4x4 challenge team

UK National 4×4 Challenge Finals

We have made it through to the finals of the UK national Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge at Silverstone after competing in the regional finals in January at Shirelands Collegiate Academy, Smethwick.   The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge requires students to build a radio controlled four-wheel drive vehicle to the specifications provided by the International …

Harper Adams Challenge

Harper Adams Challenge

When our new year 10 students come to The JCB Academy one of the first things they participate in is a one week residential trip to Harper Adams University in Shropshire. It is here that students receive an introduction to their first engineering challenge, the “Harper Adams Challenge”. When the students arrive back to the academy they continue the Harper …

Australia Exchange 2018

The JCB Academy and our partner school, St Patrick’s Technical College, Adelaide, South Australia are extremely excited to announce that our annual exchange programme will be taking place once again in 2018. We are currently looking for a maximum of six Y11 students who will be moving on to The JCB Academy 6th Form who wish to participate in this once …

JCB Academy sixth form students at JCB World HQ

Sixth Form – Operational Excellence Two Day Course

Engineering students at The JCB Academy Sixth Form have just completed a two day course at the Academy of Operational Excellence which is based at the JCB World Headquarters in Rocester. The bespoke course designed by the Operational Excellence team leader, Darren Moore, focussed on Lean and Quality improvement methods applied in a practical situation to the assembly of a …

Qualify

Our latest recommended book comes from Mrs Tomlinson, who has recently read Qualify by Vera Nazarian. If you liked the Hunger Games… you’ll love this series. You have two options: you die, or you qualify. The year is 2047. An extinction-level asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars in their silver …

Ski Trip 2017 – Video

Vincent Whalley, a student at The JCB Academy who took part in the 2017 ski trip has put together this video comprising of his own Go-Pro footage and teachers’ photographs. A big thank you to Vincent.

Engineering Technical Apprenticeships

Alpha Manufacturing have vacancies for Engineering Technical apprentices. To apply and for further information please visit the National Apprenticeship website by clicking here. Open evening Alpha Manufacturing also have an apprenticeship open evening on 28th March at 5pm. Visit their website to register and for further information by clicking here

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships

Bri-Stor Systems Ltd have vacancies for Mechanical/Electrical Engineering apprentices. To apply and for further information please visit the National Apprenticeship website by clicking here. Open evening Bri-Stor Systems Ltd also have an apprenticeship open evening on 28th March at 5pm. Visit their website to register and for further information by clicking here

St Patrick's Technical College

Australia Exchange Programme

The Australia Exchange Programme is an exchange which is open to Y12 students at The JCB Academy. In 2014-2015, Year 12 students were invited to participate in the first Australia Exchange Programme. During this programme, in October 2014, four students hosted four pupils, from St Patrick’s Technical College in Adelaide, South Australia for two weeks. The second part of this programme …

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Australia Exchange 2017 – Day 1

Day 1: Saturday 18th February 2017 After months of planning staff and students were ready to depart for the first aspect of the Australia Exchange; ahead lay a long 24 hour journey to Adelaide in the south of Australia. Arriving at The Academy at 08:30, students were taken to Manchester Airport where they began the first leg of their journey …