Year 10 students at The Rural Enterprise Academy in Rodbaston, South Staffordshire, gave their school the thumbs-up in a survey on areas such as teaching standards and classroom behaviour to skills development and safety.

Their comments included: “The whole year has been helpful and enjoyable”; “I love coming here because it’s such a friendly place” and “It’s nice having extra courses that you can’t do at other schools”.

The academy, set up to help to create the next generation of rural entrepreneurs, farmers and managers, has been rated “good” by Ofsted.

Principal Lorraine Makin says she is “obviously delighted” with the results of
the survey “and to know that the overwhelming experience of our students is that we provide a unique foundation for
their chosen careers in an environment that is great fun”.

Main pic: Bethany, Oliver, Cameron and Toni at The Rural Enterprise Academy (all aged 14)





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