•The Chief Executive Office, Carolyn Robson, is a National Leader of Education and received a CBE for services to education in the Queen's New Year's Honours in January 2013.
•The academy became one of the first 100 National teaching schools in 2011.
•Rushey Mead was one of the "Twelve outstanding schools" in the 2009 Ofsted publication, subtitled "Excelling against the odds".
•Rushey Mead is a Challenge Partners hub academy, leading a consortium of more than 20 local primary and secondary schools to share best practice, undergo peer review and influence the national direction of education.
•The academy is a centre for Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)and so takes responsibility for training the next generation of teachers.
Our students enjoy coming to academy as attested by our average attendance rate of 97%. We are well supported by our parents who are keen for their children to achieve highly and progress to higher and further education.
Rushey Mead achieves excellent results for students in terms of attainment as compared to national averages, and of progress from KS2. For many years, the academy has exceeded the national average for the percentage of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths and more recently, for the percentage achieving English and maths. The value added by the academy to students’ achievements and the progress they make is consistently positive and well above national average, placing the academy in the top eight per cent of all schools nationally.
Our curriculum is broad, rich and ambitious, enabling each student to develop their voice, talents and abilities. This year, we have adopted the work of Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck on growth mindsets which emphasises the enormous potential that each individual has if they embrace challenge and feedback.
Our ethos, vision and values are encapsulated in MAP D (Make A Positive Difference) and RMA (Respect, Manners, Attitude). Through this work and work in classrooms, British Values permeate the academy and are a lived reality.
The staff, students and families at Rushey Mead work together to support each learner, making sure they have every opportunity to achieve. We hope that by the time our students leave us they will be successful, confident and equipped with the skills to Make A Positive Difference to themselves, their families and the wider world.