DofE Gold Practice Expedition – Day 4

Congratulations to both teams for successfully completing their expedition! Great effort. Students continued to make their way north from Castell to Llandudno (enjoying fish and chips on the beach to celebrate). They are now looking forward to the assessed expedition in the Lake District at the end of July.

DofE Gold Practice Expedition – Day 3

A hard day at the office today! Both teams did extremely well to deal with another scorcher. They made their way north from Capel Curig through some very challenging terrain to Castell (nearly 15 km away). All of our students did well to work in their teams to successfully complete day 3 of their expedition. A big part of the …

Duke of Endinburgh Gold at The JCB Academy

DofE Gold Practice Expedition – Day 2

Learners at The JCB Academy have had another fantastic day in Snowdonia on their Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice expedition. The weather was incredible and they did extremely well to walk from Pen y Pass over the Glyders to Capel Curig.

DofE Snowdon

DofE Gold Practice Expedition – Day 1

We’ve had a fantastic first day in the mountains. We had two teams tackling Snowdon via different routes (team 1 ascended using the Rhyd Du path and descended using the Pyg track and team 2 ascended using the ranger route and descended using the miner’s path). Our students negotiated some very challenging terrain in varied weather. They demonstrated some excellent …

Academy learner takes part in Sleep Easy

Congratulations to one of our learners, Ben Penter, who recently completed the YMCA Derbyshire’s Sleep Easy annual fundraising event. Ben and his family raised more than £400 through being sponsored for their participation in the event. The YMCA have raised over £38,000 so far.   For further information on the event, visit

ski trip 2018

Launch of the 2019 Ski Trip

We have just returned from The JCB Academy’s 2018 ski trip and what a fantastic week it was. We took 50 students skiing to Hochfugen, Zillertal in Austria and had an amazing time. Students are still buzzing from the trip and already asking whether we are planning another one for next year. We are pleased to inform you that we …

sport relief 2018

Sport Relief 2018

On Friday, 23 March 2018 The JCB Academy took part in Sport Relief, with various activities to raise funds. Learners and staff participated in a cake sale, quiz, non-uniform and fitness challenge and managed to raise a total of £700.78.

Year 10 Induction Day Gets Underway

It’s our year 10 Induction day today at The Jcb Academy. Learners are taking part in lots of activities, including; assembling wooden models, building bridges and making a speaker in electronics.

Combined Cadet Force

Combined Cadet Force Field Day

The JCB Academy learners’ Combined Cadet Force cadets were invited to take part in a field day at Nesscliffe Training Area this week. The cadets took part in a variety of activities including fire and maneuver (with paintball guns) and setting up shelters in a harbour area. Three of the cadets were part of the winning team in the gun …

Y13 Business Learners visit to Switzerland – Day 2

Today our Year 13 A-Level Business Learners had a fantastic time at PWC as they demonstrated the way they as a company are diversifying the products and services they offer to their clients. Learners visited their experience centre where they are working in particularly innovative ways to solve the problems that their clients have and designing state of the art …