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Grace Academy hopeful is among top-pick to take part in CBBC football contest

  We’re backing Year 7 pupil, Jada, for CBBC’s second series of ‘Match of the Day: Can You Kick It!’ In search for the UK’s best young technical players, the CBBC’s kids TV program follows the journey of young footballing hopefuls as they compete to show off their skills to the pros while undergoing an […]

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“YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN” Post-16 students gear up for work experience!

Work experience is just around the corner for our Year 12s, and they’ve been getting ready with a preparatory workshop from local business partners. The 2 hour workshop featured group discussion, writing tasks, and motivating input from visiting professionals who encouraged students to seize every opportunity with both hands, be friendly and professional, and believe […]

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STUDENTS SHARE EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES OF ACADEMY LIFE IN BRAND NEW VIDEO LAUNCH

Grace Academy Solihull has invited students to do the talking and share their real, everyday experiences of school life in a new video to showcase the Academy. WATCH HERE WHEN YOU CLICK ON NEWS ITEM! So many excellent things take place Grace Academy and the new video offers a genuine glimpse of who we are […]

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Pop-Up Easter Experience Success

In the lead up to Easter, students enjoyed an immersive pop-up “Easter experience”, designed to help them learn more about the story of Easter and why it is celebrated by Christians today. Through an interactive audio tour, students were guided through different aspects of the Easter narrative, with activity stations to help them consider their […]

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Year 9 Maths Superstars win Bronze!

Year 9 Maths superstars recently took part in the UK Intermediate Junior Maths Challenge along with pupils from over 3,000 schools and colleges in the UK. The maths challenge is designed to stretch advanced Year 11 students and below, so we are extremely proud of these three Year 9 students who, despite being among the […]

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Students become “Mini Medics” for the day!

Year 9 and 11 students recently took part in a fantastic Medical Mavericks workshop, gaining insight into the inner workings of the human body, trying their hand at real-life medical procedures and finding out more about career paths in health science.   Students had the opportunity to try out professional equipment in order to calculate […]

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Professionals share career journeys with students

It was a privilege  to have visitors from University of Gloucestershire, as well as past students, a professional lawyer, and our independent career adviser with us recently to deliver a series of career-focused assemblies and workshops for Year 10, 11, and 12 students. Students heard from guests about their various career journeys, with talks designed […]

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Brand new Police Cadets group launches at Grace Academy

Students are getting stuck in to a brand new Volunteer Police Cadets group that has just launched at Grace Academy Solihull. Open to young people from any background, gender, ability / disability and regardless of any interest in joining the Police, the cadets group seeks to provide an opportunity for all young people to be […]

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Mystery ‘bookie breakfast’ in Solihull on World Book Day

It was an early start for students who enjoyed an enviable ‘Bookie Breakfast’ of croissants and hot chocolate, while unwrapping mystery books given out by the library to celebrate World Book Day. Ashley Connolly, Grace Academy’s librarian, organised the breakfast to encourage students to sit down together and talk about, and read, a new and […]

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High jump champion David Smith shares sport top tips with students

Birmingham-based High Jump champion David Smith, an athlete from Sports For Champions UK, shared some top tips on how to succeed with over 50 Year 9 students at Grace Academy Solihull. David Smith, who came first in the High Jump at the 2017 Scottish Championships, and second in the 2017 British Championships, put students through […]

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