Grace Academy, Solihull

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Grace Academy
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Motto "To develop well mannered, bright students with a sense of values..."
Established 2006
Type Secondary
Religion Christian ethos
Headteacher Mr Roy Baylis
Founder Lord Bob Edmiston
Specialism Business and Enterprise
Location Chapelhouse Road, Chelmsley Wood
West Midlands
B37 5JS
England Coordinates: 52°28′28″N 1°45′10″W / 52.4745°N 1.7529°W / 52.4745; -1.7529
DfE URN 129342 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1115
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Aylward, Livingstone, Newton, Tyndale, Wilberforce
Colours Purple and gold (specifically against other academies, blue is used)

Grace Academy is a non-selective co-educational secondary school within the English Academy programme, at Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, West Midlands.

It opened in 2006 and replaced the old Whitesmore School. It is a specialist Business and Enterprise college.

Grace Academy Solihull is constituted as a company and registered charity under English law.[1]

It is sponsored by Grace Foundation,[2] 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named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28.[citation needed]

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.[3]

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