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Year: 2014

Carol Service in a Day Raises £500 for Children’s Hospice

Over 150 Solihull children have joined together to put on a carol service in a day at Grace Academy Solihull, raising an expected final total of £500 for Zoe’s Place, a children’s hospice based in Coventry which serves the local community. The fund raising carol concert involved twelve North Solihull schools coming together for a […]

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Cookers Donated to Solihull Families Worth Over £2000

Grace Academy Solihull has donated eight electric cookers worth over £2000 to local families this Christmas, after they were left over as part a recent refurbishment at the Academy. A team from Grace Academy Solihull took time out this week to deliver the cookers straight to people’s houses in time for the festive season, so […]

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Christmas Comes Early For Solihull Families

Grace Academy Solihull is celebrating Christmas early this year by giving away Christmas presents to families at the Academy who are in real need. Over 30 children from 15 families received the Christmas toys and gifts, donated to the Academy by Renewal, a family church based in Lode Lane. Maxine Bromley, Family Support Worker at […]

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Royal British Legion Veterans Join Solihull Students For Remembrance

Gavin Pollock and Lee Pollock, members of the Chelmsley Wood Royal British Legion for over 40 years, joined eight hundred students at Grace Academy Solihull to celebrate Remembrance Day. The veterans shared their experiences of serving in the army, and visited an exhibition of the students’ artwork in memory of those who died during the […]

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Britain’s Top Comedy Writers Visit Solihull School

Two of Britain’s most popular comedy writers, known as the 2 Steves, delighted children from four Solihull Primary schools when they performed their literary game show at Grace Academy Solihull. Children from Fordbridge, Audley, Marston Green and Elms Farm primary schools joined Grace Academy students to watch a fast-moving show full of fun, storytelling and […]

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Solihull Students Return from All Expenses Paid London Weekend Away

Twenty-one students from Grace Academies in Darlaston, Solihull and Coventry have just returned from a high quality, all expenses paid trip to London, after winning the coveted IM Personal Achievement Award. The weekend away, donated by the IM Group worth over £9000, was awarded to Grace Academy students who made significant personal progress during the […]

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Grace Academy Solihull Appoints New Principal

Darren Gelder, the new Principal at Grace Academy Solihull, has announced plans to review the curriculum and re-organise the Academy. Mr Gelder, who has a background in working with schools to raise their performance, joined Grace Academy Solihull from Bexhill High where he was Head of School. His previous roles also include leading change at […]

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Lottery Grant for Community Garden at Grace Academy

Grace Academy Solihull has been awarded £9,967 from The Big Lottery Fund to create a community garden for students and local residents to enjoy. Grace Academy students will help to develop the garden in partnership with Gro-Organic, an organisation which helps community groups to make greener spaces in their communities. The idea behind the garden, […]

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Grace Academy’s Business Partners Compete in ‘Cook Off’

Thirteen of Grace Academy Solihull’s business partners have put their culinary skills to the test in a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ style event designed to test their prowess in the kitchen! During the competitive ‘Cook Off’ run by Aspen’s, the Academy’s caterers, the business partners were divided into teams and invited to make a two-course meal […]

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Grace Academy Solihull Celebrates Exam Success

Grace Academy Solihull students Katie Clark and Amy Firkin led the way in celebrating their GCSE results. Katie achieved 6A* grades and 6A grades, and Amy achieved 5A* grades and 4A grades, as well as an early entry AS in Business. In addition, 69% of students gained a grade C or above in GCSE English […]

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