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 …

Annual Careers Fair 2017

On 16th November we held our annual careers fair at The JCB Academy. We had 16 employers exhibiting in our marketplace and learners were invited into the hall to speak to them throughout the day. In the evening we had over 75 parents attend the marketplace and attend presentations by Mr. Stanmore, director of The JCB Academy Sixth Form, an …

Activity Week 2018 – On the trail of Shakespeare

On the trail of Shakespeare, the trip of a lifetime to Italy. The tour will take you around Verona, Venice and Lake Garda and the days are jammed packed with famous sights, activities, enjoying the beach and city tours. We will experience a ride on the famous Vaporetto in Venice, visit Juliet`s house in Verona, sample modern art in the …

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Holiday Reading

What is Mrs Brakner reading in the holidays? Many of our learners 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 learners 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

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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 …