Jess Travers

GCSE Results 2019 – Destination Achievements

Learners at The JCB Academy have gained aspirational career destinations following their recent GCSE results. 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. The academy has a great reputation for its apprenticeship pathways and career guidance. This year is another testament to this with …

Oliver Clough

A-level Results 2019

A-level Results 2019 – Fulfilling Aspirations The JCB Academy Sixth Form has once again fulfilled the aspirations of its learners by creating opportunities through its partnerships with businesses and universities. Jim Wade, Principal at The JCB Academy, said: “The JCB Academy was delighted that learners achieved fantastic results this year. In the Advanced level subjects for year 13 learners, 50% …

Learner Support at The JCB Academy

Nearly half a million children** in the UK have no one to speak to at school when they are experiencing feelings of sadness or worry. In a recent YouGov survey 1 in 10 (10%) children said they have no one to talk to in school when they are worried or sad. More than one in four (26%) also said that …

Year 11 Prom Night

View the Year 11 Prom night photos on our Google Photos page by clicking here.

Activities Week 2019

Learners at The JCB Academy are currently enjoying activities week. They get to pick from a selection of activities over a three day period. There are overseas trips to Spain and Austria, an outdoor adventure based activity at Edge Adventures in Shropshire, activities within the academy and local trips such as Alton Towers. The learners have arrived safely in Austria …

Year 9 Induction Days

Today our new Year 9s are experiencing their second induction day at The JCB Academy. Over the two days learners will sit an English and maths test and take part in various groups activities. Activities include an escape room in English where learners will have to solve English related tasks and their first experience in engineering where they’ll use the …

Women into Engineering 2019

Over 250 pupils from 44 primary school across Staffordshire and Derbyshire came to The JCB Academy over four days in June to participate in a variety of fun, informative and interactive challenges as part of the academy’s annual ‘Women into Engineering’ event. The event is part of ‘Women into Engineering’, a UK initiative to raise the profile of women in …

Pedal Power Smoothie

JCB Academy Y10 learner Lucas Wright makes his own smoothie using peddle power.

Mental Health in Schools

Nearly half a million children** in the UK have no one to speak to at school when they are experiencing feelings of sadness or worry. In a recent YouGov survey 1 in 10 (10%) children said they have no one to talk to in school when they are worried or sad. More than one in four (26%) also said that …