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Year: 2017

Year 9 “Building Healthy Relationships” Day: Thursday 4th May

All year 9 students will be taking part in an off-timetable day on Thursday, 4th May, as part of their Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) programme.  This is part of the Grace Academy “Building Healthy Relationships” Ethos provision. The day will include a carousel of workshops with specialist external […]

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Year 10 Business Workshop: Tuesday 9th May

The year 10 GCSE Business cohort will be given the opportunity to attend a Marketing and Customer Service Workshop at Drayton Manor Park (Tamworth). This opportunity gives the students the chance to refine and apply the content learnt in Unit 1: Introduction to Businesses and will prepare for their Unit 2 controlled assessment: Investigating a […]

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Family Cooking Event: Wednesday 10th May

Our hands on course empowers families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Over the course of the year we will deliver 7 sessions, covering, meal preparation, food budgeting and nutrition. Families practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, and making a healthy meal for £5. Families take home […]

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Family Movie Night: Thursday 25th May

Held every half term, our ever popular movie nights provide a fun affordable evening for families to spend quality time together. In addition these events aid transition and facilitate  a fun way to showcase  the academy, facilities and staff.

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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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Cultural Visit To Rome Educates Students

Eighteen students from Years 12 and 13 got the chance to be immersed in the history and culture of this historic city, visiting Roman temples and learning more about Rome’s history as the centre of religion for thousands of years.  Teacher Kirsty Barlow said, “The trip gave our students a taste of being in a […]

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Raising Reading Levels

Grace Academy has introduced an on-line reading system called Accelerated Reader to help monitor and raise the reading levels of students. Once a term students take a test on the computer to assess their reading level, so that they can select and read books appropriate to their current ability.  Librarian Ashley Connolly said, “Our students […]

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Gallant Year 10 Boys Praised

Ten of our Year 10 boys have been presented with a gift and card by ASDA representative, Mrs Danks, as recognition of their outstanding demonstration of good citizenship. A member of the public contacted us to say they had witnessed a group of our students helping an elderly gentleman after he fell on the crossing […]

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