The school provides outstanding opportunities for its pupils and staff to take part in international projects. These are grant funded to ensure that they are affordable for all participants.
This is the European Union’s flag ship grant programme to support schools. Tile Cross Academy has been part of four school partnership projects in the last five years and one staff training project. Details about the school partnership projects can be found here:
Inclusion through Farming
This is the British Council’s school linking programme through which we are partnered with Pakistan Scouts Cadet College. Every year a delegation of staff and students visit us from Pakistan and a group of teachers from Tile Cross Academy travel to Pakistan in return
International School Exchange Programme
This is a new government initiative to enable disadvantaged pupils to take part in overseas visits. Tile Cross Academy was awarded a grant in the first round of the programme and 20 year nine and ten Spanish students will spend a week in our partner school near Barcelona in October 2019.
Armed Forces Covenant Grant Scheme
The school was successfully awarded two grants of £20 000 for yearlong projects, both of which involved overseas visits. You can see the amazing project videos at the links below:
Birmingham to Bergen Belsen – Liberating the Roma
The UK German Connection
Using funding from this German cultural organisation Tile Cross Academy worked with our partner school in Berlin to undertake a project about Remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
The Lafevere Trust
With a grant from this charity the school undertook a project with our partner school in Paris to look at the similarities and differences between British and French national values.
The Annual Sea Cadet visit to the United States
Every year a number of our Sea Cadets spend a week with 300 American cadets on the Junior Cadet Leadership challenge held at a US Army camp in Massachusetts.