Grace Academy, Solihull
|Motto||"To develop well mannered, bright students with a sense of values..."|
|Headteacher||Mr Roy Baylis|
|Founder||Lord Bob Edmiston|
|Specialism||Business and Enterprise|
|Location||Chapelhouse Road, Chelmsley Wood
|DfE URN||129342 Tables|
|Houses||Aylward, Livingstone, Newton, Tyndale, Wilberforce|
|Colours||Purple and gold (specifically against other academies, blue is used)|
It opened in 2006 and replaced the old Whitesmore School. It is a specialist Business and Enterprise college.
It is sponsored by Grace Foundation, a charity whose objects are "to advance for the public benefit education in the United Kingdom by promoting the establishment, maintenance, carrying on, management and development of schools with a Christian ethos and in accordance with Christian principles". Grace Foundation is endowed by Bob Edmiston, entrepreneur and founder of the evangelical international charity Christian Vision, who is a Governor of Grace Academy. On 20 August 2013, the school was among those named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28.
In both 2011 and 2012, Grace Academy Solihull was one of the most improved schools or academies in England. In the academic year 2012–13, the academy was the most improved in Solihull, one of the top performing Local Authorities in England, and also became the highest achieving academy in the North Solihull sub district.