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. We are a proud member of The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership. Our ambition is to provide a high quality education that transforms the life chances of our students through a ‘knowledge engaged’ curriculum. We are passionate about curriculum and our framework of cognitive education aims to enable children to think independently and contribute positively to society and the wider world.
Our school has been on a remarkable journey over recent years and is now almost twice the size it was 2014, with over 1200 students starting 2019. This year we are looking forward to the opening of our new 12 classroom block, The Wilson Building, named after our inspirational ex-Head Master and local hero Tom Wilson. This building will open in 2020, which is also the 500th year the school has been in existence! Keep an eye on our website for news about events to celebrate this momentous achievement.
We were praised by Ofsted for being ‘a united learning community’ and we pride ourselves on being a caring school community with exceptionally high standards in all that we do and everyone within our community. 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 2019 we achieved the highest ever pass rate in English and Maths at both the “Standard” Grade 4 Pass (78%) and the new “Good” Grade 5 Pass (52%). Students achieved well across a wide range of subjects, with several of these above national average. At A Level and Level 3 BTEC almost half of all grades where A*/Distinction* to B/Merit. You can read about our examination results in the press releases on our website: https://www.thecoleshillschool.org/blog/570-coleshill-students-and-staff-celebrate-excellent-gcse-and-btec-results and https://www.thecoleshillschool.org/blog/569-2019-a-level-and-level-3-btec-results-from-the-coleshill-school . We have an inclusive, student centered, curriculum which offers a wide variety of traditional and applied courses.
As a Business and Enterprise academy we are outward facing and aim to be a regional leader in careers and employability. We are one of the few schools in the region to have achieved The Quality in Careers Standard, which recognizes our outstanding work in careers education. We are proud of our links 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. 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. For current parents and carers I will also keep you updated through my Weekly Update, which is e mailed out each Friday.
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 2019 from 6.00-8.00pm.
Ian Smith-Childs, Headteacher
The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Kittoe Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4RZ - Tel: 0121 323 2221 - for further information please visit: www.atlp.org.uk