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Year: 2015

Top Accelerated Reader wins Early Holiday Gift

Congratulations to our Year 7 student Aran Mangat for reading the most words this year on Accelerated Reader. Aran read an incredible 3.8 million words in 85 books over the last four months, and was awarded an iPad mini by Head of Year 7 Andrew Reilly in an end of term assembly earlier today. Accelerated […]

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TINsel Appeal Raises Donations for Black Country Foodbank

Our staff, students and parents have done a tremendous job again this year raising both money and bringing in items for our TINsel appeal. As part of our ethos and values we help students to think about issues in the world that they can help make a difference with. All the money and tins raised […]

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Football Academy Team Photo with Andy Sinton and Deputy Principal Mrs Gray

Ex-England Star Opens Brand New Football Development Programme

Ex-England star Andy Sinton and Grace Academy Darlaston have opened the doors for the first time on their brand new Football Development Academy, giving students a new and exciting way to learn through sport. Students are coached by Andy Sinton himself, who boasts 22 years’ experience as a professional footballer and years of experience as […]

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Grace Academy Wins The Walsall Schools Silver Plate Cup

This is the first time a team of year eight and nine boys from Grace Academy Darlaston has won the trophy over the past five years and teacher Henry Holland said: “I am really proud of the team. They played great football and all of them have shown a huge amount of commitment. Members of […]

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Darlaston Teacher Wins National Competition

K’NEX is used in classrooms across the UK to bring to life Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) concepts, and the Teachers Build Futures campaign asks pupils to nominate teachers who make learning fun. Mr Paul Waterhouse, a Teacher and Head of the Aspire programme at Grace Academy Darlaston, was nominated for the Award by […]

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Darlaston Students Perform Spectacular Show With Professionals!

The budding local singers and students from Grace Academies in Darlaston and Solihull, with Gossey Lane Primary School, supported a host of stars in ‘The Magic of the Musicals’ and delighted the audience with a feast of songs from the shows ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The line-up included Keith Jack, […]

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Darlaston student Libby Robbins becomes Charity Ambassador and Miss Pre-Teen Wednesbury

Ms Robbins, who is one of only 20 people in the UK to be granted direct entry to the national finals of Dream Street’s Miss United Kingdom and Ireland competition, is also aiming to raise funds for The Red Bag Company, and Arthritis Research UK. Ms Robbins would like to encourage local community support and […]

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Darlaston Girls ‘Miss Understood’!

The ‘Miss Understood’ course run by school youth worker Lea-Ann Jones from Grace Academy Darlaston, addressed topics including developing a healthy body image, friendships, handling emotions, dating and aspirations. The girls from Year Eight and Year Nine who took part in ‘Miss Understood’ scored an average 7 points higher on the Rosenberg self-esteem quiz after […]

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Site Staff Welcome New Minibus To Help Disabled Students

The sixteen seat Minibus Lite is more comfortable, economical, and lighter than the Academy’s previous Yellow Bus which they have used since 2003, and Andy Burns, Group Facilities Manager at Grace Academy Foundation, said: “With the old minibus we could only carry students who were ‘ambulant disabled’ and who could get on and off the […]

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Carl Salt New Permanent Principal at Grace Academy Darlaston

Mr Salt, the former Headteacher of Aston Manor Academy which became one of the most successful schools in the country during his time there, is due to take up his position at Grace Academy Darlaston in April 2015. Born and bred locally, Mr Salt has spent his entire teaching career in Birmingham and the Black […]

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