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World Autism Acceptance Week

Pupils at Bloxwich Academy are working on ‘Autism Acceptance 2022’ in form time every day this week. Topics include ‘What is autism?’ and making pupils and staff more autism aware; through animation, a question and answer session and a quiz.

Pupils will learn about how they can help society a better place for people with autism, both within Bloxwich academy and the wider world. We strive to be an inclusive school and teach the importance of celebrating difference and understanding so we can become great citizens of the next generation.

You can read more about Autism Acceptance Week HERE.

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Walsall Holiday Activity & Food Programme

The HAF programme is for children and young people aged 5 to 16 years who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. Children and young people and their families will be able to access free activities during the Easter, Summer and Christmas 2022 holidays.

The Department for Education’s (DfE) Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) has provided funding for the scheme.

For more information visit our website  https://go.walsall.gov.uk/children_and_young_people/haf_signup or you can email us at WR4C@walsall.gov.uk

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Artstart Performance ‘Wild’

This term 91 pupils have taken part in the Artstart Project. They had the opportunity to learn from Motionhouse Theatre Company in workshops lead by performers as well as watching their performance of WILD. Pupils then created their own piece based on what they had learnt to perform in front of an audience. We are immensely proud of what 7T1, 7W1, 9A, 9B and 9C dancers created and their confidence to get up and perform after so long off stage. We can’t wait to see what these groups do in Performing Arts in the future.

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Blood Brothers Theatre Trip

In November, our Year 11 English Literature pupils had the pleasure to watch Blood Brothers on Stage at the Hippodrome. Pupils had the true experience of being an active audience, enabling them to appreciate the musicality and craft behind the stage production. All pupils reflected positively on this experience, taking away key ideas regarding social inequality and injustice in society.

Since the start of the academic year, Year 10’s have indulged in a modern-prose play ‘Blood Brothers’ set in Liverpool in the 1970s. They’ve explored the plot and the dynamics of characters such as Mickey and Edward and how the author conveys them, as well as other characters in the play. They’ve gone back in time to explore how the social and political issues affected the path the two brothers took; eventually leading to their demise.

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Walsall Arts for All Event

Year 9 pupils took part in the Walsall Arts for All programme, and, along with other pupils, have been working with a professional artist to create an original artwork around the theme of community cohesion and celebrating cultures.

Fourteen Walsall schools have been involved in this programme, and the participating pupils from each school were invited to attend a private exhibition of all the artworks at Darlaston Town Hall, before they are installed back at their respective schools.

Pupils were excited to finally see their hard work showcased and were honoured to open the exhibition to the public.

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We’re Ofsted Rated ‘Good’

We are pleased to announce the outcome of our latest Ofsted inspection that took place on November 3rd and 4th. 

We’re delighted to inform all parents and carers that the hard work and effort over the last four years from pupils, staff and parents was recognised. The outcome of the inspection has seen Bloxwich Primary and Secondary rated as the ‘GOOD’ Academy we all know it is. 

We could not be prouder with the outcome of the inspection as all categories were awarded as good:-

  • The Quality of Education – Good
  • Behaviour and Attitudes – Good
  • Personal Development – Good
  • Leadership and Management – Good
  • Early Years provision – Good
  • Sixth-Form provision – Good

This is the first time the Academy has achieved this status and we will continue to drive our standards for your child, to obtain the outstanding grade we know we can meet.

May we thank you all for your continued support and rest assured that we will endeavour to continue to `Be The Best We Can Be’ each and every day.

A copy of the report can be found HERE.

It is a pleasure everyday welcoming your child through our doors and watching them grow and develop.

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Christmas Menu

We will be serving up our annual Christmas dinner on Wednesday 15th December 2021

Main Course

  • Roast Turkey/Roast Pork/Roast Beef with honey and mustard
  • Roast Carrots
  • Roast Parsnips
  • Stuffing
  • Roast Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Cheese
  • Sprouts
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Vegetarian Option
  • Quorn Roast served with the above vegetables

Dessert

  • Christmas Pudding and Custard
  • Chocolate Fudge Cake and Cream
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Lest We Forget

Bloxwich Academy’s annual service of remembrance was held at the secondary site on the 12th November 2021.

The whole school paraded for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The parade took its usual format which consisted of readings, the last post and God Save the Queen. Guests included year six from the primary school, an ex-student who now serves in the British Army, and personal friend of the Contingent Commander who is serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers. The cadets and their staff have worked hard for this moment and they see this as a trial run for the main parade in Bloxwich on Sunday 14th November 2021.

Please feel free to join them.

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Scholastic Book Fair

The final week of term saw Bloxwich open their doors to the Scholastic Book Fair as a chance to inspire reading for pleasure among our pupils. The book fair allowed pupils to browse and purchase titles from award-winning authors and see the range of genres and styles in writing. The fair as buzzing every day, with pupils eager to extend their book collection. Remember- reading at home is one of the best things you can possibly do!

Year 7 have spent their first half term studying gothic fiction and to celebrate, gothic the department dressed up as famous literary gothic characters and decorating their classrooms – a fantastic effort team English!

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World Mental Health Day

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October is ‘mental health in an unequal world’, asking us to think about the issues that cause mental health inequality both locally and globally.

Stigma and discrimination towards those with mental health issues is one key reason for these inequalities.

Almost 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems say that the stigma surrounding mental health has a negative impact on their education, work and personal lives.

The stigma around mental health can make it more difficult for those having difficulties to seek help.

To raise awareness of World Mental Health at Bloxwich Academy, the pupils completed various form-time activities and the whole school took part in a virtual assembly presented by Sandra Vaughan, who is the chief executive of Black Country Mental Health. Sandra explained what Mental Health and the different forms of mental health as well as what the theme for this year called Unequal World meant to our pupils. The pupils asked a wide range of questions throughout the session, so they could improve their understanding of Mental Health. Our Academy, is following up this assembly by training peer supporters and we sold doughnuts at break time to raise money for Black Country Mental Health to help them continue their work in our local area.

Contact Info

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Leamore Lane
Bloxwich, Walsall
West Midlands
WS2 7NR

T: 01922 710 257
postbox@bloxwichacademy.co.uk

Secondary SENDCo – Miss M Rock

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Friday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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