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Welcome to the Rural Enterprise Academy.

Lorraine Makin - Principal

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.

Lorraine Makin


Year 11 timetable – mock exams (March-May)

From Monday 26th March, Year 11 students will be taking a series of mock exams as part of the final preparations for the external examinations in May and June. The timetable for the mock exams can be viewed by here: mock exams March-May 2018

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

The Rural Enterprise Academy Open Event takes place on Wednesday 24th January 2018

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.

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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.

Kudos is accessible online and we are encouraging the use of it at home to involve parents with the important decisions your child has to make about their future options.

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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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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.

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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.

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