Why join us?

The Rural Enterprise Academy is a truly unique secondary rooted in a safe rural setting just south of Penkridge, Staffordshire. We engage in a full and challenging environmentally focussed curriculum across key stages 3 and 4. From September 2022 we are delighted to be admitting 60 students into Year 7 and a further 60 into Year 9. From September 2022 we will be admitting to Year 7 only, unless there are spaces available in other year groups.

Our learners study a broad and balanced curriculum, based upon the national curriculum, but with a specific environmental focus throughout. They are able to study through a blend of indoor and outdoor learning across our specialist campus with access to fantastic facilities such as a fishery, horticulture facilities and equine centre. We offer a wide range of qualifications at BTEC and GSCE backed up by a comprehensive careers guidance programme.

Students will join us for either Year 7 or Year 9 and will stay with us for their secondary education to Year 11. From this point many students will choose to join our Academy Trust’s sixth form provision based at Wolgarston High School or move into specialist learning or apprenticeships at college.

We are running a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 1 October at 6pm with a chance to see a video tour of the school, hear from our Principal and meet our staff and explore what makes The Rural Enterprise Academy truly unique. This event is suitable for students looking to join in Year 7 or Year 9.

If you have any specific questions you would like to ask us relating to an application, please use the form below. Please note all applications for places must be made via the Local Authority. Find out more on the Admissions Process Explained page of this website.

Please explore the rest of the website to find out more about our community of learners. Why not visit our Alumni page and hear what former students have to say?

We look forward to showing you our school.