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 Darren Gelder
Founder Lord Bob Edmiston
Location Chapelhouse Road, Chelmsley Wood
West Midlands
B37 5JS
52°28′28″N 1°45′10″W / 52.4745°N 1.7529°W / 52.4745; -1.7529Coordinates: 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 11–20
Houses 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]

In 2009 the school achieved average results for Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 but only 28% achieved 5 or more GCSEs grade C or above compared to a national average of 47.6%.[2]


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named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28.[3]

Grace Foundation[edit]

The school is sponsored by Grace Foundation,[4] 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.

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