Welcome to Rushden Community Academy. This web site is designed to give some key information about our school and to provide a learning and communication tool for students, staff, parents and governors. However, it gives only a limited insight into the richness of our learning community. To us, education is about people and their growth in every sense. The best way to find out about our school is to visit us and talk to the people who make it so special; the students and staff who work tirelessly together to improve life chances for families in Rushden and Higham.
Our aim is simple. We want to give the young people in our care the best education possible. We believe that everyone can achieve, and our mission is to push levels of achievement ever higher To us, there are no limitations and no limits. Student performance has improved considerably over recent years, but we are setting our sights high. Excellent academic performance together with the development of body, mind and soul through a varied and relevant curriculum set the scene for a happy, successful and accomplished adult life. All of our children deserve this.
As an Education Fellowship Academy, we are very fortunate to be working within an experienced and successful team. Together we shall bring out the best in everyone. I look forward to meeting you
With kind regards
Mark Lester, Principal
College Tea Dance
The next Tea Dance will be held on Wednesday 19 June 2013 from 2.15pm to 4.15pm. Parking available on site from 1.50pm. For more information please call 01933 350391.
Rushden Rotary Club Awards
Over 100 guests including competition winners together with their parents, teachers and civic guests were invited to an awards ceremony held at RCC. The President of Rushden Rotary Club presented the Young Achiever Award to Shannon O'Dell Yr 13. Shannon was selected as the recipient of the award after impressing the judges with what appeared to be a modest application, but on interview was able to give more detail of her role as a young carer within the family home. She also carries out community work, organising and fund raising for her peer group.
Many congratulations to Shannon!
RAF Fly into College
Students from Year 9 received a 'flying' visit from the RAF Outreach Team, who are based at RAF Wittering as part of the Careers Programme.
The object of the session was to emphasise the importance of developing teamwork through trust and communication. Students were then given the opportunity to ask questions about life in the RAF and Career opportunities. On summing up the day, Squadron Leader MK Gavin said "I never fail to be impressed by the quality of students and the warm welcome with which we have been received".
Examination Timetable 2013