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Celebrating a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in recent inspection

  Darren Gelder, Principal of Grace Academy, is celebrating the Academy’s recent ‘Good’ Ofsted rating with staff, parents, and students, after an inspection in March. Darren has already overseen a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of the Academy since he joined as the new Principal in 2014, after putting tough action plans in place to […]

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Engineering students set the gold standard in terms of performance

Engineering students are setting the gold standard in terms of performance, as 100% of Year 13s passed their A Level Engineering at pass to distinction grades in 2015/16.  One of the Year 13s has gone on to study engineering at university and three are doing engineering apprenticeships. In Product Design, 72.2% of students achieved A* […]

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Imaginative lessons and inspiring learning environment in PE

  More imaginative lessons and an inspiring learning environment have motivated students to take a whole new view of PE, encouraging them to take on leadership responsibilities outside the Academy, and improving their performance in external competitions. Among the new, non-traditional sports on offer are volleyball, dodge ball and general fitness, and a host of […]

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Helping The Homeless With Grace

Kind-hearted staff from Grace Academy have joined other volunteers to help the homeless in Birmingham. The charitable Grace Academy team joined other volunteers from ‘Let’s Feed Brum’, a charity which aims to help tackle homelessness in Birmingham, by giving out food, drink, clothing and other essentials to those in need. Birmingham’s homeless community is the […]

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Dates In The Diary

Awards Assembly  w/c 17th July

Family Film Night  Thu 20th July

Rewards Trips  Mon 24th July

Last Day of Term  Tues 25th July



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Welcome from our Principal

Welcome to Grace Academy Solihull

We offer a stimulating environment that enables every learner to progress and flourish. Our aims are clear: every student should reach and exceed their potential. We offer a clear and explicit support programme for all students and this extends to parents and carers. We are a community academy that embraces its responsibilities to work with the community and places itself as a hub for community events.
In addition to academic studies, we offer an exciting range of extracurricular activities. We offer family events and a variety of clubs linked to personal development. Both Sport and The Arts feature heavily in our extensive programme of activities. The performances that are staged at the school receive consistently outstanding praise. The academy has an excellent sporting reputation both locally and regionally, offering a wide and diverse range of sporting opportunities.
The Academy is an industry standard learning space where students have the opportunities to work with business people to develop their ‘real world’ learning. Each year the students experience and are involved with enterprise and business activities that help to widen their understanding of the opportunities available to them.
Students at the academy develop personal and social skills throughout their time with us that prepares them for the challenges ahead in a global environment. To support this we have our Academy Charter that give clear guidelines of what is acceptable behaviour at the academy and how you as parents and we at the Academy can work together to ensure that your child’s time with us is a rewarding and positive experience.
Our distinctive ethos based on sound Christian values ensures that our students appreciate the excitement of learning, the rewards of personal challenge and the importance of responsibility to others. As a result they become true citizens of the world. Please feel free to browse the site and if you have any questions or would like to visit, do not hesitate to contact us.

Darren Gelder, Principal