Our academy opened in April 2018 because Solihull needs an additional, alternative solution for a number of students for whom mainstream education is simply not working (for a range of reasons).
We have recruited committed, passionate and talented staff to ensure the full range of interventions to change the outcomes of our students for the better.
Put bluntly, this is not your run-of-the-mill school. Solihull Academy is a game changer for pupils in the borough who really need the game to change. With a balanced mix of academic and pastoral intervention, challenge and rigour, we have created a structured, therapeutic environment to give some of our students in the borough a chance to truly succeed. Make no mistake, though… We work incredibly hard, but we play hard as well, and we are creating a community that can and will change the educational futures and life chances for every student who engages us and, thereby, change what education looks like in Solihull.
The Academy is not built as a short-stay provision to intervene and then send students back to mainstream schools. That type of intervention and respite is a very small part of our provision but, in the main, we are a destination school, not a stopping-off point. The vast majority of our students are registered with us as their home school and, regardless of their point and date of and academic level at entry to Solihull Academy, our job is to help our pupils gain ground, assist them to regain what may have been lost in their previous experiences of education, and take them as far as we can (and even further than they might think possible) academically, socially, emotionally and morally until they finish with us in the summer of their Year 11. The strapline is simple…Solihull Academy can be the difference for our students who have an urgent need for something different.
The main selling point of Solihull Academy, then, is the staff. Class sizes are small (maximum of 10-12), the curriculum is innovative and bespoke and the core of what we offer students and parents/carers will be the innovative teaching, inclusive practice, therapeutic environment, positive relationships and unrelenting passion offered by our intensely committed staff.
Solihull Academy will be
the difference for our students who have an urgent need for
Any questions about our exciting new School,
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