Rudheath pupils swap exams for glam

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After months of hard work revising and taking exams Rudheath Senior Academy pupils let their hair down in style at their glitzy end of year Senior Prom.

Books and biros were cast aside in favour of ties and tiaras as they strolled down the red carpet to say goodbye to their high school, at Vale Royal Abbey (Thursday, June 20).

The leavers dressed to impress to celebrate their time at the Academy and now look forward to a bright future.

Headteacher Ana Roslan said: “This Year 11 started school here at Rudheath on the same day as I did and I remember vividly how nervous I felt that day but also how sure I was that I had made a great decision to come here and work with such wonderful young people.

“Now they’re all grown up and ready to fly and each and every one of them has tried hard to embody our values of resilience, scholarship and ambition.

“I would like to thank Year 11 and their families for the support they have given the academy over the last five years and I look forward to hearing all about their future successes.”

The Year 11 pupils have particular reason to be proud of their achievements. Formerly University of Chester Academy Northwich (UCAN), the school suffered extensive damage when a blaze ripped through it February 2018 – a key time for their studies.

It happened only a month after the school received a ‘good’ Ofsted report, and proved a massive test of character for both staff and children.

The school became part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) in November and already many positive changes have taken place.

One of the highest performing Trusts in the country, NWAT has a proven track record of improving schools.

Oak View Academy in Winsford was the second worst primary in the country in 2014 but is now rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, and other west Cheshire schools within the trust include ‘outstanding’ St Martin’s Academy, Chester, and Delamere Academy – the highest performing primary in the borough.

For more information about Rudheath Senior Academy, email: or tel: 01606 42515.