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Our Academy

On behalf of the children, staff, Governors and Trustees, we would like to welcome you to The Rushmere Park Academy website.

We are very proud and privileged to work with a team of very talented teachers and support staff which makes The Rushmere Park Academy a really special place to work, learn and play.

The ethos of the school is based on the foundation values of good manners, respect, kindness and hard work. We have very high expectations of behaviour at The Rushmere Park Academy. Visitors often comment on the ‘learning’ atmosphere and good relationships which are so important to us.

We work very hard at The Rushmere Park Academy but we also believe that learning should be fun. Our curriculum offers all of our children an excellent education that is full of challenge, interest and fun. We all work hard to create an environment which provides children with opportunities to experience success and develop a life-long learning attitude, equipping them with the skills needed in todays world. In addition, children are encouraged to build their self-confidence, to develop self-reliance, to take risks without fear of failure and to make informed decisions about their learning.

We also believe that we can only achieve the best for our children through developing a close relationship between home and school. There are many opportunities for parents to find out about and to share in the education of their children and, we are always readily available to talk to parents about any aspect of their child’s development.

We are an inclusive school and we try to ensure that we know all our pupils really well. Every child matters at The Rushmere Park Academy and we value children for all their different strengths and qualities.

If you are considering a place here please don’t hesitate in contacting the school to arrange a visit. Our transition programme runs throughout the year. By leaving your contact details with the school, invitations can be sent to you so that your child’s transition into lower school is supportive and smooth. We look forward in showing you around one of the best schools in Leighton Buzzard.

Vision & Values

The Rushmere Park Academy and Nursery values and ethos centre around a common purpose - to work together to STRIVE, ACHIEVE & BELIEVE.

Our purpose is to offer quality education for the whole child, providing a wide range of experiences so that all children can ACHIEVE. We are a caring school committed to promoting a happy, secure and stimulating environment; so our pupils can develop their full academic, physical, emotional and spiritual potential.

We STRIVE to provide a school environment in which each child is: –

  • Curious and confident to try new things within a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Praised and recognised for their contribution towards their own learning experiences
  • Valued and plays an important part in the learning community.

Our principal aim is to help our children develop the attitude, knowledge and skills needed for living in the 21st Century. We want all of our children to delight in their achievements and BELIEVE in themselves and their potential.

We STRIVE to be our very best

Together we all ACHIEVE greater things

I BELIEVE in myself and others

We endeavour to ensure that all our children feel safe, happy, valued, celebrated and challenged. Through our focus on values-based learning, children are taught to be considerate, critical and ambitious young members of society.