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House System

Our House system promotes a sense of belonging and mutual support for all children. Siblings are often placed in the same House to support the family feel of the academy. It is one very important way that we foster the good, respectful relationships which underpin the life of our academy. Students in all years are placed into forms within one of our four Houses. Tile Cross Academy is proud of the heritage of the schools that have existed on our site. We keep our connection with that history through the names of our Houses: Central, Martineau, Kenrick and International.

Being in a House system helps new students to settle in and also provides leadership opportunities and a range of other experiences. Sports competitions and enrichment events are just some of the ways that this is reflected in our Academy life together.

Central House

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Central House

 

House History

The famous Central Grammar School for Boys was founded in 1897 on Suffolk Street and relocated to Gressel Lane in September 1957. It was a three-form entry school with around 550 boys.

During the second World War half of the school was evacuated and shared with The West Monmouth High School for Boys at Pontypool under the Headship of Leslie Bradley, who had been appointed Headmaster in 1934. They returned in 1942 and reunited with the other half to a location in Bordesley Green.

In 1972 Central Grammar School for Boys merged with Byng Kenrick Girls’ Grammar School to form Byng Kenrick Central School.

International House

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International House

 

House History

Our house is named for one of the more recent schools on our Academy’s site. The International School was created in 2002 on the site of Byng Kenrick Central School and Sir Wilfred Martineau School. The name was decided upon for a number of reasons including the International make up of the students along with the location being near Birmingham International Airport and the school being under the flightpath. In 2017, The International School joined the Washwood Heath MAT and changed its name to Tile Cross Academy.

Kenrick House

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Kenrick House

 

House History

Our house is named for one of the first schools on our Academy’s current site – Byng Kenrick Girls’ Grammar School. This school was named in honour of Alderman Wilfred Byng Kenrick – English industrialist, politician and educationalist, who also served as Lord Mayor of Birmingham from 1928-29. Byng Kenrick Girls’ Grammar School was officially opened by Wilfred Byng Kenrick on March 14th 1959 and finally merged with Central Grammar School for Boys in 1972 forming Byng Kenrick Central School.

Martineau House

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Martineau House

 

House History

Our house is named for one of the first schools on our Academy’s current site – Sir Wilfrid Martineau School which opened in 1959. This school was named in honour of Sir Wilfrid Martineau, a prominent politician who served as Lord Mayor of Birmingham from 1940-41. Sir Wilfrid was a member of the Martineau family who were very prominent in Birmingham with 5 of them taking up the Mayor/Lord Mayor post.  In September 2002, Sir Wilfrid Martineau School merged with Byng Kenrick Central School to become The International School.

Latest News & Tweets

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@TileCross - 28 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Behaviour Lead (TTO + 2 weeks). Closing date: 9:00am, Thu 7th Dec, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/mQQlHpMjsP — Tile Cross Academy () November 28, 2023
@TileCross - 24 Nov
We are now also on Instagram (see QR below) and Facebook (Tile Cross Academy page) pic.twitter.com/sJLkzmFJWp— Tile Cross Academy () November 24, 2023
@TileCross - 24 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Second in English. Closing date: 9:00am, Thu 7th Dec, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/a54Xknzdmx— Tile Cross Academy () November 24, 2023
@TileCross - 24 Nov
Sunday 19th November, our Year 8 Zain Amer won the ICO British Title by TKO in the 5th round. He is undefeated and 15x World Champion. Next year he will be competing in European and World Championships! Go Zain! pic.twitter.com/vUaR5N9cWg— Tile Cross Academy () November 24, 2023
@TileCross - 24 Nov
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@TileCross - 24 Nov
Families + School Together - How can I help? https://t.co/mjM4YgVImZ— Tile Cross Academy () November 24, 2023
@TileCross - 23 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Teacher of Science. Closing date: 9:00am, Thu 7th Dec, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/o9bUOHaEGT— Tile Cross Academy () November 23, 2023
@TileCross - 23 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Teacher of RE. Closing date: 9:00am, Thu 7th Dec, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/OvI9vY9AJ3— Tile Cross Academy () November 23, 2023
@TileCross - 15 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Level 2 Teaching Assistant . Closing date: 9:00am, Mon 27th Nov, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/BAkJrPJxw3— Tile Cross Academy () November 15, 2023
@TileCross - 15 Nov
Pupils visited to learn about plants&ecosystems. We learnt about the importance of our ecosystem&causes of environmental variation&it's effects. Students learnt about 7,000+extraordinary species&met with exotic animals which enhanced their academic learning pic.twitter.com/d3lBhcQGQo— Tile Cross Academy () November 15, 2023
@TileCross - 13 Nov
On Friday 10th November we held a charity day for UNICEF Children of Gaza Crisis Appeal. We ran a bake sale for students, fun activities on the MUGA and a food sale for staff. We raised an incredible £716.10! pic.twitter.com/u13qghDoFf— Tile Cross Academy () November 13, 2023
@TileCross - 10 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a Subject Leader for Art – Art Specialist. Closing date: 9:00am, Mon 27th Nov, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/TMLKWK6so3— Tile Cross Academy () November 10, 2023
@TileCross - 10 Nov
Tile Cross Academy are recruiting for a HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT. Closing date: 9:00am, Mon 27th Nov, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/rPhPlimEuP— Tile Cross Academy () November 10, 2023
@TileCross - 10 Nov
Snow Camp Celebrate 20 Years! Former student featured in their celebrations https://t.co/jJQ3Ubhjnp https://t.co/VqEjGirzdl pic.twitter.com/e6mbetj0Ii— Tile Cross Academy () November 10, 2023
@TileCross - 10 Nov
Monday 13th November we'll be wearing odd socks to launch Anti-Bullying week! https://t.co/Mfi8Xoop58 pic.twitter.com/fWxifXDPqz— Tile Cross Academy () November 10, 2023
@TileCross - 6 Nov
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@TileCross - 27 Oct
Here is the link to our October Newsletter!https://t.co/0SrXGt0LH4 pic.twitter.com/ECV0GxDFMH— Tile Cross Academy () October 27, 2023
@TileCross - 27 Oct
Here is the link to our October Newsletter:https://t.co/RCf5HkM94w pic.twitter.com/2Xc7PmDDnA— Tile Cross Academy () October 27, 2023
@TileCross - 26 Oct
Year 11 Football - Cup News https://t.co/Z43tT2FtQw— Tile Cross Academy () October 26, 2023
@TileCross - 26 Oct
Silver SOMO Award Winner 2023 - News - Tile Cross Academy... https://t.co/IrBieg81do pic.twitter.com/ngIRucOlW6— Tile Cross Academy () October 26, 2023