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The British Biology Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised by the award of medals, certificates and other prizes. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level.

For the first time, The Coleshill School is celebrating two medals in the Biology Olympiad competition. A Level biology students Elena and Jess both achieved a bronze medal, placing them in the top 15% of students in the country.

Ms Rollason, Head of Science commented: “Both students should be extremely pleased with this achievement, and I hope they enjoyed the experience. The students have demonstrated excellent subject knowledge and enthusiasm for biology over the last few years and this achievement shows just how hard they work.”

Biology Olympiad Winners

Friday 17th February, 3.10 pm - Break Up for Half Term

Monday 20th to Friday 24th February - Half Term Holiday 

Monday 27th February, 8.45 am - Return to School

“You’re Hired!” - Year 11 Practice Interviews

Local employers have been teaming up with Year 11 students from The Coleshill School as part of the academy’s annual Practice Interview Day

Year 11 students ‘dressed to impress’ in smart business wear for their practice interviews.  Outside companies including:  BMW, Sertec, Kuehne & Nagel, NHS, Elevation and Clive Marks conducted the interviews which students had prepared for by completing formal application forms.   The 30 minute interviews were conducted just like ‘the real thing’ with structured questions about themselves including their predicted grades, outside interests and work experience.

For most of the students it was their first interview and a really important and valuable learning experience for them.  Feedback from both students and employers was really positive and everyone enjoyed the day and gained something from taking part.  It was a great experience for our students in preparing them with the skills they will require when starting in the workplace. 

Headteacher Ian Smith-Childs said: “Our students really benefit from taking part in the interviews,  especially with such a crucial life changing time ahead.  They took feedback and considered this to support them with their future endeavours.”

 “We would like to thank all the companies and their representatives for taking part and we look forward to welcoming them back to school in the future.”

Interview Year 11Group

Celebrating jubilant January for our talented sports teams!

Netball - Our Year 7 Netball Team are on a winning streak and won their second game of the season.  They won 8-3 against John Henry Newman.  The Year 8 Netball Team also won 9-4 against John Henry Newman.

Basketball - Our Year 7, 8, 9 Girls’ Basketball team achieved Gold in a Solihull Secondary Schools Basketball tournament.  This was their first ever Basketball competition.  

Football - Year 10 boys also achieved success when they reached the quarter finals of the Birmingham Football cup.    The Year 9 Boys are in the quarter finals of the Birmingham cup in February, hoping to make it to the semi-finals.

Rowing - A month of indoor rowing competitions saw the Year 8 Boys and Girls and Year 9 Boys win silver medals in the School Games Rowing Competitions and Year 9 girls won Gold!

Miss Blunt, PE Teacher commented “With 14 sports fixtures completed in January, a huge ‘congratulations’  to all who have represented the school and taken part in a sporting activity.  An amazing 363 students took part in enrichment sports activities in one week, making January a winning month!  We are so proud of all our students.”

Gold Medal


On Tuesday 24th January Year 9 students from The Coleshill School took part in the Girls Level 2 School Games Rowing Competition at CTC / Kingshurst Academy.

A team of four year 9 students took to the indoor rowing machines competing against other schools in the  local area.  Each member took to the rowing machines in a four minute time trial.  Coleshill took an early lead rowing 930m, followed by 877m, the third team member rowed 838m. Coleshill finished the final stage strong rowing 923m.  Onto the next event an 8 minute relay, with a little practice on the change overs the team rowed a massive 1782 meters.  With the team totals calculated, The Coleshill School finished 1st rowing a massive 5350 meters.

The team have now been selected to represent the County at the level 3 County final School Games.

Miss Blunt, PE Teacher commented “We are so proud of our Year 9 Girls’ Team, they came first against very strong competition.  This was all down to their excellent team work and dedication.”

Rowing Gold