Ofsted Information

A reminder that the Academy will close at 1.05 p.m. on Wednesday 21 December 2016.

Students are welcomed back at 8.35 a.m. on Monday 9 January 2017 (week A).

Staff and students at the Academy would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


New Rickstones Academy is proposing an amendment to its Admissions Policy for 2018/19.  Amendments have been made to section 3 of the oversubscription criteria on page 2 of the Policy (please click here).

In accordance with the Schools Admissions Code, there will be a 6 week consultation period which will end on Friday 13 January 2017 at 4 p.m.

Please send any comments by e-mail to Sue Wright (PA to Head of Academy) swright@newrickstonesacademy.org  or by letter to ‘Admissions Consultation, New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road, Witham CM8 2SD’.


Students from both Academies presented the Town Mayor with a poppy wreath today, in honour of Remembrance Day.

Following our examination results in August, Mr Lee has received a congratulatory letter from the Secondary Standards and Excellence Commissioner for Essex, which included the following:

‘The (2016) outcomes were achieved with a cohort that do not compare with 2015.

The 2016 results compare favourably with similar schools and also with some schools that have a more able cohort.

Congratulations on your excellent Level 3 vocational qualifications outcomes this year with an average grade of Distinction*.  

The outcomes are a credit to the strategic leadership of the school and the rigour with which learners were prepared for the examinations which they undertook.  The improved progress since 2015 puts the school firmly on track towards further successful Ofsted judgements in the future.

I would like to say thank you and ask that you pass on my thanks to all your staff.  Without their dedication and hard work students would not have experienced the success they have this summer.’

Monday 12

Sixth Form