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Macmillan Coffee Morning

GAC host Macmillan Coffee Morning Many people have to battle cancer, either experiencing it themselves or through a loved one who has to face difficult reality. This is why we have Macmillan nurses. These heroic people take into account the patient’s needs and feelings each day as they do their job. If you think about […]

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Student review of Joseph

REVIEW: Joseph amazes at GAC! On 15th and 16th December, students of GAC gave a powerful performance of emotive songs in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Since October, several hours every week have gone into hard but enjoyable rehearsals, and the cast deserved every applause they received! Lead actor, Callum Rose, […]

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The Grace Gazette Arrives!

Selected students across the academy have worked hard to produce the school’s first student-made newsletter. Featuring articles written by pupils about events from Term 1, the newsletter is a place where student effort can be recognised and celebrated. The Year 11 trip to London to see An Inspector Calls, an account of presenting in front […]

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Dates in the Diary

Spring Half Term – The Academy closes Friday 17th February 2017

Term 4 – The Academy opens Monday 27th February 2017

Easter Break – The Academy closes Friday 7th April 2017

Term 5 – The Academy opens Monday 24th April 2017

Teacher Training Day – Friday 28th April



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Welcome from our Principal

We offer a stimulating environment that enables every learner to progress and flourish. Our aims are clear: every student should reach and exceed their potential. We offer a clear and explicit support programme for all students and this extends to parents and carers. We are a community academy that embraces its responsibilities to work with the community and places itself as a hub for community events.
In addition to academic studies, we offer an exciting range of extracurricular activities. We offer family events and a variety of clubs linked to personal development. Both Sport and The Arts feature heavily in our extensive programme of activities. The performances that are staged at the school receive consistently outstanding praise. The academy has an excellent sporting reputation both locally and regionally, offering a wide and diverse range of sporting opportunities.
The Academy is an industry standard learning space where students have the opportunities to work with business people to develop their ‘real world’ learning. Each year the students experience and are involved with enterprise and business activities that help to widen their understanding of the opportunities available to them.
Students at the academy develop personal and social skills throughout their time with us that prepares them for the challenges ahead in a global environment. To support this we have our Academy Charter that give clear guidelines of what is acceptable behaviour at the academy and how you as parents and we at the Academy can work together to ensure that your child’s time with us is a rewarding and positive experience.
Our distinctive ethos based on sound Christian values ensures that our students appreciate the excitement of learning, the rewards of personal challenge and the importance of responsibility to others. As a result they become true citizens of the world. Please feel free to browse the site and if you have any questions or would like to visit, do not hesitate to contact us.

Darren Gelder, Principal