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The Rushmere Park Academy

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1EW
Location: Leighton Buzzard
Phase: Primary
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 9 years

The Rushmere Park Academy

About The Rushmere Park Academy

 Welcome to The Rushmere Park Academy!

At The Rushmere Park Academy we are very proud to have such a dedicated team of very talented teachers and support staff that make The Rushmere Park Academy a really special place to work, learn and play.

We are a happy school with a strong ethos in both our Academy and Nursery that is based on the foundation values of good manners, respect, kindness and hard work. We have very high expectations for all our children and visitors often comment on the ‘learning’ atmosphere and good relationships, which are so important to us.

We believe that learning should be led by a child’s natural curiosity and our curriculum model has been developed with this key principle in mind. All 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 ‘own’ learning, immersing themselves in a high-quality education that is full of challenge, diversity, interest and fun. My colleagues and I work hard to create an environment, which provides children of all ages with opportunities to experience success and develop a life-long learning attitude, equipping them with the skills needed in today’s world.

We are an inclusive school and nursery and we try to ensure that we know all our pupils really well. With small class sizes and a clear focus on traditional values ‘Every child matters’ at The Rushmere Park Academy and we value children for all their different strengths and qualities.

We are unique in our ethos, passion and plans for the future. Now is a very exciting time to join us and we genuinely believe that The Rushmere Park Academy is the place to be. Why not arrange a visit so you can see for yourself?

I look forward in showing you around one of the best schools in Leighton Buzzard for ages 2-9.


Achievement of Pupils: ‘GOOD’

·        The school has adopted well-structured programmes for teaching reading, writing and mathematics in small groups, and this helps pupils to make good progress. Work is well tailored to their needs.

Quality of Teaching: ‘GOOD’

·        No pupil is held back from reaching their potential, as in every group the work is sufficiently demanding for them.

Behavior and Safety of Pupils: ‘GOOD’

·        The behaviour of pupils is good. They have positive attitudes to learning and work hard. Pupils speak with enthusiasm about their educational experiences. They are polite and considerate of one another.

Leadership and Management: ‘GOOD’

·        Much of their success is down to rigorous checks on the quality of teaching, careful tracking of pupils’ progress, and high quality training for staff. Effective action is then taken to address any issues that are identified. Teaching staff are very positive about the way their skills are developed and how they are encouraged to take on new responsibilities.

Teacher Testimonials 

“Being a teacher at The Rushmere Park Academy is an exceptionally rewarding experience. The level of care and trust that team has is so unique and special. As a member of staff, I feel loved, supported, and cheered by SLT and my colleagues. There is definitely no 'I' in team at The Rushmere Park Academy, instead a supportive and inspiring team who always offer a helping hand. 

I did my teacher training at The Rushmere Park Academy and felt so motivated, valued and empowered to teach that I applied for a position at the school during my NQT year. Since then, I have been offered valuable CPD and support to further my teaching career and practice. 

I feel honoured to work with such professional and positive people. Integrity is a very important value to me, and I feel right at home amongst The Rushmere Park Academy, everything they do oozes integrity and excellence.

Since the moment I was hired by The Rushmere Park Academy I felt like part of a family. Staff here work together with gratitude to make sure students are getting the best quality of education and community.

Lydia Smissen – Teacher



“Working at The Rushmere Park Academy means working alongside a team of caring and committed fellow professionals.

The time and hard work that all members of staff invest into the school generates a significant impact on the progress that the children make. I have gained an immense amount pride and satisfaction thinking about the part I have played in this.  I am looking forward with relish to the next chapter in the school’s life as it changes into Rushmere Park Academy.”

Helen Hoare – Teacher 

School Information

Location: Leighton Buzzard
Phase: Primary
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 9 years

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