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There will be provision made available by Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust on Friday 10th April (Good Friday Bank Holiday) and Monday 13th April (Easter Monday Bank Holiday) from 9am to 3pm. For staffing reasons, these times must be adhered to. 
Please note: this is only for the children of key workers who need this provision in order to undertake their jobs.
For primary aged children (4 years old until school Year 6): this provision will be based at Brownmead Academy, Pencroft Road, Birmingham B34 6SS
For secondary aged children (school years 7-11): this provision will be based at Tile Cross Academy,  Gressel Lane, Birmingham B33 9UF
If you intend to use this provision, please contact:
Primary: Mr A. Winters at
Secondary: Mr P. Weir at
Packed lunches will be provided. Please note that the activities will be sport-based and so children should be dressed appropriately. 
Registration documents must completed on arrival (or downloaded here and brought to the school completed). Please note that children must be brought by a parent, with evidence of their role as a key worker.
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From Monday 30th March – Tile Cross Academy will be CLOSED to all students.

 Free school meals will continue to be issued from school reception until Government voucher scheme has been launched.

As of Monday 30th March 2020 there will be no secondary provision offered within Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust. 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 as a key worker, please contact your individual child’s academy. For Tile Cross students this contact e-mail address will be  An attempt will be made to offer provision for each child but this may not be at their current school. If you require primary provision, this is being provided at our Brownmead and Topcliffe sites. If you intend to send a primary-aged child to either Brownmead or Topcliffe, please inform your child’s home academy.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS: The academies within Washwood Heath Multi-Academy Trust are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education and/or Birmingham City Council regarding the distribution of vouchers for families of students who are entitled to free school meals. Until then a packed lunch meal will continue to be available from Monday to Friday to collect from your child’s academy between Midday and 12.30pm. It is important that you notify your child’s academy if you wish to take up the free school packed lunch meal so correct numbers can be prepared. For Tile Cross students this contact e-mail address will again be

EASTER HOLIDAYS: Please note that all sites will be closed for the Easter holiday from Saturday April 4th, reopening as described above on Monday 20th April.


 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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