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Christmas Window Display for St. Michael’s Church

Learners and staff at The JCB Academy have produced and assembled a nativity scene for this years window display at St. Michael’s Church, Rocester. The scene is made from acrylic which was laser cut at the academy and then assembled on site by students. The scene also uses a back-lit LED multi-coloured strip light.

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Christmas Themed Afternoon

This afternoon at The JCB Academy, some of the extension activity groups got into the Christmas spirit. The craft and textiles group made decorative cakes and biscuits, whilst the book-club made snowmen from library books.

Formula 1 Driver, Lance Stroll Visits The JCB Academy

Today at The JCB Academy, learners got a chance to meet the Formula 1 driver, Lance Stroll. Canadian born Lance is currently driving for Williams and is 12th in the world driver standings. In 2017 he became the second-youngest driver to finish an F1 race on the podium and the youngest to do so during his rookie season. Learners at …

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The JCB Academy Combined Cadet Force Passing Out Parade

Learners from The JCB Academy have recently completed their Combined Cadet Force (CCF) basic training with a passing out parade. The JCB Academy introduced its CCF unit in September 2017, offering learners a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. The aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership, and self-discipline. The 30 learners from The …

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Apprentice of the year award for another former sixth form learner

A former JCB Academy learner from Mickleover, Derbyshire has been crowned the best in the Midlands at this year’s regional EEF Future Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year Award. Ashley Hopwell, who studied at The JCB Academy Sixth Form, was awarded the award for the Midlands region in the higher apprenticeship category and will now go through to the UK national …

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IT learners at The JCB Academy Sixth Form visit Fujitsu

Information Technology learners at The JCB Academy Sixth Form visit Fujitsu. The Y13 IT learners have recently visited Fujitsu Solihull Park to help support the understanding of networks and online business. The learners have covered all the topics for their exam that will take place in January but are required to show examples to support their answers. Fujitsu has a …


Rugby – The JCB Academy vs Chellaston Academy

The JCB Academy U16 rugby team traveled to Chellaston Academy, Derby for our third fixture of the term, and the bus certainly had an air of optimism. A very positive yet frustrating game, JCB enjoyed the bulk of the possession with phase after phase of recycled ball but a very disciplined defence saw our efforts constantly thwarted, with Chellastons first …

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The JCB Academy Sixth Form learners receive Duke of York awards

Learners from The JCB Academy received the Duke of York Award for Technical Education from HRH The Duke of York on 6th November 2017 at St James’s Palace. The Award recognises the success of learners who have pursued highly technical subjects including engineering, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and computer science. It reflects the unique specialist education young people receive at …

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Sixth form open evening – 22nd January 2018

We are pleased to announce our last a sixth form open evening for our 2018 student intake. We are holding the event on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. For further information and to book online, please visit our open evening page by clicking here

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Michelin – Engineering Apprenticeships

The Company is seeking to develop an Engineering Apprentice in August 2018 to be based at the Stoke Industrial site. The learning programme is operated in conjunction with the JCB Academy and combines both the theoretical and practical elements of study and work-placed knowledge development. The apprenticeship is expected to be between 3 and 4 years in length and the …