Month: April 2016

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.

Year 9 Values Day – Building Healthy Relationships

On Thursday 5 May Year 9 students will take part in a values day focusing on “Building Healthy Relationships” ethos theme.  Our aim is to support students in developing their self-esteem and ability to make intelligent, informed choices based on their values so they can build happy, healthy and safe relationships. The day will include a…
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Students Run 10k for Charity

A number of Sixth Form students and staff will be running the Great Birmingham 10k race on Sunday 1 May for their chosen charity, Macmillan.  If you would like to make a donation to help students and staff reach their collective target of £1,000, please go to and search for Matthew Godwin.

Solihull comes alive with The Sound of Music

  The Borough of Solihull came alive with The Sound of Music after local students performed their sell out show to 1000 people in two matinees, three evening shows, and a tour of local primary schools. The youngest ever cast of 11 to 18 year olds from Grace Academy sang chart-topping classics from the Rodgers…
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Innovative Social Enterprise Idea Gains Students Fourth Place in Mosaic Regional Finals

  A new social enterprise idea from students in Solihull has gained them fourth place in the Regional Finals of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, a national online business simulation game. The innovative team from Grace Academy competed against 937 students and 234 teams from across the West Midlands to gain fourth place, after they developed…
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Don’t miss our biggest ever Family Fun Day on 16 July 12pm – 3pm

  Bring your friends and family along to this fantastic FREE event and enjoy a great day out, whatever the weather!

“30% more of our students are going to a good university.”

According to Matt Godwin, Head of Sixth Form, the Academy’s big focus this year has been on encouraging students to take more ownership of, and accountability for, their studies inspiring and resourcing them to achieve higher results and become effective citizens.  Matt said: “We were extremely pleased to achieve the Academy’s best set of results…
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Year 2 students get the chance to bake in our kitchen

Grace Academy gave excited Year 2 students from Shirestone Academy, the chance to bake chocolate bread in their kitchens because they had no space in their own kitchen. Maxine Bromley, the Academy’s Family Support Worker, said, “It has been great to see young people getting so much out of baking with chocolate, and learning maths…
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