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Sixth Form Bursary Fund

The JCB Academy Sixth Form has a bursary fund available through the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for 16-18 year olds to provide assistance to learners whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. For further information please read The JCB Academy Sixth Form Bursary Fund Policy by clicking here To apply for the The JCB …


Ski Trip Overview

In February 2017, The JCB Academy are taking 60 learners skiing and snowboarding in Madonna di Campiglio in Italy as part of an annual skiing activity. We will be staying in the Hotel Villa Fosine in Pinzolo at the foot of the fabulous Dolomites. We will be producing a daily blog to keep you informed of the visit.

Holly Broadhurst

Former learner wins apprentice of the year

A former JCB Academy learner from Leek has been crowned the best in the country at the National Apprenticeship Awards. Holly Broadhurst who studied at The JCB Academy and also attended the sixth form, was named the Nuclear Decommissioning Site Licence Companies Higher and Degree Apprentice of the Year. The awards presentation was held at London’s Grosvenor House where Holly won the award …


Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos

Our first recommended book comes from our English Learning Manager, Szilvia Brakner. Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw Would you like to be transported back to the very beginning of the universe? Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw do just that; they put you on a trip around the observable universe and beyond with mind boggling explanations …

Rachel Plant - India Business Trip

India Business Trip – Day 5

The learners and staff had an amazing visit to JCB Ballabgarh followed by visiting a local school and a village nearby that has been supported by the Lady Bamford Charitable Trust. The plant is making 110 JCB Backhoes everyday to help improve their near 80% market share in India. The work being done in the school and village to increase …

India Business Trip – Day 4

What a truly amazing visit into “The Pink City” of Jaipur followed by seeing the amazing sites of the Amber Palace. To top it off, the only way we could get up to the palace was on the back of an elephant – oh go on then!

Taj Mahal

India Business Trip – Day 3

Well, the Taj Mahal is truly is one of the wonders of the world and we have all been in awe of its magnificent construction. The detail that has been put into this is unbelievable and to top it off it is perfectly symmetrical.

India Business Trip – Day 2

The learners have made it to Delhi and have received a very warm welcome from Moni & Anil who work at JCB India. Theyare travelling to Agra later on in the day to take in a cultural show before visiting the Taj Mahal tomorrow. “We have all been well and truly blown away by what we have seen so far …

India hotel

India Business Trip – Day 1

After an eight hour flight the plane wasn’t able to land in Delhi due to fog so we had to re-route to Nagpur and have been housed for the night in a very nice hotel nearby ready to commence again tomorrow on to Delhi.

Taj Mahal

India Business Trip – Introduction

On Friday 6th January, 12 of our 6th Form Business learners will embark on an amazing cultural journey to India. Once there they will get the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal, JCB India, PWC and take in many other life changing sights. I think it’s fair to say as school trips go this one is going to be pretty …