Ofsted Information


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 15th June at our first ever Summer Art Exhibition and Presentation Evening at New Rickstones Academy.

We were overwhelmed by the large number of parents, family members and students from all key stages. We displayed work throughout the department and we very pleased to open our brand new gallery space, giving the year 11 students a real sense of further and higher education exhibition space. 

Students were awarded certificates for their hard work and dedication to the subject, including the Head of Academy award which went to Morgan Smith in Year 11 for her fantastic guitar drawing. (photo attached)

The most prestigious ward of the night went to Emilie Mason in Year 11 for her stunning year coursework and final exam work based upon, she was presented with the David Spiller Trophy. 

David Spiller is a wonderful local artist and author who donated the trophy to be awarded each year to the student who has shown exceptional attitude and ability. He was an amazing leader in education and always believed that students should be given every opportunity to be supported in the creative arts.

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, starting on Tuesday 27 June from 6 - 8 p.m. with a presentation on child sexual exploitation.  This session will help you to understand what CSE is and how to spot the signs, sexting, internet safety, consent, and services that can offer support.  We are due to hold three other sessions - Gangs and Knife Crime on 7 July, 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


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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


The wonderful Julian Clary and his very talented illustrator David Roberts visited the Academy today as part of the Essex Book Festival. 

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.

Monday 19 June 2017

Sixth Form