Barr Beacon School

Walsall / West Midlands

As an Outstanding school, we work hard to get the best for every single one of our pupils. We are always focused on making sure we secure the best possible future for the next generation and, being a SCITT, this extends to our high quality teacher training. Whilst forward-facing in many ways, we hold onto the best bits from the past. We are unabashedly traditional when it comes to discipline, courtesy and good manners. These values never go out of fashion and they underpin our drive for academic success. Our school community is proudly diverse and we do not tolerate bias, prejudice or discrimination of any kind – whether conscious or unconscious – and we instil in our pupils nothing less than the urge to go out into the world and make it a better place.

Ormiston Shelfield Academy

Walsall / West Midlands

At Ormiston Shelfield we have created a culture of success through the operation of strict routines and protocols and an unwavering focus on results and by offering the very best teaching and support students learn, behave and are well mannered. Teachers teach with skill and rigour and staff and students enjoy what they do together. In our achievement-orientated culture it is cool to work hard and to want to learn and this is a reflection of our commitment to performance transparency and accountability of student results and achievement in our academy.

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School

Birmingham / West Midlands

Committed and talented staff, delightful young people and supportive governors make this a vibrant and inspiring place to learn. With a ‘no excuses culture and caring environment, pupils are challenged to make excellent progress and achieve their best.

Our vision is for each and every young person who attends this school to have the best educational experience and achieve excellent results that allows them to proceed into adulthood as confident, well-qualified young people, with a strong sense of self-discipline and purpose.

Our school is a good school where traditional values are important: discipline, uniform, courtesy, good manners and mutual respect underpin day to day life for pupils, parents and staff.

At Dame Elizabeth Cadbury we respect, aspire, believe and commit; these are our values, these are our behaviours.

Elmwood School

Walsall / West Midlands

A warm welcome to Elmwood School. We are a special school for pupils aged 11-16, with behavioural emotional and social difficulties.

The school works in the heart of the Walsall Community to provide a happy, safe and specialist environment where staff, pupils and their families are treated with dignity and respect. Elmwood enables pupils to achieve their full potential through a nurturing environment that at the same time has high expectations for individual pupil achievement. We work hard to provide a broad, balanced and relevant education catering for pupils’ varying needs. All staff value the uniqueness of the individual and respond to the challenge of special needs through knowledge, understanding and empathy. We aim to prepare pupils for the independent journey of lifelong learning.

Etone College

Nuneaton / Warwickshire

Etone is an exceptional college that combines caring for each student as an individual alongside academic achievement & rigor. Our teachers are innovative, enthusiastic, committed and caring. They inspire the pupils of Etone College to be independent, inquisitive learners with aspirational goals. We set high expectations in all that we do and operate a “no excuses” culture. We expect pupils to demonstrate good manners and show respect for all members of the Etone community and their environment. We offer caring pastoral guidance where pupils are well supported in and out of lessons.

In short, Etone College is a very special place where high expectations of pupils and staff underpin our traditional values. Children experience high quality teaching and we expect high standards of behaviour and attendance. Our ambition is to be outstanding in all that we do and to ensure that all students leave with employability skills and the opportunity to access higher/further education.

Grace Academy Darlaston

Walsall / West Midlands

Welcome to Grace Academy Darlaston, where our vision is to develop well educated, considerate and caring citizens with a strong sense of values who will succeed in, and contribute to modern society. As a part of Tove Learning Trust, Grace Academy ‘Darlaston is one of nine Primary and Secondary schools who work collaboratively to ensure that each and every one of our students receives the best education possible. The Grace Family is built on a Christian ethos embodied in our core values of: Grace, Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Potential.

Bloxwich Academy

Walsall / West Midlands

At Bloxwich Academy we expect everyone to 'be the best they can be'. We aim for all of our pupils to be respectful, confident and motivated learners who are proud of their achievement and their academy. We want all of our learners to aspire to achieve academically; to be able to access higher education or a good quality apprenticeship and to develop their employability skills to give our young people real life chances.


Codsall Community School

Codsall/ Staffordshire

Codsall Community High School is a thriving school with over 1,000 students. The school is situated in the attractive South Staffordshire village of Codsall on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The school is focused on developing its young people into mature adults through state of the art facilities, committed staff and the offering of excellent opportunities.

Our aim is to be Outstanding in everything that we do. Year on year, the school achieves excellent examination results and regularly receives awards for consistently raising academic and student attainment standards. I believe that the school should be an enjoyable experience for all students regardless of their ability. It is our aim to inspire and challenge everyone in an environment that makes learning interesting and fun and which meets the aspirations of every student. We hope you will join us in our pursuit of excellence.


Q3 Academy Great Barr

Birmingham / West Midlands

Our educational philosophy is simple.


First and foremost we want every child to feel happy and excited about coming to the Academy. Only when each child feels secure and comfortable can we challenge them to grow and learn together.


We want our students to return home telling their families of the memorable exciting learning experiences they have enjoyed. Experiences that make it easier to recall the detail necessary for exam success and experiences that develop their character as much as their academic potential.


Our passion is helping young people to flourish and become confident capable adults ready for the world ahead.


This passion creates a genuine warmth that supports every member of our community. Our traditional family values and Academy ethos, ‘To seek for that which is good, right and true’ helps to keep the academic and well-being of every child sharply in focus and drives our ambition for continual improvement.


Only if our staff can say that what we provide is good enough for their own children is it good enough for yours and I’m proud to say this commitment to care, coupled with high academic ambition is helping all our young people to succeed.


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Chase Terrace Academy

Burntwood / Staffordshire

Here at Chase Terrace Technology College, we work together to ‘ignite’ the aspiration of all members of our community, encouraging and supporting them to achieve more than they had thought possible. The Governing Body and staff teamwork in partnership with parents/carers and the local community to ensure the best possible outcomes for students. Part of the Stephen Sutton Multi-Academy Trust, the school takes its lead from the shining example of Stephen Sutton* himself. He showed us all how to make the best of our opportunities.

The school is highly focused on achieving strong academic outcomes for all students through challenge and support, resulting in excellent progression into higher education, training and employment and enhancing work and life prospects. The most able students are ‘stretched’ to achieve exceptional results. Our inclusive ethos creates a well-ordered, highly supportive and respectful learning environment, where diversity is celebrated and students are treated as individuals. Relationships across the school community are considered key.

Turves Green Boys' School

Birmingham / West Midlands

Whilst progressive in much of what we do we are very traditional with regards to discipline, manners and respect. Our expectations are high and this will always be the case. We know from experience that setting the bar high pushes everyone in the school community to achieve great things. We also recognise that academic success alone is not the only aim of our work. Developing qualities and values that will allow your child to succeed in future endeavours is high on our agenda. Opportunities outside the taught curriculum will be plentiful and we encourage all to fully embrace everything the school has to offer.

Smestow Academy


At Smestow academy we are committed to supporting every child to achieve their fullest potential.  We aim to provide the best educational experience we can for our pupils by operating the simple mantra of ‘what we would want for our own families, is what we want for every child at Smestow’.

We aim for every child to be the best version of themselves and strive to improve every day by focusing on learning and improving. We have high expectations and support and teach pupils to reach them. We expect pupils to show manners and respect to each other and to their teachers, and we do not tolerate any pupil stealing the learning of others. If pupils do not meet expectations they are sanctioned and are expected to reflect on how they could do things differently next time.

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Wednesfield Academy

Wolverhampton / West Midlands

Wednesfield Academy believes school should be a thriving and highly successful learning community for all pupils and a place of high academic achievement and exemplary pupil support. To enable this to happen, there must be a partnership between pupils, parents and staff at the school.


Brownhills Ormiston Academy

Walsall / West Midlands

Brownhills is a thriving and vibrant learning community, where pupils are eager to succeed and teachers are passionate and committed. Visitors often comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere in the school and the buzz of activity that greets them. In the Academy elected pupils play a key role on the Academy Council, and our student leadership scheme encourages organisational skills and responsible behaviour.


Ormiston SWB Academy

Bilston / West Midlands

At SWB, we value manners, kindness and celebrate diversity. Our CORE values of Character, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence give our pupils the platform to gain mental strength and be strong characters, which will enable them to lead secure successful futures, giving them a distinct advantage in life. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of specialist staff who deliver our ‘knowledge – rich’ curriculum enabling our students to develop in a wide range of fields, whether this be through academia and/or personal development. We believe through nurture and hard work that every child has the potential to succeed and become the ‘best version of themselves’.