Welcome from the Principal
Rushey Mead Academy is vibrant, joyous and successful school which challenges each member of its community to excel. We are proud to serve a uniquely diverse community in the north of Leicester, in our larger than average 11-16 mixed comprehensive school which benefited from a £17m rebuild as part of the national Building Schools for the Future programme. Therefore we now have purpose built high quality facilities for each area of the curriculum.
Having been judged as Outstanding since 2007, the school has a long established national profile for excellence in teaching, leadership and student outcomes.
•The Executive Principal, Carolyn Robson, is a National Leader of Education and received a CBE for services to education in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in 2013.
•The school 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 school, 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 school is a centre for Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and so takes responsibility for training the next generation of teachers.
Our students enjoy coming to school 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 the past seven years, the school has exceeded the national average for the percentage of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths. The value added by the school to students’ achievements and the progress they make is consistently positive, placing the school in the top twenty per cent of 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 RMS (Respect, Manners, Smart). Through this work and work in classrooms, British Values permeate the school 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.