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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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West End Performer to Train New Community Choir in Darlaston

Award-winning West End performer and producer, Adam Hepkin, is planning to take the West Midlands by storm with a debut performance of his spectacular concert “The Magic of the Musicals”, with the help of a new mass community choir and students from Grace Academy Darlaston. Mr Hepkin, new Artistic Educational Developer for Grace Academies in […]

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‘Wolfblood’ Actress Advises Darlaston Students

Shorelle Hepkin who plays Kay in CBBC’s hit drama ‘Wolfblood’, has taken time out to give her top tips for a successful career in TV, film and theatre to local Darlaston students. Ms Hepkin’s workshop, held at Grace Academy Darlaston, was designed to give students a genuine insight into life behind the scenes on a […]

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Bright Spark Scholarships For Darlaston Students

National children’s charity Young Pioneers, has announced that Grace Academies in Darlaston, Solihull and Coventry will be the first Academies in the UK to benefit from ten new Bright Spark Scholarships, funded by National Grid. The Bright Spark Scholarship, developed by Young Pioneers, is designed to empower vulnerable young people to overcome adversity, giving them […]

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Ex-England Footballer Runs Academy for Darlaston Students

Former professional footballer and ex-England player, Andy Sinton, has kicked off specialised football training sessions for students at Grace Academy Darlaston. Twenty students are taking part in the football excellence programme, learning every aspect of the game including passing, shooting, heading, and other technical skills. The idea behind the scheme is to use football coaching […]

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Darlaston Students Donate Food to Struggling Families at Christmas

Students at Grace Academy Darlaston have given over 650 tins of food to the Black Country Foodbank, as part of their Christmas TINsel appeal to help those struggling during the festive season. Last year the Black Country Foodbank gave food provision to 22,000 people, including 6,500 children, by partnering with more than 300 agencies supporting […]

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Lord Edmiston Tells Students Determination and Stick Ability are Paramount!

The winning team from Grace Academy Darlaston visited Lord Edmiston at IM House after successfully turning an initial fund of £20,000 into £125,300 during three days of trading on a fictitious stock market. Explaining some of the basic principles of business success, Lord Edmiston said: “Success in business is not just about working hard, but […]

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Grave Academy Darlaston Invites Community to Sixth Form Open Evening

Grace Academy Darlaston has warmly invited the local community to celebrate the outstanding achievements of students at a Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 12 November 2015, from 5pm until 7pm. The Academy’s hi-tech campus and world class amenities contributed to students and staff achieving a 97% pass rate at A level and Level 3 […]

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