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Year: 2015

Grace Academy Solihull Celebrates Best A Level Results for 8 Years

Students from Grace Academy Solihull’s Post-16 Centre are celebrating achieving the Academy’s best set of results for eight years. Under the leadership of new Principal Darren Gelder, who was appointed in September 2014, the Academy has shown considerable improvement with a 10% increase in students achieving at least three A Level passes, compared to last […]

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Year 11 “Building Healthy Relationships” Day: Thursday, 10th November

All year 11 students  will be taking part in an off-timetable day as part of their Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE).  This is part of the Grace Academy “Building Healthy Relationships” Ethos theme. Our aim is to support students in developing their self-esteem and ability to make intelligent, informed […]

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Grace Academy Solihull Celebrates Most Improved GCSE Results

Students from Grace Academy Solihull are celebrating achieving outstanding GCSE results, which are expected to make them one of the most improved Academies in the country. Darren Gelder, the Academy’s new Principal appointed in September 2014, has overseen a dramatic turnaround in the success of students with 78% of students achieving A* to C grades […]

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Solihull Students Perform Spectacular Show With Professionals!

Solihull students have joined local people in a mass community choir to sing and perform in a spectacular concert alongside outstanding West End professionals. The budding local singers and students from Grace Academies in Solihull and Darlaston, with Gossey Lane Primary School, supported a host of stars in ‘The Magic of the Musicals’ and delighted […]

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Solihull Girls ‘Miss Understood’!

A group of Solihull students have taken part in a six-week course designed to boost their self-esteem and confidence called ‘Miss Understood’, ending with a Pamper Graduation Day to highlight their natural beauty. The ‘Miss Understood’ course run by local Solihull model Josie Soden, and Laura Wadley, Youth and Community Coordinator, Grace Academy Solihull, addressed […]

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A Dream in a Day for Birmingham Children

Birmingham primary school children have performed a compelling abridged version of Shakespeare’s complex and intriguing romantic comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, after only one day of rehearsals with a professional producer. The eight and nine year old pupils from Gossey Lane Primary School stunned parents as they took to the enchanted forest in the roles […]

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‘Wolfblood’ Actress Advises Solihull Students

Shorelle Hepkin who plays Kay in CBBC’s hit drama ‘Wolfblood’, has taken time out to give her top tips for a successful career in TV, film and theatre to local Solihull students. Ms Hepkin’s workshop, held at Grace Academy Solihull, was designed to give students a genuine insight into life behind the scenes on a […]

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Bright Spark Scholarships For Solihull Students

National children’s charity Young Pioneers, has announced that Grace Academies in Solihull, Darlaston and Coventry will be the first Academies in the UK to benefit from ten new Bright Spark Scholarships, funded by National Grid. The Bright Spark Scholarship, developed by Young Pioneers, is designed to empower vulnerable young people to overcome adversity, giving them […]

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Sporting Soprano Laura Wright And Moseley Rugby Club Players Train With Students at Grace Academy Solihull

Sporting soprano Laura Wright, who is known to millions as the official anthem singer for the England Rugby Team, has tested her skills on the pitch in a tag rugby training session with students from Grace Academy Solihull. The soprano visited the Academy in her role as ambassador for the All Schools Rugby campaign, an […]

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Solihull Students Win Dragon’s Den Victory

Budding entrepreneurs at Grace Academy Solihull have been awarded £300 after winning a Dragon’s Den style competition to test their new business ideas. Chris Hallam, Santander’s Regional Director of Business Development, put the students through their paces as they pitched their original business concepts, with proto-types and promotional material, to a panel of business experts. […]

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