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Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our website. 

We are a school with high aspirations for all members of our school community. Ofsted rated us ‘Good’, following an inspection in 2016; you can read the report on our website.  Our motto of ‘learning and achieving together’ really sums up our aim to ensure all of our staff and students work together to ensure everyone exceeds their potential. We are a proud member of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, which supports us in delivering an excellent level of education.  We aim to develop students within the framework of ‘The Coleshill Learner’ so they are able to achieve the best outcomes they are capable of and are also ready for further education, training or employment in the 21st Century.

Our school has been on a remarkable journey over recent years and has grown by over a third in size to approximately 1210 students in 2018.  We were praised by Ofsted for being ‘a united learning community’ and we pride ourselves on ensuring we maintain our focus on the school community by being organised into family groups within our four houses and vertical tutor groups.  Behaviour at our school is excellent, with a focus on positive working relationships between staff and students and a culture of tolerance and respect. Teaching, across all subjects, is consistently strong and we have a number of teachers who work to support other schools within our Learning Partnership.

Over the last three years our examination results have been broadly in line with national averages, with many subjects achieving beyond them.  In 2018 we have achieved our best ever GCSE results, with almost half of all students achieving the new Grade 5, or ‘Good Pass’ in English and maths.  In science we achieve consistently excellent results with 51% of of students achieving 2 sciences grade 5 and 64% achieving grade 4, students studying separate sciences achieved 44% grade 7-9. We have 12 subjects this year that are above national average.   At A Level we had some notable individual successes, with almost 40% of all grades achieved at A*-B grade.  We have a thriving and inclusive Sixth Form, with nearly 200 students across Years 12 and 13, including a cohort of talented footballers from the highly successful Deon Burton Football Academy who have joined us to study BTEC Sport and the Extended Sports Diploma.

As a Business and Enterprise academy we are outward facing and aim to be a regional leader in careers and employability. We have strong partnerships with local businesses including: SERTEC, who sponsored our new ICT suite in 2017; BMW, with whom we worked on an enterprise challenge to design and build hydrogen fuelled cars and local businesses who have provided a range of employability workshops and provide excellent opportunities for our students.  This year we are aiming to achieve the prestigious award of Careers Mark Gold, to recognize our work in this area.  We are a ‘Digital Schoolhouse’ meaning we are at the forefront for teaching computing and we deliver computing to our primary partners too. We are always open to new projects and ideas so please do get in touch if you have any!

The best way to get a feel for our school is to come and visit us during the school day and have a student led tour. This will enable you to see our amazing students and teachers in action. We have places in some of our year groups and are always open to having discussions about school admissions. If you are unable to visit us right now take some time to look on our Twitter or Face Book pages and you will see the photos and videos that capture the wealth of activities and student achievement over recent weeks and months.

The beauty of working in education is that there is something every day to make us smile or laugh or burst with pride.  We welcome you to come and share this with us.

Open Evening is Thursday 10th October 2018 from 6.00-8.00pm.

If you require any further information or would like to arrange a visit please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Ian Smith-Childs, Headteacher

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) - 'Putting children at the heart of everything we do' 

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is a respected multi-academy trust connecting schools in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, including six primary schools, three secondary schools and one national teaching school.

The ATLP has been pioneering school improvement since 2009. Our growing learning family comprises 5,500 students and more than 900 staff. Our core purpose and vision is to provide outstanding education across the partnership through collaborative working, local responsibility and accountability, systematic quality assurance and a commitment to continual improvement.

We believe that every child has the right to be a powerful learner. Our schools are connected by a strong moral purpose to provide accessible, outstanding education for all, in happy, creative nurturing and aspirational environments.

Our academies and partners are quite distinctive and separate, serving different communities and phases: but all are either, or have the capacity to become, ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

Working together rather than in isolation means that we can accelerate school improvement and ensure excellence in and across our family of schools.

As an established MAT, we have developed the capacity and capability to raise standards collectively and have made a demonstrable impact on our learning communities. Our academies benefit from ambitious leadership and governance, and excellent teaching and learning.  We strive to raise standards and expectations: to develop innovative, creative and resilient learners; to ensure excellence in all that we do, through strong collaborative working and a shared commitment to all pupils in all our schools.

Our aim is quite simply the opportunity to make all schools better, to determine our own destinies and to transform the lives of those around us.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Kittoe Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4RZ - Tel: 0121 323 2221  - for further information please visit: www.atlp.org.uk 


2018.09 The Coleshill Learner