Academy News

Rushey Mead is graded ‘outstanding’ yet again!

We are over the moon to share the news that our academy has once again been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Inspectors visited the school on 8th and 9th March and grilled students and staff on the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management. Rightly so, the inspectors left no stone unturned and challenged us at every opportunity. At the end, they were absolutely blown away by the evidence presented to them.  All areas received an outstanding judgement. This is even more of an accomplishment considering the inspection was carried out under the new and more challenging framework and that Ofsted has downgraded the majority of ‘outstanding’ schools nationally in the first round of an inspection shake-up. Rushey Mead has a long-standing reputation for outstanding outcomes, achieving consistently well above national average.  However, the new framework takes a more holistic approach which measures success outside of exam results, so…

GCSE 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Year 11 cohort on their fantastic set of GCSE results. Students have been unbelievable in the way that they have handled their studies and exams through the pandemic.  They have shown resilience and determination and worked incredibly hard to make sure that they are personally ready for the next stage of their education. We are very proud of them all and the results reflect their hard work and dedication and that of their highly skilled teachers and all other staff who have worked with integrity and professionalism to ensure that the Teacher Assessed Grades were reliable and valid. As always, there were some exceptional individual performances with four students achieving grade 9s in all of their subjects! Nine students achieved a remarkable grade 9 in both English and maths. With regard to the EBacc suite of qualifications, 129 students achieved a grade 5 in English, maths, science,…

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