Strive, Believe, Achieve


Over the past few months we have all been living and working in very challenging circumstances. As we approach the summer break we are busy planning for the start of the new academic year. Over the summer Tile Cross Academy will be closed to all students and we plan to take a pause on our remote learning and give families time to relax and be together. Those families who receive free school meals will soon receive food vouchers to cover the six week summer break. We hope you find this as a great support.

Following government guidelines we are preparing for a full opening to all year groups of Tile Cross in September and this will be the new normal. This means important changes to how we function and operate. It will also mean that we need students, staff and parents to act in a very socially responsible manner to protect our community and follow all our important expectations.

A detailed plan is currently being prepared and I expect to share details of this plan with you all towards the end of the summer break. Please be aware that the situation is very fluid and precise details will keep on changing through the summer and indeed into the autumn term.

Initial details can be found in the letter sent out w/b 13th July 2020

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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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Part of Washwood Heath MAT