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Holiday Reading

What is Mrs Brakner reading in the holidays? Many of our students know that I am (Mrs Brakner) reading Forces of Nature by Professor Brian Cox. Not a typical English teacher`s choice I hear you say. Yes, I agree, it is a far-cry from the fictional worlds of films, comics and novels that I am comfortable with. Or… is it? …

Fundraising Rag Week

Last week the students at The JCB Academy had a fundraising Rag Week, raising money for two of their chosen charities; Midlands Air Ambulance and Teenage Cancer Trust. Fundraising activities included: bake-off challenge & cake sale, 3-legged race & 5-a-side football and non-uniform day. In total they raised £705

Sir Ben Ainslie at The JCB Academy

Sir Ben Ainslie Visits The JCB Academy

Four-times Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Sir Ben Ainslie recently visited The JCB Academy in Rocester to give an inspirational talk about his sailing career. As well as talking about his Olympic success – which saw him win four consecutive golds between 2000 and 2012 in Laser and Finn class races – Sir Ben also answered questions from …

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Rugby – The JCB Academy vs Trentham High School

Trentham High School 45 – JCB Academy 25  The JCB Academy’s U16 boys second rugby match of the season was an away trip to Trentham High School. Another great afternoon of rugby and it was easy to see the boys starting to settle with each other and was reflected with steals against the head in both the lineout’s and the …

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Science Technician – vacancy

£8,659-£9,819 per annum part-time (21 hours per week over five days) term time only You will assist the Lead Science Technician in supporting the use and development of practical resources and facilities, including the provision of guidance and support in meeting the practical requirements of the science curriculum. You will also, under appropriate supervision, provide technical support to the science …

Year 12 Induction

It’s a busy day today at The JCB Academy with the new intake of year 12 students starting. The new students start the day off with a welcome by the academy principal Jim Wade and director of sixth form, Paul Stanmore. Students will then be assigned laptops, ID badges and email accounts and get to know each other with a …

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Harper Adams Residential – 2017 – Overview

Throughout the week the new year 10 students took part in a range of educational and leisure based activities. The classroom lessons involved PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic), English, maths, science and engineering. The engineering lessons, which were taught alongside Harper Adams lecturers included vehicle configuration, traction and power, steering and suspension and chassis design. Engineering lessons The students …

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Harper Adams Residential – 2017 – Day 1

The new year 10 students have set off today for Harper Adams University in Shropshire where they’ll spend the next five days getting to know their fellow students and staff. They’ll also get their first engineering project, the Harper Adams Challenge. Day one consists of a nice and easy day; leaving the academy by coach at around 9am, arriving at …

Year 10 induction

Welcome to our new year 10 students

The new year 10 students at The JCB Academy are having a couple of induction day’s this week, followed by a one week residential at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. Whilst at Harper Adams they’ll get to know fellow students and staff and also work on their first engineering project, the Harper Adams Challenge.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 2017

    This year The JCB Academy will be running the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The DofE Award consists of a challenging programme of activities, which will allow students to learn new skills, help others and experience adventure. The Award also provides students with a great sense of achievement and has an emphasis on both …