A new club AFC Rushden & Diamonds was set up in 2011 and currently plays at the Dog & Duck, Wellingborough, in the Southern Football League.

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Mrs L Willing Head of ArnoldE: l.willing@rushden-academy.net

The parish of Rushden covers an area of some 9,000 acres (36.42 km2), and is part of the district of East Northamptonshire. The population of Rushden is 29,272 (Census 2011),[1] making it the fifth largest town in the county. The Rushden-Higham urban area, which includes the adjoining town of Higham Ferrers, has an estimated population of 36,410.

The team at St Marys will be glad to talk to you about any questions about faith or the churches ministry.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We operate a Safer Recruitment policy and all personnel involved in regulated activity will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.

There is also a privately owned museum in Rushden which is situated in the town's Hall Park. It is open between the months of May and October.

... If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.' 2 Chronicles 7.14-15

Rushden Hall is the oldest domestic building in the town, once owned by many families throughout the years including the Sartoris family and the Pembertons family. The hall now functions as the head office of the town council and some rooms are available for hiring. It lies in 32 acres (13 ha) of land which now is a public park (Hall Park).

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Miss A Gurnham Head of Tull E: a.gurnham@rushden-academy.net

Junior Football is catered for by South Rushden Junior Football Club, who will offer football for boys and girls from 4 years of age.

Rugby Union is played at Manor Park, the home of Rushden & Higham RUFC. The club was created in October 1951. Over the years the club has played at Chamberlain's Field, near the old Higham railway station, Saffron Meadows, and the John White's ground in Rushden and now plays at Manor Park, Rushden, on pitches rented weekly from the town council.

Before the single-sex senior schools were merged, the former girls school in Rushden was named "Chichele Girls School" after Henry Chichele who was born in the neighbouring town of Higham Ferrers.

"I feel that Rushden Academy is a brilliant school with a lot to offer each and every student. With the large range of subjects and opportunities it offers, the students here are very happy. No matter what year a student is in, the teachers do a great job of creating a great learning environment for them, to ensure they do well. The academy has lots of new changes to look forward to in the future.I feel privileged to be Head girl of this school."

Today RHTS owns and runs Rushden Transport Museum, has over 650 members and organises one of the biggest Transport Rallies and  County Shows in the area attracting over 25000 people to Rushden during the annual 3 day event.

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In terms of roads, Rushden is bypassed by the A6 which has connections to Kettering (Northbound) and Bedford and Luton (Southbound). The A45 connects Rushden to the East coast as well as Northampton and the M1 motorway westbound.

Students join ‘Team Rushden’ from the town and neighbouring localities in Northamptonshire, united by their strong desire to learn and work hard in order to reach their full potential. In partnership with our academy sponsor, we have high aspirations for all our students and know it is our responsibility to enable children to leave Rushden wiser, more fulfilled, and with greater choices in every area of their lives.

Crime has been on the rise in Rushden rapidly in the last few years. Numerous murders and violent crimes have taken place. Most notably the murder of 23 year old Steven Smith[20] who was stabbed to death in an act of 'pure aggression' on October 25th 2014. On Sunday January the 25th a 15 year old boy[21] was stabbed in the back by a group of youths. In December 2015 over 287[22] crimes were committed in Rushden and Higham Ferrers alone.

Peter Bone MP is the local MP representing Wellingborough. As a result of recent electoral changes, Rushden has been divided into five wards for both District and Town Council purposes. With the following re-classifications: Rushden Spencer (formerly North), Rushden Hayden (formerly East), Rushden Bates (formerly South), Rushden Sartoris (formerly South) and Rushden Pemberton (formerly West).

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Miss S Carroll Head of Pemberton E: s.carroll@rushden-academy.net

I want all of our students to ‘Aspire, Explore and Succeed’ and take enormous pride leading this outstanding community. I look forward to welcoming you to Rushden Academy and speaking to you personally whilst touring the Academy; our best ambassadors are our students – come and meet them soon and hopefully you will also choose to join ‘Team Rushden’.

Rushden Academy continues to be a vibrant community providing a wide range of exciting and extended opportunities to students.


All Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome at any of our services, see also our weekly notices for more details, festivals etc

The heritage Rushden, Higham and Wellingborough Railway currently operate services from Rushden's station.

Several major UK airports are only within 60 miles or 1 hour driving distance of the town, including Luton, East Midlands, Birmingham and Stansted.

The town's football club, Rushden Town merged with nearby Irthlingborough Diamonds in 1992 to become Rushden & Diamonds. The new club moved to Nene Park, on the outskirts of Irthlingborough, and played there until going into liquidation in 2011.

We are the body of Christ and each one of us is part of it. 1 Corinthians 12: 27

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The Education Fellowship, encouraging our pupils to become confident, independent young adults. Competition is ingrained in our daily lives but it is balanced by compassion and respect for others.

Rushden has its own Air Training Corps Squadron, the 858 (Rushden) Squadron. It is run by officers who are commissioned in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch), assisted by adult Senior NCO’s and civilian instructors; all are volunteers.[citation needed]

Cadets go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, all on a nautical theme, plus get extra skills to give you a head start in life.

The Salvation Army in Rushden has a busy community centre, a summary listing is below, pick a topic on the left hand side for more information.

In early 2011, improvements to the High Street began with regeneration on the ‘southern gateway’ and a creation of a 'town square' in the middle of the High Street.[11]

Rushden is a town and civil parish in the county of Northamptonshire, England.

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However, in this edition I’d like to begin by recognising the achievements of some of our superbly dedicated staff. Firstly, huge congratulations to Ms Gail Wickens, who earlier this month, won the Inspirational Teaching Award at the annual Northants Newspapers Education Awards. Secondly, I’d like to thank all of the staff who are leaving us this summer for their hard work and dedication. But I must take this opportunity to highlight 2 members of staff individually.

For adult education, Rushden is served by a 'Learning Centre' which is located in the town centre. The Learning Centre is operated by Bedford College, and offers Information Technology, English Language and Mathematics courses.