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Read Our Spring 2017 Newsletter Now!

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available to read, featuring photos from our Grace Awards event, and other news stories from the last few months. GAD Newsletter Spring 2017 (PDF)

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Keele University Bring Their Stardome Experience Back to Grace Academy Darlaston

On Friday 27th January, Keele University very kindly brought their Stardome to Grace Academy Darlaston! The Stardome is a mobile planetarium that teaches students about our solar system. Rob Jeffries, Professor of Astrophysics at Keele University, delivered a fascinating session to pupils from our local primary schools over the course of the day. One pupil […]

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Oxford University Visit

Selected students in years 8 and 9 have visited Oxford University, in order to gain a real Insight into how a University works, and what it is like to be a university student. The students had a chance to speak with current undergraduates and ask them questions as well as a tour of the university. […]

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Photos from the Grace Awards 2016

Our Annual Grace Awards took place in November and the event was a wonderful celebration of some of our most outstanding students. Head of R.E. Pete Wright directed proceedings with exemplary help from Sixth Form students Ben Hughes and Abigail Walker. Thank you to all of our students, staff, parents and governors for making it […]

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Bronze Success for Duke of Edinburgh Students

A huge congratulations to 8 students who completed and passed their assessment for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition at the Long Mynd in Shropshire over October half-term. Travelling on foot, unaccompanied and completely self-sufficient for 2 days, the students enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to explore the Long Mynd hills in Shropshire. The skills […]

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Science Magic…Magic Science with Ian Dunne

Last week we welcomed several of our local primary schools in to see a fantastic science show delivered by the very engaging and amusing science presenter Ian Dunne. Ian wowed the audience with various scientific demonstrations including a Van de Graff generator, a singing Tesla coil, and an extremely high pitched talking Theramin (pictured)! The […]

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Violin Lessons a hit with Year 7 Students

Students in Year 7 are learning to play the violin taught by specialist instrumental teachers from Forest Arts Centre working alongside Head of Music Mrs Duckett, as well as taking part in singing and musical games. This exciting opportunity enables every child to have the chance to experience live music, group singing, ensemble playing and performance. Our […]

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Year 7 Rounders Team Crowned Walsall School Champions

Only 6 months after being formally introduced to the sport, Grace Academy Darlaston’s Year 7 Rounders team were crowned Walsall School Champions after an impressive final against Streetly. Over the summer months the team played numerous league matches against schools from around the Walsall borough including Aldridge, Pool Hayes, Shire Oak, Brown Hills, St Francis […]

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Students Celebrate rise in A* to A Grades in Their GCSE Results

Students at Grace Academy Darlaston are celebrating achieving outstanding results in their GCSEs. The majority of students achieved grade C or above in English and Maths, with both subjects achieving above national average progress. Over 61% of students achieved A* to A grades in at least one subject, an increase of 26% on last year. […]

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Improved achievement for Sixth Form students

Sixth Form students at Grace Academy Darlaston are celebrating an overall improvement in their achievement this year. Over 90% of A Level students and 100% of vocational students passed their examinations with some exceptional results, while the average points allocated to each student increased by 12 points compared to last year. Many students’ achievements surpassed […]

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