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Further information regarding what academies, free schools and colleges are required to publish online is available here.

The school is a member of North West Academies Trust.

School Name The Rudheath Senior Academy
Postal Address Middlewich Road
Telephone Number 01606 42515
Enquiries Contact Name Mr Jack Jevons
Name of Head Teacher Miss Julie-Ann Wilson (Acting Head Teacher)
Name of Trust CEO Mr Steve Docking
Name of Chair of Governing Body Mr Stephen Klein

See above for postal address.

Name of Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Jemma Morrell
Name of SENDCO Mrs Lydia Garrett
Name of Trust North West Academies Trust
Trust Postal Address The Coach House
Union Street
Trust Telephone Number 01244 566167
Trust Email Address administrator@northwestacademies.co.uk

To 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.

Before 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.

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 Score DfE gives a Progress 8 Score of -0.47.
Attainment 8 Score DfE gives an Attainment 8 Score of 37.1
English and Maths (Basic) DfE gives an English/Maths basic score of 21%
EBACC DfE gives an average EBACC point score of 3.55
Student Destinations 2018/19: 95% of students remained in education or entered employment for at least 2 terms after Key Stage 4.
DfE Performance Tables Please 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. You can find out more about our curriculum on our Curriculum page. If you require further information about the curriculum, please contact Miss Julie-Ann Wilson, Deputy Head Teacher.

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

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.

Issues identified from September 2020 as barriers to learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are outlined in the COVID-19 Catch Up Premium Statement.

We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups.
  • Foster good relations between different groups.

Our Equality and Diversity Policy contains information about how the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

The Equality Objectives for Rudheath Senior Academy can be read on our Equality Objectives page.

Information relating to the SEND provision at Rudheath Senior Academy can be found here.

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.

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 Agreement A copy of the Funding Agreement for North West Academies Trust can be accessed by following the related link.
Articles of Association A 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 Members Sir John Timpson CBE
C Penn – representative of Chester Diocesan BofE
B J Wignall
I Colledge
Names of North West Academies Trust Trustees B Wignall (Chair)
S Docking ( CEO & Accounting Officer)
K Cook
A Walmsley
D Jones
Rev. E Ollman
K Cobb
M Forber
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:

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.