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Following updated Government Advice ALL schools continue to remain closed after the Easter break and for the foreseeable future.

From Monday 20th April 2020 – Tile Cross Academy will continue to be CLOSED to all students.

As of Monday 20th April 2020 there will continue to be no secondary provision offered within Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust due to a lack of demand. If you wish to send a secondary-aged child to school who is identified by the government as being vulnerable or who has a parent who is a key worker, please contact your individual child’s academy giving 24 hours noticeFor Tile Cross students this contact e-mail address will be This provision will be at our Gossey Lane, Brownmead or Topcliffe sites. A member of staff from our secondary academies would accompany any secondary child attending. If you intend to send a primary-aged child to either Brownmead, Gossey Lane or Topcliffe, please inform your child’s home academy.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS: Systems are now in place to issue supermarket vouchers to students who are registered to receive free school meals. These vouchers are worth £15 per week and are to be distributed via your schools academy. Please look out for details of how the new DFE Free School Meal vouchers are to be distributed after the Easter break. Please contact if you have any questions regarding Free School Meals.


 The coming weeks are going to be different for everyone and it is important that you continue to follow government advice and STAY AT HOME TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS.  This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have symptoms.  Please do not go out to play or visit friends and family – it is important you stay at home to protect you and your family members.

Government advice states you can only leave home for the following reasons:

  • to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
  • to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
  • for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
  • to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary


It is important that students continue with their studies as much as possible whilst they are away from school. Remember: teachers at Tile Cross will be setting work on a daily basis to support your child with their learning. If you need help please make sure you contact your child’s teachers by e-mail. All teachers e-mails can be found on the home page of our website along with the links to Doddle and GCSE Pod. 

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Head Teacher's Welcome

Welcome to Tile Cross Academy

At Tile Cross Academy we care deeply for our students; their safety and well-being is our primary concern. Within our small and caring 11-16 school we develop and nurture the values, skills and attributes which create good citizens and lifelong learners. We aim to prepare our pupils to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing society, ready and willing to grasp the opportunities available to them.

Tile Cross Academy is the ideal environment in which to stimulate the minds of the next generation. It is a special place where both students and staff feel a real sense of belonging, with relationships at the heart of everything we do. With the wide range of backgrounds and cultures represented in our school community we believe that we offer an educational experience like no other in our area. We celebrate diversity and difference, whilst acknowledging that we are all equal. We value everyone’s opinions and beliefs, whilst also encouraging every single child to achieve their very best.

Tile Cross Academy opened in May 2017 as part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust (please see the Trust website via the WHMAT link above). It sits on a site once occupied by Central Grammar School for boys, Byng Kenrick Grammar School for Girls, Sir Wilfred Martineau School and The International School. Our new school sits at the very heart of its community with a proud and distinguished heritage and an exciting and successful future ahead of it.

Each year the school sets out its priorities for the coming academic year.  Please click here for a copy of this years School Improvement Plan.  This will be updated and reviewed at key points throughout the year.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Marano

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