Welcome to the Rural Enterprise Academy.
As the Principal of the new Rural Enterprise Academy, I would like to welcome you to our website. Here you will be able to find out everything that is happening at the Academy, including forthcoming events and the latest news, together with helpful information for learners and their parents/carers.
We have recently moved into the first phase of our new Academy building, staff and students are delighted with the quality of our environment. Next spring the second phase will be completed; this will include an additional suite of teaching rooms as well as a sports hall. Sited in the grounds of South Staffordshire College there can be few schools in the county that enjoy a more beautiful environment. Wherever possible students take advantage of the excellent facilities from the zoo to the land.
If you would like to know more please come to one of our open events where you can meet staff and current pupils.
Year 10 revision guides
Earlier in the year there was an opportunity to purchase Science revision guides for Year 10 students through the Academy. We are pleased to be able to repeat the opportunity but with the addition of French, Geography and Business Studies.
The order form can be viewed here Year 10 revision guides
The use of a revision guide specific to their course would be hugely beneficial towards the final year of GCSE work. We expect the guides to be delivered before the end of the summer term therefore allowing students to keep up with some revision during the summer holidays!!
10 mile Charity Walk on Cannock Chase
On Tuesday 4th July students are taking part in a 10 mile sponsored walk on Cannock Chase to raise money for Barnardo’s, The Teenage Cancer Trust and resources for the Academy.
All students are encouraged to participate and collect sponsorship, which can be done through the Just Giving website https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trea2017
Students will be registered in school, as normal, and return in time for the buses home. As they will be out all day, students will need to bring sufficient drinks, snacks and a packed lunch. Suitable clothing must be worn, especially good walking shoes and, dependent on the weather, waterproofs or sunscreen.
Please return the reply slip, along with £5 to cover the cost f transport, to the Academy by Friday 30th June.
A copy of the letter and reply slip can be found by clicking here Charity walk letter
TREAT – latest issue
The latest edition of our newsletter, can be viewed by clicking here TREAT
We had a busy term last term. To find out about some of the interesting things our students were involved in take a look at our newsletter (TREAT).
To view last term’s newsletter please click here.
As part of the careers guidance and education programme we deliver at The Rural Enterprise Academy your child has access to Kudos, the latest program from CASCAID.
Holidays in Term Time and Leave of Absence Requests
Fresh talent grown locally. The Rural Enterprise Academy Tours
Is your son or daughter currently in year 8? Do you think they would benefit from new surroundings and a unique curriculum as they progress into year 9? Why not book a tour of the Academy? Please ring Sarah Walker, Business Manager, on 01785 333360 to book an appointment.
Academy Students Visit Veolia Headquarters
The Rural Enterprise Academy Celebrates Success of Free Schools with Prime Minister
Lorraine Makin, School Principal of the Rural Enterprise Academy at Rodbaston, visited Lancaster House in London for a reception celebrating the success of free schools across the country.
UK’s First Rural Enterprise Academy Gets ‘Good’ Grade from Ofsted
The Rural Enterprise Academy, the UK’s first and only free school dedicated to the land-based sector, has received a major boost with a ‘Good’ rating from its Ofsted report in its Overall Effectiveness summary and also in every major category from Achievement of Pupils and Quality of Teaching to Behaviour and Safety of Pupils and Leadership and Management.