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Grace Academy Post 16 Bake Off

Congratulations to Heather and Irene on winning the Grace Academy Post 16 Bake Off 2018, winning Amazon vouchers.  

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Successful student Alice Sale secures HR apprenticeship

Alice Sale secures an HR apprenticeship at WM Housing Successful former student Alice Sale secured an HR apprenticeship with WM Housing and said: “It all started for me at the Careers Fair at Grace Academy when WM Housing told me there would be an apprenticeship available after Sixth Form.  I waited for it to come […]

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Solihull Borough Education Award for Elllie De’Athe

Year 12 student Ellie De’Athe has been awarded the Solihull Education Award for ‘Outstanding Progress in Mathematics’ by The Mayor of Solihull. One of Ellie’s teachers, Shaun Donald, Assistant Principal, said: “Ellie’s journey from getting D and E grades in the bottom set to achieving 8 A*s at GCSE, three grades better than the national […]

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Student Guild improves Sixth Form for future students

After discussions with Darren Gelder, Principal, members of our new Post-16 Student Guild have been given the go-ahead to secure new lockers and equipment including a TV, radio and the use of Bluetooth to connect students’ iPads to monitors. The Year 12 and 13 students put in formal applications to be a part of the […]

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Solihull BID Awards

Our Business Partner XoServe were nominated for Best Community Project at the Solihull BID Excellence Awards 2017 Congratulations to our Business Partner XoServe for becoming finalists for the Best Community Project award at the Solihull BID Excellence Awards 2017  #GraceAcademySolihull

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Post 16 Rome Trip 2017

In February 2017 we took our Post 16 students to Rome, all students were outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the trip.

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Students Better Prepared To Make Healthy Life Choices

Year 12 students have been learning how to build healthy relationships in a series of workshops designed to help them explore their own values and attitudes to some of the big topics of life. Students discussed sensitive topics in a mature way – such as unplanned pregnancy and choices; the impact of pornography, HIV and […]

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Firing Up Young Minds

Firing up young minds roadshow Came in to meet our Post 16 students It was great to have the team from PET-XI Training in on 10th October getting our students fired up about their futures!

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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 […]

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Post 16 UCAS and Apprenticeship Parent Event

All Post 16 parents were invited into the academy for a workshop the night before our careers fair, the main reason was to make parents more aware about university and apprenticeship options available. During the evening parents and students were given detailed information about the costs involved, and shown that these should not be a […]

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