Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 have returned from this year’s work experience having had an amazing time. The feedback from employers has been better than ever. Here are some pictures and quotes and thanks to those of you who visited them.

“Amina is a credit to her school, her parents and herself. Amina conducted herself extremely well at our assessment centre today, and if actively seeking employment I would have hired her. Amina is confident, happy to challenge, takes feedback well and remarkably fearless for someone so young. I believe that with the right training and direction Amina will enjoy a handsome career in whatever she decides to undertake.”

“Grace has been really helpful with the students. She is fully engaged with them and I have been really impressed with how she has got on whilst she has been here” 

“Chantelle has been really good since she has been working here. She is growing in confidence with each day, she is punctual and well-presented and has a lovely nature with the children”

“Christian is a dedicated and committed person, he arrived 15 minutes early every day. He has positive, respectful and enthusiastic attitude. Christian has a dynamic attitude, is willing to help and he took advantage of any chance to absorb information about the roles at our business”

“Ema has been fantastic since she has come here she’s been so helpful. She has done lots of cleaning and sweeping up. I have been really impressed by her. She does want to be a hairdresser and I have told her about the apprenticeship that HOBS offer.”

“Ella has been brilliant with the children at the school she has been fully involved at every stage and really engaged. Ella has taken her own initiative whilst working here”

“Ryan has been exceptional since being here, here’s been so helpful. Can he stay?”


Sports Celebration Event

The Bushey Academy’s top sports young men and women attended an event yesterday to celebrate their sporting achievements. Amongst some of our students past and present we have a National Boxing Champion, National Basketball Players, District Football Champions and former students who now play professional rugby and football on a national and international level. It was a great opportunity to thank the parents and teachers of students at the school, who contribute to their children’s sporting success.

Bushey Manor Year 6 Science Visit

Sixty Year 6 students from Bushey Manor School came to enjoy a fun science session run in the Megalab as part of National Science Week. All of the students enjoyed the experience and took part in activities such as making a golden penny and the methane bubble experiment. Our own science sixth form students led the activities with the children and were a real credit to the academy.

Year 7 Hot Chocolate Thursday

Students from year 7 whose behaviour and effort in lessons and around the academy has been exemplary were invited to free hot chocolate in the canteen today. It was a great chance to reward them for their hard work and celebrate their success.

Year 10 and 11 Reward Tea

Students from year 10 and 11 who had shown exceptional effort and good behaviour were invited yesterday to attend a celebratory tea with the carers. It was lovely for staff to mingle and chat to the students and parents who are driving the academic progress and attainment at the academy.

Year 7 Boys Win the District Cup

Yesterday year 7 boys from the academy made their mark in regional football. They beat Bushey Meads 5-2 to become district champions. The boys were a credit to the academy and behaved impeccably. They were the model of good sportsmanship. Well done. 

Year 10 Boys Win the District Cup

Today, Bushey’s Year 10 Boys football team celebrated a win over Queens, the same team that beat them earlier In the season 3-1. A clinically precise cross for a header in, led to Bushey’s first goal. Our players ran down a free kick, which bounced off the keeper and was put it in the back of the net on the rebound for our second goal. The boys were 2-0 up at half time, with the goalkeeper only having touched the ball once. The second half was even more exciting. We gave away a penalty with two minutes to go and Queens converted it to make the score 2-1. In the last thirty seconds of the match one of our players ran from the half way line, saw the keeper off his line and scored one of the best goals of the season. We won 3-1. The boys were superb. Congratulations on winning the District Cup.

The Brilliant Club

A group of year 10 and 12 students attended the Brilliant Club this Friday. The students were all fantastic and represented us really well. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the launch of the programme and are looking forward to learning more in the tutorials. Year 10 are learning about clinical neuroscience and when humans begin to feel pain and Year 12 are learning about politics and voting trends focusing on whether to vote or not. The Brilliant Club encourages students from non-selective schools to apply for places at the prestigious Russell Group Universities.

Carols at Beaumont Care Home

Students went to Beaumont Care Home to sing carols for the elderly residents. There was also a performance of a Christmas themed story by the drama club students. A good time was had by all.