Grace Academy, Solihull
|Motto||"To develop well mannered, bright students with a sense of values..."|
|Headteacher||Mr Darren Gelder|
|Founder||Lord Bob Edmiston|
|Location||Chapelhouse Road, Chelmsley Wood
|DfE URN||129342 Tables|
|Houses||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.
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named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28.
The school 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.
- Charity Commission. Grace Academy, registered charity no. 1103029.
- "Grace Academy Solihull". BBC news. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- Nigel Morris (20 August 2013). "The return of Section 28: Schools and academies practising homophobic policy that was outlawed under Tony Blair". The Independent. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- Charity Commission. Grace Foundation, registered charity no. 1103021.