Attention all Year 6 Students!


An exciting new Partnership between Trent Academies Group and Spencer Academies Trust

Chair – TAG

When Phil Crompton, our current CEO, made the decision to retire, the Board determined that the best way to build on the legacy of TAG was to add more capacity to the Trust. We wanted to find a partner, who had the same values, ethos and commitment to excellence as TAG. In Spencer Academies Trust (SAT), we believe we have found not only that, but also a Trust that has huge ambitions for its future. It has undergone significant change itself over the past 18 months to ensure that it remains one of the leading Trusts in the region.

All schools in the group will have a valuable role to play and the support of SAT, with a track record of high standards and performance improvement, will ensure that we too build on the current strengths of Arnold Hill and Farnborough Academies. Rushcliffe particularly will have a key role to play across the enlarged group.

I would like to again thank Phil Crompton for his continued commitment to TAG. He will remain in role until his retirement at the end of the summer term. Paul West, the current CEO of SAT, will take on an advisory supporting role during this period.

We look forward to concluding the formalities over the next few months and anticipate that the full merger will take place on the 1st Sept 2018 when Paul West will become the CEO of the enlarged Trust.

I look forward to an exciting new future for both our students and employees.

Andrew Pickin


The press release on the merger of The Spencer Academies Trust and Trent Academies Group can be found here:'Spencer Academies Trust and Trent Academies Group agree partnership'

A copy of the letter sent to Rushcliffe parents today can be found here.

Grease is the word!

Don’t miss out! Come and see the whole school production of Grease. Fantastic songs. Great music. And a real car on stage…maybe.

Come and see our talented cast from years 8-13 take you back in time to 1950’s USA.  

4 night extravaganza!

March 20th-23rd 2018 at 7.00pm Tickets available here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grease poster

Rushcliffe in Nepal!

As part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms project Rushcliffe has been lucky enough to be partnered with a school in Nepal. Mrs Purnell and Mrs Collins are travelling to Himanchal Boarding School in Pokhara this week to make our first physical rather than virtual connections. We believe this can only add to the World Class reputation of Rushcliffe School and help us work share and learn from a global perspective. Keep up with this experience by following their blog...

Rushcliffe links with Nepal

Children's Mental Health Week

Tips for Parents and Carers Mental Health Week 5 11th Feb 2018

'Respecting Difference' enrichment

On Thursday 25th January, pupils in years 7-11 engaged in the third enrichment session this year.  Enrichment sessions are an opportunity for pupils to explore topics and areas that aren’t necessarily covered in the main curriculum.  On Thursday the  topic was ‘Respecting Difference’.  Pupils explored the importance of mutual respect and equality and diversity with a specific focus on the LGBT community.