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The JCB Academy
Mill Street

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ST14 5JX

Coordinates52°57′01″N 1°49′57″W / 52.950148°N 1.832450°W / 52.950148; -1.832450Coordinates: 52°57′01″N 1°49′57″W / 52.950148°N 1.832450°W / 52.950148; -1.832450
TypeUniversity Technical College
MottoDeveloping engineers and business leaders for the future
EstablishedSeptember 2010
FounderSir Anthony Bamford
Department for Education URN139234 Tables
Vice ChairDavid Bell
PrincipalJim Wade
StaffAround 70
Age14 to 19
EnrolmentApproximately 145 in each year group
HousesBamford, Arkwright, Royce
Colour(s)Red, Yellow & Green

The JCB Academy is a non-selective co-educational secondary school within the English University Technical College programme, in Rocester, Staffordshire, England. It specialises in engineering and business qualifications.

The school is named after its sponsor, construction equipment manufacturer J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited. It is a registered charity under the formal name The JCB Academy Trust [1] set up by Sir Anthony Bamford. The lead academic sponsor of the school is Harper Adams University, and the school is also supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.[2]


The JCB Academy was the first of the new technical schools to open in the UK, opening in September 2010 in the converted and refurbished Arkwright Mill in Rocester, Staffordshire.


The school has learning areas, 2 full-size engineering workshops, break-out areas for relaxation and private study, and a sixth form common-room area. It has also sports facilities and an activity studio. Much of the learning is via virtual learning environment (VLE): students are provided with laptops.

The school opened in September 2010 for its first intake. Capacity will eventually be approximately 175 students in each of the four year groups.


Its uniform includes jackets and ties, with boilersuits and workboots for engineering curriculum, and sports kit for sports. For industrial safety the school tie is clip-on.


The school pupils and teachers are divided into three houses, named Bamford (after JCB founder Joseph Cyril Bamford), Arkwright (after industrialist Richard Arkwright) and Royce (after Rolls-Royce founder Henry Royce). The house colours in school sports are yellow for Bamford, green for Arkwright and red for Royce. Students must also wear ties featuring these colours corresponding to their belonging house.

See also


  1. ^ Charity Commission. THE JCB ACADEMY TRUST, registered charity no. 1120673.
  2. ^ JCB Academy at the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, accessed 4 October 2012
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