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.
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.
The Rural Enterprise Academy Open Event takes place on Thursday 23rd March 2017
Based at the heart of South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus in Penkridge, The Rural Enterprise Academy are once again offering prospective learners and parents the opportunity to come and find out more about all the Academy has to offer at their open event.
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.
10 Downing Street reception celebrating the UK’s first Rural Enterprise Academy
Graham Morley, Chief Executive Principal of South Staffordshire College, has been afforded the highest recognition for his work, with an invitation from Prime Minister David Cameron to attend an official 10 Downing Street reception.
The Rural Enterprise Academy Welcomes Peer Of The Realm
The Rural Enterprise Academy were delighted to host a VIP recently when Lord Baker of Dorking paid them a visit.
Lord Baker wanted to see first-hand how students were taking full advantage of its newly refurbished Rodbaston Campus as well as looking around the newly opened Rural Enterprise Academy, for students aged 14 and up, based in the campus grounds.