Middlewich Rd, Rudheath, Northwich CW9 7DT

Statutory Information

This page provides information and/or links to information which we are required to publish by law.​ If you require a paper version of any of this or any other information on this website please do not hesitate to contact us. This service is provided free of charge.

School Contact Details

The school is a member of North West Academies Trust.

School NameThe Rudheath Senior Academy
Postal AddressMiddlewich Road
Telephone Number01606 42515
Enquiries Contact NameMr Jack Jevons
Name of Head TeacherMr Lee Barber
Name of Trust CEOMr Steve Docking
Name of Chair of Governing BodyTBC
Name of Designated Safeguarding LeadMrs Jemma Morrell
Name of SENDCOMrs Lydia Garrett
Name of TrustNorth West Academies Trust
Trust Postal AddressThe Coach House
Union Street
Trust Telephone Number01244 566167
Trust Email Addressadministrator@northwestacademies.co.uk

Admissions and Exclusions

AdmissionsTo find out more about RSA’s Admission Arrangements you can download our Admissions Policy by clicking here.

To find out how to apply to RSA for Year 7 entry please visit Cheshire West and Chester Council for more information.

If you have any queries regarding Admissions please contact the school reception in the first instance.
ExclusionsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Head Teacher. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Disruption Free Learning & Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.

Ofsted Report

Latest Ofsted ReportBefore the changeover to Rudheath Senior Academy, now overseen by North West Academies Trust, we were called University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN).

Please use the following link to view our UCAN Ofsted Report, conducted in January 2018.

Exams and Assessment

The Government has announced that it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020, and has outlined accountability arrangements for 2020/21. Further information on what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20 and for 2020/21 can be found here.

The below data is based on 2018/2019 assessment and results.

Progress 8 ScoreDfE gives a Progress 8 Score of -0.47.
Attainment 8 ScoreDfE gives an Attainment 8 Score of 37.1
English and Maths (Basic)DfE gives an English/Maths basic score of 21%
EBACCDfE gives an average EBACC point score of 3.55
Student Destinations2018/19: 95% of students remained in education or entered employment for at least 2 terms after Key Stage 4.
DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link to access the DfE performance tables for RSA.


Our curriculum is broad and balanced; we place equal value on academic, creative and technical subjects. Below is a summary of subjects we teach across all year groups.

Key Stage 3English
Art and Design
Design and Technology
Food and Nutrition
Key Stage 4English
Art and Design
Business Studies
Creative iMedia (Sept 21)
Design and Technology
Food and Nutrition
Performing Arts
Travel and Tourism (Sept 21)

Remote Education

In the event of a partial or full closure, teachers will continue to plan and set lessons in line with the normal daily timetable. In this way pupils can follow their normal timetable and know which subjects to expect work from each day. You can view our Remote Learning Policy below and further information is available on our dedicated web page.

Behaviour Policy

Pupil Premium

Under Review

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium

Under Review

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch-Up Premium

Under Review

Equality Objectives

As public bodies, academies and FE institutions must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Careers Programme Information

Our Careers programme runs from Year 7 to Year 11 and prepares students well for life after they leave the school. It has been designed to align with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which have been recognised by the government as outlining the requirements of an excellent careers programme.

Complaints Policy

Trust Governance Documents

Annual Accounts Please follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and Pecuniary Interests Further information is provided on the North West Academies Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance Arrangements Rudheath Senior Academy is currently establishing a new Local Governing Body. Further information relating to Governance structure and arrangements will be published soon.
Trust Annual Report Please follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for North West Academies Trust can be accessed by following the related link.
Articles of AssociationA copy of the Articles of Association for North West Academies Trust can be accessed by following the related link.
Names of North West Academies Trust MembersSir John Timpson CBE
C Penn – representative of Chester Diocesan BofE
B J Wignall
I Colledge
Names of North West Academies Trust TrusteesB Wignall (Chair)
S Docking ( CEO & Accounting Officer)
K Cook
A Walmsley
D Jones
Rev. E Ollman
K Cobb
M Forber

Executive Pay

Academies must publish how many employees have a gross annual salary and benefits of £100,000 or more. Information relating to Executive Pay can be found in the Annual Report and Accounts. The number of North West Academies Trust employees whose employee benefits (excluding pension costs) were in the following bands were:

Charging and Remissions Policy

Values and Ethos

At the heart of our culture are the values of excellence and kindness. We strive for our students to be excellent in what they do and kind to each other within the Rudheath community and beyond. It takes seven seconds to form a first opinion; we want our students stand out from the crowd with a positive and cemented impression. You can read more about Rudheath Senior Academy on our About Us page.


A full list of policies relating to the operation of Rudheath Senior Academy is available on our dedicated policies page. Paper copies of all policies and information provided on this website is available upon request. Click here to view policies relating to the running of RSA.