Students will also have the opportunity to purchase or order the books at break times.

We will be asking for volunteers to help with advertising, keeping accounts and events co-coordinating to make sure the fair runs smoothly. This is a great opportunity for your child to show their business flair and gain experience so please encourage them to apply or ask for further details from Mrs Gregory.

Transport from Monday 18th September onwards

The bus timetables have been revised, resulting in many of the routes, pick-up points and times being changed.

The revised timetable is effective from Monday 18th September and can be viewed here. Bus routes: from 18th September 2017

Please note, some routes will continue to be served by a South Staffs College minibus but others will be served by outside contractors (JKT, PD York , Majestic, Coastal Liners or Trent Travel). A card will be displayed in the windscreen stating Rodbaston and the route number.

It is advisable to arrive at the bus stop 5-10 minutes before the time stated on the timetable.

Bus passes have not yet been processed, but should be ready within the next couple of weeks. Once passes have been distributed it is expected that students carry it with them for all journeys.

Any queries regarding the transport should be directed to the Transport Department on 01785 710598.


Take a look at this term’s issue of TREAT to get a taste of some of the things that have been happening this term.

A copy of TREAT July 2017 can be viewed here: TREAT July 2017

Holidays in Term Time and Leave of Absence Requests

From September 2003 amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 removes reference to family holidays and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of 10 school days.
The amendments make it clear that the Principal may not grant any leave of absence in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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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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