Academy News

Anti-Bullying Week

During Anti-Bullying Week, students were involved in a number of competitions to promote Anti-Bullying at Rushey Mead. This is really important to all of us at school, and links to our core value of Rushey 1 – Be Kind, a simple but clear message to all that bullying will not be tolerated at our school. There were some exceptional entries by students from all year groups, but after much deliberation our winner was Vanita 10MEM.  Vanita produced and sang about Anti-Bullying; it was amazing! Well done Vanita! She chose the prize of a £10 Amazon voucher.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 2019

In September, 60 Year 10 students completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition, spending two days exploring the Leicestershire countryside and doing their bit to help the environment. The teams hiked across the Bradgate park area, picking up litter and making their way along the walking routes they had planned in the previous weeks. The students were an absolute credit to Rushey Mead. They demonstrated their excellent organisational and team-working skills as they set up camp, cooked their evening meals, and set their alarms for a very early start. Well done to everyone who took part!

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Making A Positive Difference

Congratulations to Dev 10BEM who switched on Leicester’s famous Diwali Lights on Belgrave Road – Golden Mile in front of over 40,000 people for the 2nd consecutive year. Dev was selected to do this because of his extraordinary contributions to the local community and in large national campaigns. Dev has spent hundreds of hours of his own time even during holidays volunteering for activities and events for the Youth community of Leicester and Leicestershire and representing the views of young people in the city. Most notably Dev has written a report on Child Poverty which was read by then Prime Minister Theresa May. This is still resulting in changes to the government’s approach on school food and poverty. As well as going to 10 Downing Street, he also appeared on the One Show. Over the past 6 months, Dev has been working closely with Celebrity Chef, Jamie Oliver on launching…

Trip to Wales

On Monday 30th September 45 year 9 students left RMA by bus to head for the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. There was a great deal of excitement as students discussed the challenging outdoor activities they would be taking part in. For some, the main challenge would be a week without a mobile phone! Through the week the students knew that they would be working towards a John Muir Award. This focused on Exploration, Discovery, Conservation and Sharing. There was certainly a lot of exploration and discovery of wild places. Students canoed across Lake Lynn Gwynant and some even jumped off the top of Elephant Rock into the lake. They bravely abseiled down Eagle Rock, investigated the wilderness of the beach at Borth Y Gest, clambered up waterfalls at Afon Goch and climbed the spectacular mountains of Yr Aran, Cnight or Y Garn. The students and staff were all…

Rushey Hero

A recognition of Joshwyn’s (9HAM) outstanding bravery. During the summer holidays, whilst visiting his grandparents, a fire engulfed their home. Joshwyn took control of the situation by alerting 999, before assisting his elderly grandparents safely out of the house, which had now filled with smoke. Joshwyn also supported his sister who experienced a panic attack, whilst waiting for paramedics and fire crew to arrive. Since the fire Joshwyn has been interviewed by the Leicester Mercury and BBC Radio Leicester. He was also nominated for a Citizen’s Honour Award and was invited for Afternoon Tea with Lord Mayor. He will be receiving the Prestigious Principal’s Award at Rushey Mead Academy for his bravery. We are so proud of you Joshwyn. Rushey Mead’s very own hero!

Awards Evening 2019

This year’s Awards ceremony was a glamorous red carpet affair where we celebrated the successes of students at the end of both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. We were particularly delighted to present academic achievement awards to Nasma, Khushi, Shreya, Manjina, Saroop, Anju, Jayden, Dhrumil, Nikhil, Shraddha, Shivani and Ram who achieved 80 grade 9s and the highest results in the year group for their GCSEs – well done to you all. It’s was a wonderful opportunity for us to recognise the outstanding achievements of these students, in front of the family, friends and teachers who supported them along the way. Each student who attended has worked exceptionally hard and persevered to achieve the highest outcomes, often exceeding the school’s expectation as well their own. On the evening we heard about the different ways that Rushey students are embracing the Rushey Values; Be Kind, Work Hard, and Develop…

GCSE Results 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Year 11 cohort on their fantastic set of GCSE results. We are very proud of them all and the results reflect their hard work and dedication and that of their highly skilled and committed teachers and all other staff. As always, there were some exceptional individual performances with one student achieving grade 9s in all of her subjects! Eight students achieved a remarkable grade 9 in both English and maths. Three students achieved grade 9s in the EBACC suite of subjects (English, maths, science, humanities and languages)! With regard to the EBACC qualification, 133 students (41.7%) achieved a grade 5 in all five subjects and 54.5% of students achieved a standard pass in this suite of subjects; both of which are our best ever results. When compared to national averages, the vast majority of subjects exceeded national results at both %9-7 and %9-5 grade boundaries. Overall,…

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