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On Monday 17th September, students from The Coleshill School met with Sean Matty and Martin Blaydon from Suez to receive a cheque for £400.00 towards their fantastic recycling idea for the school.

Over the summer term members of the student STEM club (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), working alongside the school’s student council, were given the task to solve the problem: ‘Reducing Plastic Use at The Coleshill School’. They looked at the recycle triangle to reduce, reuse, recycle and how as a school they could improve plastic use and reuse. 

They researched and developed a reusable water bottle with the school logo on that could be issued to students to replace the numerous single use bottles currently used around school.  The students contacted Suez with their idea, who kindly agreed to sponsor the project for Year 7.

Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher, commented “Our students are really keen to promote recycling and came up with the brilliant idea of reusable water bottles.  We would like to thank Suez for their kind donation which will allow us to purchase water bottles for Year 7 students.  We hope to gain more sponsorship so that we can roll the project out to other Year groups.”


file 44It has been another successful year for those students studying Post 16 courses at The Coleshill School. There have been many excellent results and individual successes and the whole schoolcommunity can be proud of what has been achieved. The results this year reflect the inclusive nature of our Sixth Form and the diverse range of subjects that we currently offer.

This was the first year for many of the new reformed A Levels to be examined and both students and teachers nationally have therefore been faced with new, more rigorous qualifications. We are therefore pleased that our students rose to the challenge, with almost 40% of grades at A*-B.

‘We are pleased with the performance of our students. These results are the culmination of their hard work and the dedication of the teachers and the Sixth Form Team who have supported them.’

Ian Smith-Childs

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This year we are proud to also recognise the achievements of our students who are part of the Deon Burton Football Academy. Students from Warwickshire and the wider region have spent the year studying for Level 2 and 3 BTEC Sport Diploma, as well as training and playing football to a very high standard. The results in the Level 3 Diploma were very pleasing with the majority of students achieving high merits and some distinctions. A number of boys who studied the Level 2 course have now graduated to the Level 3 course for next year, which is a great achievement.

On the pitch the ‘Rochdale Mids’ teams have achieved great success, with the first team finishing 3rd and the second team finishing 6th in their respective leagues.  We are also proud to see three of our stars, Steven Simpson, Justice Campbell and Luke McGinnell gain places at The Player Academy at St George’s Park, where they are excelling as elite young players.

These results have given our students the best chance for the next stage in their education or employment. The majority of our students have gained places in their first choice universities or colleges, with 30% attending Russell Group universities, whilst other students have secured quality apprenticeships. Some students are taking a gap year and applying for university starting in 2019 and one student has gone into full time employment. We wish all of our students the very best of luck in this next exciting phase of their lives and remind them that The Coleshill School is their school and they are always welcome to return.

We are very proud of all of our students and note some outstanding performers below:

Niamh Dolaghan A English Literature, A Psychology, B Law
Bethany Watts B Drama and Theatre Studies, B English Language, B English Literature
Hannah Smyth A Economics, B Biology, D Mathematics
Katie Harvey A Psychology, C English Literature, C Mathematics
Alexander Truman B Business Studies, B Economics, Merit IT, B EPQ (highest progress in the year)
Luke McGinnell Triple Distinction Sport Extended Diploma

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Staff and students at Coleshill School are celebrating their BEST EVER GCSE RESULTS! The comprehensive academy, and proud member of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is delighted to see this year’s cohort perform so well.

Achievement in English and Mathematics is the highest the school has ever achieved, including in the government’s new tougher measure of the Grade 5 ‘Good Pass’ which almost half of all students (49%) achieved in both English and Mathematics. The number of students achieving a Grade 4 ‘Standard Pass’ in both subjects also rose to 66%. 

This year saw students studying the new reformed GCSEs in almost all subjects. The removal of coursework, for most subjects, and the increased rigour of the examinations meant that there were some nerves around how students would perform. Staff were therefore delighted to see that grades achieved in a range of subjects were impressive. 60% of students studying History achieving a Grade 5. In Science the number of students achieving a Grade 5 in 2 good sciences rose to 51%, which, along with 64% of students achieving Grade 4+, represents a significant achievement. 

Staff were also delighted to see an increase in the number of students achieving top grades with 17% of students achieving Grade 7 or above in Mathematics and 19% in English. Over 40% achieved this standard in Biology and Chemistry, whilst an impressive 25% achieved top grades in Computing. Students studying BTEC subjects also achieved the highest grades, with 40% achieving Distinctions in Sport.

Headteacher Ian Smith-Childs commented, ‘The record results in both English and Mathematics, coupled with such good results across a range of subjects, give our students the foundations for their futures. These students have worked incredibly hard and deserve the success that these results represent.’

The whole school community is proud of the achievements of the 2018 Year 11 cohort and now looks forward to welcoming the majority of these students into the Sixth Form and following with interest the future studies and careers of students who are departing; this school will always be their school.

We are incredibly proud of all of our students but we recognise below the achievements of some of our top performers this year:

Sophie Reynolds              9,9,9,9,9,8,8,8,7

Mitchell Thomas               9,9,9,9,8,7,A,6

Emily Doras                      9,9,8,8,8,8,7,7,7

Elle Wright                        9,9,8,8,7,7,7,A,6

Thomas Allister                 9,9,8,8,8,7,7,6,5

Alice Connolly                   9,8,7,7,7,7,6,6

Finlay Hill                          9,8,8,8,7,7,7,7,6

Freya Tarrach                   9,8,8,8,7,6,6,6,6

Zak Burchell                     9,8,7,7,6,6,6,6,4



School will finish at 12.15pm on Friday 20th July and the usual busses will collect students at this earlier time.  If for any reason they wish to stay in school and be collected at 3.10 as normal then there will be staff available to supervise.  Please can you contact school to let us know if this is the case.


The school will be open from 9.00am till 11.30am for students to collect results:

Year 12 and 13 can pick up AS/A2 results on Thursday 16th August

Year 11 can pick up GCSE results on Thursday 23rd August

If any student is not able to pick up their results in person they must give written, signed, permission to the person who they wish to pick up their results. Alternatively you give a stamped, addressed, A4 sized envelope to Mrs Hodgkinson, who will then post your results to you.  They will arrive within one week of the results day.

Year 11 students will be asked to confirm their next destination, whether it is Sixth Form or an alternative, via a simple registration process.


Year 7 and 12 start school at 8.45am on Tuesday 4th September

All years are in school from 8.45am on Wednesday 5th September