The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 3

It’s day 3 at the Edge Adventure Activities, starting the morning off with clout archery and a variety of team building challenges. The ‘blind-line’ team building consisted of three groups competing against each other. The activity took place in the woodland with all learners blindfolded. The learners then had to follow a guide rope through and over obstacles, indentifying objects …

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 2

Day 2 started with breakfast at 9am and the first round of activities starting at 10am. Segway, Sniper Shooting, Mountain Boarding and Climbing. After the evening meal we set off for ten-pin bowling for more competing.

The Edge Adventure Activities 2017 – day 1

23 learners and six staff left the academy at 8:45am Monday 10th July. Arriving at the activity centre at around 10:30, learners and staff chose their bunks and unpacked their bags. After a brief welcome from the Edge staff we were set for our first round of activities, Archery, Zip Wire and Jacobs Ladder. Breaking for lunch at 1:30pm and …

Activity week 2017

It’s activity week at The JCB Academy where the year 10 learners get to choose from a range of activities. These activities include a water sports break in Spain, a day trip to Alton Towers and a week at The Edge Adventure Activities, based in Shropshire. Check out our daily blog from The Edge Adventure Activities.

BMW i8 at The JCB Academy

Functional Skills Literacy – Progressive Engineering Project 2017

Student Support at The JCB Academy have up with BMW Stratstone at Derby to put on the Progressive Engineering Project for the academies Functional Skills Literacy learners. The learners firstly researched the BMW i8 and compared this with other sports cars on the market. They then designed their very own hybrid sport car for the competition. During the finally of …

ryman national enterprise challenge

Ryman National Enterprise Challenge 2017

Ryman National Enterprise Challenge The JCB Academy will be taking part in the Ryman National Enterprise Challenge on 26th June 2017. The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge is a full day enterprise programme open to all secondary schools in the UK. Working in teams of six The JCB Academy year 10 learners will work on real life business challenges, which are …

Blue Arrow recruitment

Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeships – APPLY NOW

Blue Arrow are recruiting for Manufacturing Engineers at JCB. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will work at one of JCB’s business units where you will develop the practical knowledge and hands on experience to become a manufacturing engineer. For further information and to apply please visit

The Staffordshire County Schools Championships

Staffordshire Schools AA Track and Field Championships. Two JCB Academy learners recently qualified to compete in the The Staffordshire County Schools Championships on Saturday 10th June 2017 at Northwood Stadium. Congratulations to both Tom Benfield (Y11) and Tommy Cheadle (Y10). Tom won the pole vault competition with a jump of 3.25m and Tommy came 5th in the Javelin competition with …

JCB Academy 2017 football team

The JCB Academy Football Team Win The Double

During this season we have taken part in the Staffordshire Moorlands League and Cup, earlier in the season we picked up some great wins to accelerate our potential success. Due to the league being split into two groups, and the two teams getting through to the cup final, it was decided by the ‘Staffordshire Moorlands Schools Sports Association’ to play …

Open day 2017

2017 Open Day

We are pleased to announce that we have opened our booking registrations for our 2017 open day. Please click here to visit the booking form page. Our 2017 open day is on Saturday 7th October.