The JCB Loadall Challenge

Learners from year 10 are currently undergoing sessions with JCB Graduates which run alongside the JCB Challenge. Learners have to buy and sell components to build their Loadall machine, components are valued according to how environmental and sustainable they are.  The learners are then asked to design and construct a cab using cardboard, plastic straws and a glue gun. The construction …

consultation image

Year 9 Consultation

The Governing Body of The JCB Academy is consulting its stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements from September 2018. Currently The JCB Academy recruits 198 learners at age 14 across 4 local authorities.  The proposal is to recruit 66 learners (one third of the intake) at 13 (start of year 9) and to recruit the …

Reading competition

Christmas reading challenge

Szilvia Brakner, The JCB Academy’s English Learning Manager, is organising a school reading/photography competition. The rules: Take a picture of yourself or ask your friends or family members to do it for you while you are reading a book in an unusual setting/position/circumstance Take care and be safe while you are getting your picture taken There will be a prize …

Sixth form open evening image 600px

Sixth Form Open Evenings

We are delighted to announce that due to popular demand we are arranging three open events in late January 2017, each event will be dedicated to one of our pathways; Engineering, Business or traditional A-levels. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and to speak to relevant subject staff following short presentations. Open Days: Engineering 30th January 2017 Business 31st January 2017 A …

website design

Free websites for voluntary and community groups

The long school hours at The JCB Academy are more like business hours, rather than most schools but learners and staff are rewarded every Wednesday afternoon for their hard work, when they have the chance to all participate in one of the academy’s extension activities: Go-karting, Airsoft, Hair and Beauty, Robot Building, Photography, Golf, Ten Pin Bowling, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon …

basic household plumbing course

Evening Course – Basic Household Plumbing

We are running a short evening course at The JCB Academy for over 16s in Basic Household Plumbing. It will run on Tuesday evening, 6-9pm on 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st January 2017. The course will be split into theory/practical sessions which include: Theory: Systems in domestic property Indentifying systems and components Basic plumbing techniques Practical: Pipe jointing Pipe bending …

The JCB Academy netball team

Netball Tournament Achievements

During the past few weeks The JCB Academy netball team have participated in a number of tournaments including matches at Endon High School and The Cheadle Academy. We had recently been promoted from the B league to the A league, so this then gave us a challenge and helped us improve our teamwork and communication when playing. When we played …

pudsey

We Raised £817.58

At The JCB Academy on Friday 18th November we raised money for Children in Need by having a Pull a Digger event and a cake sale day. The learners and staff raised £817.58 which is a record amount for the academy, one that we’ll aim to beat next year. Thank you to everyone who took part and also United Biscuits who …

bbc_children_in_need

Pull a Digger

Friday 18th will be JCB Pull a Digger charity event for Children in Need. The event, organised by The JCB Academy sixth form learner, Jade Aubrey, will involve a challenge in which a group of either six staff or six learners trying to pull a digger over a set distance as fast as possible. The team that pulls it in …

Photograph of cat by Chole Pickin

Photography Extension Activity

As you may know, on a Wednesday afternoon we all take part in an extension activity (EA). One of those EAs is photography, yesterday we went out and about in the first session and then we set up some studio lighting in a classroom for the second session. One of the EA learners, Chloe Pickin has taken some great photographs, one of …