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  • “Rushmere has given me the confidence to get further on in my life”

    Paula age 15
  • “Rushmere helps me learn because it is a quieter environment”

    Dylan age 14
  • “I like coming to Rushmere because I get along with the people and the teachers are nice. I’m learning stuff I’m actually going to use and you can have a good laugh”

    Danielle age 16
  • “I like coming here because it’s funny, I like all the staff, they make me feel welcome”

    Mark age 15

Centre Coordinators Welcome

A warm welcome from Michelle Harvey, Centre Coordinator of The Rushmere Academy since 2013.  We are extremely proud of our provision and believe that all young people deserve a chance no matter what circumstances they find themselves in.   Our vision is to offer limitless opportunities for our young people to be successful and we are relentless in our support for them to do this. 

Our team of staff demonstrate passion and commitment to learning, positive attitudes and an ambition for achievement.  Our nurturing learning environment enables the young people we work with to manage their behaviour and emotions in a more positive manner to help their personal and academic growth. The staff at Rushmere strive to identify the barriers that our young people are experiencing and work to give them a means to deal with situations in a better way.

We offer interventions for young people who are struggling to cope in mainstream school and whose behaviour puts them at risk of exclusion, as well as opportunities for those who have been permanently excluded. We bring a world of possibility to our young people with an enriched personal programme of learning that meets their academic, social and emotional needs.

We provide support to our mainstream partners and have developed a strong and supportive ethos with the local Schools we work with.

We are always trying to improve and welcome visits from anyone who has an interest in our provision and providing for vulnerable young people. If you would like to visit, then please get in touch and we will be happy to welcome you to Rushmere. 

Many thanks

Michelle Harvey
Centre Coordinator

‘Rushmere is a unique partnership between two friends, working together to ‘inspire change’.

‘Rushmere staff are supporting a number of our students attending their provision. Safeguarding is always top priority and they go the extra mile to build positive relationships with the students and their families. Rushmere provide a platform for learning  to enable achievment of qualifications and they ensure that individual needs are met. Rushmere do a great job.’

Simon L – The Parker Academy 

‘Rushmere have provided an excellent bespoke educational package to support out students. They genuinely care about the students and are endlessly optimistic. They build strong relationships with students enabling the students to re-engage with their learning and achieve. ’

Beverley Maughan – DSLV Academy