A Touching Tribute

Learners at the JCB Academy have created a unique roll of honour for the fallen of the two world wars to launch the 2016 Staffordshire poppy appeal. Learners were asked to research the heroic exploits of servicemen in their families who died in the two conflicts. The service men’s details were then engraved onto purpose made red acrylic poppies that …

Harper Adams 2016

Harper Adams University Residential – 2016

When our new year 10 learners come to The JCB Academy one of the first things they do is a one week residential trip to Harper Adams University in Shropshire. 198 learners went on the trip this year, where they get to know each other, their house staff and adapt to the rules, routines and expectations of The JCB Academy. Learners also receive an introduction to …

Duke of York awards

Duke of York Awards 2016

Technical talent gets royal recognition Learners from The JCB Academy in Rocester, Staffordshire, received the Duke of York Award for Technical Education from HRH The Duke of York, with many of the learners attending the ceremony at St James’s Palace. The Award recognises the success of University Technical Colleges (UTC) learners who have pursued highly technical subjects including engineering, health …

perspex poppies

North Staffordshire Poppy Launch

The JCB Academy have been chosen to launch the North Staffordshire poppy appeal. Learners at The JCB Academy have been working on producing commemorative poppies which relate to a family member or surname they have a connection to. The poppies (over 400 in total) were produced at the academy, laser cut from red perspex and then engraved with soldiers details. …

daniel caines

Six Keys to Success with Sky Sports

20 learners from The JCB Academy have recently worked on self esteem and motivation through Sky Sports’ Six Keys to Success programme.  Learners benefited from a half an hour motivation and inspiring story from the athlete mentor Daniel Caines. The six keys to success are designed to help young people develop valuable life skills that will help them in and outside …

mrs norcup selfie

WEX Selfie Competition

Open to all Year 11 & 13 learners at The JCB Academy Student Support are running a ‘selfie’ competition for all learners on work experience placements this October. We want to recognise all our placement providers and the fantastic opportunities they offer our learners. What to do… 1. Get permission from your placement provider. 2. Take a selfie that shows where …

U16 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs The de Ferrers Academy

With a fresh outlook on the season we have taken on a coach from Burton Albion for our U16 football programme. A tough first game for The JCB Academy U16 against The de Ferrers Academy, Burton upon Trent. A well drilled side with a good history, an unsettled start allowed us to go down 2-0 early on and the score line …

U16 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs Thomas Alleynes

In our second U16 football match The JCB Academy team looked a lot more organised, having a little more time to build on the squad. A great start against Thomas Alleynes got us a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes. Thomas Alleynes battled back but we held the scoreline into the break. The second half saw Thomas Alleynes pinch one …

The JCB Academy U18 football team

U18 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs Taylor High School

The JCB Academy U18 football got underway this week with an away game vs John Taylor high School in Barton under Needwood. Expecting a big defeat as our lads were aware of their Derby/Burton academy players, their previous success and their time to work as a team over the last few years… It was like Man United against Stoke City, …

Josh Partridge, learner at The JCB Academy

A Level Results – Josh Partridge

It’s not just about engineering at The JCB Academy, Josh Partridge from Mickleover in Derby gained an A* in English literature as well as a B in business studies and a C in mathematics. Josh said: “I’m extremely pleased with all my results and looking forward to studying international business at Manchester University with a year in America.”