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Students collected 2,500 tins of food for those in need this winter

Students from every year group across Grace Academy collected 2,500 tins of food in a three-week appeal to help those in need this winter. The collection of tins and other non-perishable items will be distributed to struggling families through Birmingham City Mission and Renewal’s Helping Hands food delivery service. Commenting on the vital donations of […]

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Staff sport festive knitwear to support Save the Children

Staff at Grace Academy have dusted off their festive knitwear and delighted students by sporting a host of Christmas favourites including Rudolf, Santa, Christmas Elves and even Polar Bears in a bid to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Forty staff joined in the festive challenge to ‘make the world better with a sweater’ […]

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80 Chelmsley residents treated to free Christmas lunch and Victorian Christmas Fayre

    During a week of Christmas community festivities at Grace Academy, 80 elderly residents from Chelmsley Wood were treated to a free Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Darren Gelder, the Academy’s Principal, joined staff and sixth form students to serve food at the lunch as residents, along with special guest the Rt Rev […]

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Little Shop Of Horrors

Seymour and Audrey both work at Mr Mushnik’s Flower Shop in the down and out town Skid Row. One day, Seymour buys a strange and interesting plant who he names Audrey 2. Sadly, the plant soon starts to wilt and die, before Seymour discovers the only thing the plant will eat is…..BLOOD! As the plant […]

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Victorian Christmas Fayre and Carol Service

A Victorian Christmas Fayre and Carol Service

Come along to our Victorian Christmas Fayre and Carol Service on Friday 8 December, 6pm until 8.30pm. Carol services at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  

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Cascade of poppies for Remembrance

Students make cascade of 500 poppies for Remembrance

Over 800 students and staff from Grace Academy created a thought-provoking cascade of 500 poppies as part of their Remembrance Day celebrations. The commemorative display, which included messages of appreciation from students, came after a week of lessons about the contributions of soldiers from other races and cultures during both World Wars. Students observed a […]

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Significant investment in the learning environment

As we continue to improve in all areas, Grace Academy has invested heavily in improving the overall school environment, alongside developing sustained, high levels of teaching and learning in every lesson.  After making substantial improvements over the past three years, Principal Darren Gelder insists the Academy is not about to rest on its laurels, despite […]

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Football trip of a lifetime to Holland

Football trip of a lifetime to Holland

  Thirty-two students from Years 8 to 11 set off for the trip of a life time to Holland in October to up-skill themselves and their abilities in football. The footballing cohort got the chance to play an international club fixture against a Dutch school for the first time, as well as watching live professional […]

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Team building at Ackers

Team building at Ackers

Year 12 and 13 students have completed a team-building challenge at Ackers to help them work together more effectively. The adventurous group tackled a range of activities to test their abilities to communicate, work as a team and solve problems quickly and successfully under pressure. Head of Post 16 Kelly Williams said: “It was fantastic […]

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New Modern Foreign Languages subject

Students set high standards in new Modern Foreign Languages subject

Students are setting the standards high in Modern Foreign Languages, a brand new subject introduced by Katie Seazell in September for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Katie told us that taking Modern Foreign Languages is different and fun and said: “It’s all about giving students the opportunity to learn a new language and […]

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