Knife Crime Awareness

Children face all sorts of pressures and it may be that your child is in contact with friends who carry knives.

The chances are your child has talked about knives with friends or heard a story about the kid who carried a knife. Whilst many young people do not carry knives – it is still a conversation worth having with your child. You have a role to play in helping your child make the right choice on this subject. If there is one person your child will listen to, it’s you. They respect you more than you think.

At the Academy we know how important the safety of your children are. The attached leaflet holds practical advice for parents/carers on what they can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife. The leaflet aims to give some pointers on what to look for, how to raise the subject and who to contact if you need more help.

All students in the Academy will receive an assembly this month as part of the West Midlands police Knife Crime Awareness.

Click here to read more.





To keep your child safe and ensure their well-being, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our links with you and keep everyone up-to-date and well informed. As sending written information home is sometimes unreliable, we have Schoolcal; an electronic school communication system. This will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably.

You will:

  • Receive letters more reliably and promptly
  • See letters in your inbox like any other email
  • Get a short text or app message if we need to contact you urgently
  • Still get paper letters if you don’t have email
  • Not need to rely on your child for delivery

We can:

  • Send more letters and information
  • Save on admin time, printing and paper
  • Contact you urgently when necessary

Next steps:

If you have not received an invite code please email L Craig at [email protected] to request one.

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Catholic Festival – Walsingham Aug 2017

When? Thursday August 25th 5pm – Monday 29th August 2pm

What? A 5-day outdoor Festival, including engaging international speakers, lively music, workshops, discussions, sports, social times, powerful prayer times, evening entertainment and loads more!

Where? Walsingham, The National Shrine of Our Lady, Houghton St Giles, Norfolk NR22 6AL

Who’s it for? Youth 2000 events are primarily for 16-30 year olds. However, we welcome people up to 35. We also welcome families and have a separate family camping field. If you are in this age range and interested in the deeper questions in life and finding out for yourself, then this festival is for you!

Cost: The cost is £100 per person. This covers marquee accommodation, all meals and entrance into the festival. The event is donation-only, so if you cannot pay the full amount we ask you to give what you can. If you can give more, this will help towards a place for someone else.

Transport: There will be coaches running from London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. For coach info and to book a place on a coach contact the National Office via: [email protected] tel: 02072212124
Public transport info is available upon request from the National Office

What to bring:
Ground mat
Sleeping bag
Warm clothes for the evenings
A small amount of cash for the showers, 25 year programme and other Youth 2000 goodies and merchandise
Your Bible
A pen,

How do I book?
You can book online here:!walsingham-retreat-registration/fi28i

Vote at a local Tesco store to help us win our funding bid.

A project put together to bid for funding that will enable us to improve the outside seating and recreational spaces for our students has been shortlisted to be put forward to a customer vote at local Tesco stores.

Our project along with two other successful projects in our region will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from 2nd January to 28th January and we will be notified by the end of February 2017 confirming the amount of funding we will receive. The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £5,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.

Voting can be placed at any of the following participating stores.

BUSHBURY EXPRESS                           WV10 8PN
WEDNESFIELD EXPRESS                    WV11 3HD
WILLENHALL                                          WV13 2PZ
EASTFIELD EXPRESS                             WV1 2HD
CLAREGATE EXP RESS                           WV6 9ED
WALSALL EXTRA                                     WS2 8EQ
ALDRIDGE EXPRESS                               WS9 0BP

Home / school coach travel

Urgent action required…


home-school-travel-passParents are reminded that a travel pass is now required for all pupils who wish to make use of the home to school coach service.

Friday the 16th September will be the last day pupils will be allowed to travel without presenting a valid travel pass.

We currently have only a small number of tickets remaining for this term and these will be supplied on a first come first served basis. Therefore if your child requires a travel pass your urgent action is required to avoid disappointment.

 To order your home / school travel pass

Passes can be purchased on-line by clicking here.

Alternatively, passes can be ordered via the school finance office on 01902 551589 and arrangements can be made to pay in installments via ParentPay.

If you have any queries regarding this letter or need assistance please feel free to contact the finance office using the number above.


Yours faithfully



Simon Williams
Academy Business Manager