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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


Phone Issues

We are experiencing issues with our new phones.  If you cannot get through on 01785 333360, try our temporary number – 07585 188893.

If you are unable to contact us by phone, please email and we will get back to you.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Transport – September 2019

Monday 9th September on wards

Some routes have been recently amended. The updated routes will be available on South Staffordshire College’s website from 1st August.

Bus passes

Students will receive their bus pass during the first week of term. After this, a strict no pass, no travel policy will operate. Students MUST have their bus pass with them every day.

For further details, or any queries, please call the transport department on 01785 710598

Site Access – updated 21.12.18

From January, permanent access to the site for visitors will be via the Wolverhampton Drive entrance only. There will be 2 barriers in operation along the drive. The first barrier will be opened during peak times to allow the flow of traffic. The second barrier will remain as it is.  Outside of peak times, visitors will have to use the intercom to gain access to the site.

Admissions Consultation for September 2020

The School Admissions Code states that own admission authorities must consult on admission arrangements where changes are proposed OR every 7 years even if there has been no change.
The Rural Enterprise Academy is consulting on its admission arrangements as it has been 7 years since the Academy last consulted.
The Rural Enterprise Academy proposes adopting the same over subscription criteria as the Local Authority for 2020 admissions and will continue to use the Local Authority Coordinated Scheme for Admissions.  The closing date for applications via the coordinated process will remain as 31 January each year but late applications will still be considered if places remain available.

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Revised bus timetables from 10th September

Due to increased number of college students, the college transport department have had to revise the published bus timetables.

The revised timetables come into effect from Monday 10th September and can be viewed by clicking here: revised bus routes Sept 2018

Many routes and times have changed so it is advisable to check carefully. 

For queries regarding these changes, please contact the transport department on 01785 710598.


Latest edition of TREAT

Take a look at this 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 July 2018

Ofsted Report

Our Ofsted Report is now available.  Click on the following link to access the report The Rural Enterprise Academy Ofsted Report

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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