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The JCB Academy Christmas Lunch

The JCB Academy Christmas lunch will take place on Friday, 14th December. MENU ~ Hot turkey and stuffing baguette with gravy ~ ~ Hot gammon and stuffing baguette with gravy ~ ~ Pigs in blankets with roast potatoes and gravy ~ ~ Vegetarian sausage and stuffing bap ~ All served with cranberry sauce on the side ~ Mince pie and …

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Admissions consultation for September 2020

The Governing Body of The JCB Academy is consulting its stakeholders and partners on a proposed change to its admissions arrangements from September 2020. Download the proposed admissions policy for September 2020 by clicking here. The policy contains three key amendments: A move to banding using the Cognitive Ability Test. An increase in the planned admission number for Year 9 …

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World Mental Health Day – Hello Yellow

As part of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) our Learner Support Team have been raising awareness of mental health issues with our learners. Through PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) lessons, delivered by The JCB Academy mentors, the focus has been on understanding and breaking down the stigma associated with mental health conditions compared with physical health needs. The main …

Early Closures

Over the course of the year it is at times necessary to send learners home before the scheduled finish for the day. On these occasions, the buses depart early to facilitate a range of activities at the academy. We recognise these can be problematic for parents and the following provides notice of the planned early closes for the remainder of …

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Class Charts

The JCB Academy understands the importance of communication and feedback about learners between parents and staff. We provide parents with regular feedback through mentors, progress reports, parent evenings, etc. and we are constantly looking for ways to improve this communication. To increase the frequency of our communication with parents we have recently introduced a new online system, Class Charts. Class …

Updated Transport Routes

We’ve recently updated our transport routes and this may include times and bus stop locations that could affect you. Please review the transport routes by clicking here.

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Harper Adams Residential Trip 2018

In the second week at The JCB Academy, new year 10 learners go to Harper Adams University in Shropshire for a one-week residential trip where they take part in a range of educational and leisure based activities. The classroom lessons involve PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic), English, mathematics, science and engineering. The engineering lessons, which are taught alongside Harper …

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2018 Annual Awards Evening

In July, The JCB Academy held its sixth annual awards evening to celebrate the achievements of over 45 students for Years 10-13 and Apprentices, for both academic and personal achievements. The awards event was held at JCB World Headquarters, where Lord Baker, presented the awards to the winning students. The individual awards were sponsored by some of The JCB Academy’s …

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Best Ever Set of Outcomes

Learners at The JCB Academy have gained outstanding results across the board achieving their best ever outcomes. The JCB Academy which specialises in engineering and business follows the ‘standard’ core curriculum, but learners also get to study engineering and business related subjects. And it’s in the core subjects as well that learners have achieved their best ever outcomes: 79% of …