Rushey Mead is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 15,962. It comprises the northern Leicester suburb of Rushey Mead in its entirety, as well as historical parts of Northfields and Thurmaston.
Rushey Mead is bounded by the wards of Humberstone & Hamilton to the south-east, Charnwood to the south, Belgrave to the south-west and Abbey to the west. North of Rushey Mead are the Leicestershire villages of Birstall and Thurmaston in the borough of Charnwood.
Rushey Mead was originally a part of the Thurmaston civil parish during the 19th century. The modern day suburb was split from Thurmaston and gazetted as a "Thurmaston Urban District" in 1894, before being annexed to the City of Leicester in 1935, when it was renamed Rushey Mead.
The suburb contains four primary schools, Wyvern Primary, Herrick Primary, Sandfield Primary and Rushey Mead Primary. There are also two comprehensives in the area which are Rushey Mead Academy and Soar Valley College.
- "City of Leicester ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for NationalStatistics. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
- Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11.
- Leicester City Council. "Ward Profiles - 2001 Census - Population". Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2011-11-14.
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