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|Motto||Developing engineers and business leaders for the future|
|Type||University Technical College|
|Vice Chair||David Bell|
|Founder||Sir Anthony Bamford|
|DfE URN||139234 Tables|
|Students||Approximately 145 in each year group|
|Houses||Bamford, Arkwright, Royce|
|Colours||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 diplomas.
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  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.
The school opened in September 2010 in the converted and refurbished Arkwright Mill in Rocester. It has a new teaching wing and workshops. The JCB Academy is the first University Technical College in the UK.
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 120 students in each of the four year groups.
A business ethos surrounds all the work at The JCB Academy and its uniform includes jackets and ties, boilersuits, workboots, and sports kit. For industrial safety reasons the school tie is clip-on, not a standard neck tie as used by most schools.
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 gold for Bamford, green for Arkwright and red for Royce. Students must also wear ties featuring these colours corresponding to their belonging house.