Half Term Update

I would like to welcome your students back after what I hope has been a lovely half term break for you and your families.

New Catering Management

We have new catering management operating at Grace Academy offering some delicious, wholesome meals.  Students eligible for free school meals will now be offered their meal at lunchtime only, not at morning break.  This is to ensure students benefit from and have time to enjoy a hearty meal during the day. Sandwiches and cold items will still also be available at lunchtime.  Further information will be provided concerning students who may wish to have breakfast items before school.


Thank you for your feedback via the recent uniform survey.  We can see many of you have concerns regarding uniform costs and are working with our suppliers to ensure there will not be an increase.  We appreciate the pin badges are being lost and are not practical and have therefore ordered sew-on coloured flashes for each student.  We are currently organising a team to sew these onto every student’s blazer here at the Academy and would be grateful for any volunteers.  In order for this to happen, we will require you to give your consent by signing a consent slip which will be placed inside your child’s planner.  We do not wish to burden any parents with sewing on this item and so will be arranging this in the Academy.

Extra-curricular clubs

We now have a comprehensive range of clubs for the students to enjoy and would encourage you to look through the attached timetable and book a place via your child’s tutor.

Forthcoming Events

We would remind all Year 11 students that we are hosting our Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday, 11th November between 5.45pm-8pm.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to talk with the teachers and find out what subjects are being offered.  There will be a presentation for all parents at 5.45pm.  Please arrive promptly.

We would also like to remind you that the Academy will be closed to students on Friday 12th November for a staff training day.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs N. Whiles


Extra Curricular Clubs Timetable. November 2021