The wonderful Julian Clary and his very talented illustrator David Roberts visited the Academy today as part of the Essex Book Festival.
March 21st - World Downs Syndrome Day.
Students can wear odd socks to school. All other uniform should be worn as normal.
March 24th - Red Nose Day.
This will be a non-uniform day. Please note that attire must be appropriate for a learning environment. Students participating in non-uniform day are asked for a voluntary contribution of £1. Money raised will be split equally between Comic Relief and DS 21 - a local Downs Syndrome Charity.
World Book Day Fun
The staff got into character for World Book Day, which was celebrated with a day of activities for Year 7 and competitions for Year 8 and 9.
Examination timetable - Summer 2017
Please go to Students/Examinations for full details of this summer's examinations.
Target Setting Day
The next Target Setting Day is March 23rd. More information regarding how to book an appointment to see your child's tutor will be available soon.
Essex Teaching Awards Congratulations
Congratulations to Mr Lee who has received a Highly Commended Secondary Headteacher Of The Year award at the Essex Teaching Awards.
We would also like to congratulate Mrs Baker at Maltings Academy for winning Secondary Headteacher Of The Year.
Jack Petchey Congratulations
Congratulations to Darcy, Azura, Aiden, Ben, Luke, Holly and Mrs Harris on winning Jack Petchey Foundation Awards.
In order to ensure the safety of students, parents and the general public, from Monday 9 January 2017 the Academy car park gates will be locked between 2.45 p.m. and 3.10 p.m. Could we please ask parents not to park in front of the car park gates as this is particularly dangerous for parents and smaller children walking to and from Elm Hall Primary School. Thank you.
It is an exciting time as the New Rickstones Academy of today is a place where we aim to get the best out of every one of our students. Whether it is our most gifted and talented, who regularly go to university, or the students who need additional support, every student at New Rickstones Academy is valued as an individual in their own right.
Our primary aim is to ensure that all students fulfil their potential, but I am aware that they have a great deal to learn and much to enjoy in all that they do beyond their formal lessons. We therefore look to provide a wide range of sporting, cultural and adventurous activities for students to participate in, through which they can learn to work co-operatively and develop their leadership skills.
We create an environment which promotes an independent work ethic and encourages all students to acquire a love of learning. I want students to enjoy their school life and be inspired by their lessons, whilst providing each one of them with an academic challenge that enables them to realise their potential.
My responsibility is to ensure that we fulfil our aims and build on our achievements to enable current and future students from New Rickstones Academy to be well prepared for the challenges of life in the 21st century.
It was a great honour for me to be appointed as Executive Principal of the two superb academies in Witham, one graded as good and the other outstanding by OFSTED in 2015.
Both are progressing at a pace to further improve the academic outcomes for all children and I know we will see some excellent results year on year.
However, for me, school is about so much more than just academia: it is about the happiness of both staff and students, mutual respect and a safe, caring environment.
Under the leadership of Damian Lee at New Rickstones Academy, I believe we have created a real choice for parents and their children which rivals anything in Essex.
Please visit us at anytime and have a look at the work we are doing on a daily basis.