Ofsted Information


Beginning of Term Arrangements

The Academy will re-open on Tuesday 5 September.

Year 7 will start at 8.35 a.m.  with the rest of the students starting at 10.45 a.m.

Open Evening 

The Academy's annual Open Evening will take place between 5.30 and 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 21 September 2017.  In order to allow time for setting up for the evening, the Academy will close to students at 1.05 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.

'Green for Grenfell' Day

The Academy held a non uniform day for all those affected

by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.  Staff and students

were encouraged to wear something green and

raised just over £400.

Congratulations To Mr O'Connell

Congratulations to Witham Sixth Form Teacher Mr O’Connell who has just written and illustrated his first children’s book, Grod the Goblin.  


Mr O’Connell has donated a copy of the book to New Rickstones Academy library, and those interested can purchase the book from Amazon for £3.99 which Mr O’Connell would be happy to sign.




Summer Art Exhibition and Presentation Evening at New Rickstones Academy.

What a tremendous success! We had the pleasure of celebrating the success of our very talented art students on the 15 June at our first ever Summer Art Exhibition and Presentation Evening at New Rickstones Academy.

The most prestigious award of the night went to Emilie Mason for her stunning  coursework and final exam work.  She was presented with the David Spiller Trophy. 

Well done to all those involved who displayed art work and to the food technology department for the professional catering for the event, it was an amazing evening.

Miss Morton, Lead Practitioner in Art and Design. 


Silver Award from Pearsons Teaching Awards 

The Academy is delighted to announce that one of its teachers, Michael Grant, has won a Silver Award in this year's National Pearson's Teaching Awards in the category of The Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year.  Michael was selected from thousands of nominations and will now join  fellow award winners in  at a glittering ceremony in Central London in October to find out if he has won the coveted Gold Plato Award, the UK's 'Oscars for Teachers'.  He was presented with his Silver Award by the Mayor of Witham at a ceremony at the Academy.

NRA to host parental presentation evenings on behalf of Braintree Community Safety Partnership

We will be hosting four parent presentation evenings on important topics surrounding children and young people in the coming months - Drugs and Alcohol on 3 October and Social Media and the Internet on 10 October.  If you would like to attend any or all of these presentations, please book a place by e-mailing



We are delighted to announce that Daniel Obasemo placed 3rd in this year's Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! North Essex Finals. 

Well done to Sean Smith who also took part and had the daunting task of being the first speaker on the night.

Daniel Obasemo, 3rd place Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2017

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Year 7 in at 8.35 a.m.
Years 8-11 in at 10.45 a.m.

Sixth Form