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Awards Evening Success

posted 3 Nov 2014, 06:12 by Rob Jukes   [ updated 4 Nov 2014, 01:33 ]

Awards Evening Success for Greenwood Academy Students

Dear Parents / Carers,

On Thursday 30th October, Greenwood Academy students celebrated their successes at our annual Student Awards Ceremony.

For one special night the Sports Hall was turned into a spectacular venue, with many students dressing up in smart evening wear to celebrate the occasion. There was food, refreshments and even live music performed by some of our own students to a packed out room. It was a great night, with children from all years recognised for their achievements in both syllabus subjects and extra-curricular activities.

As Principal I had the job of introducing the evening, alongside handing out awards, certificates and shields to many of the winners. But in my introduction I wanted to celebrate the success of all students – something I have seen with great pride since joining Greenwood Academy in June 2013.

We are very proud of the progress that our GCSE students made last year; on average there has been a full grade increase in Maths across the cohort, with 14% achieving A or A*. Our English students have also excelled, achieving 91% grade C or above in their exams this summer – 29% higher than the national average.

Our 2013 production of Hairspray won the Columba Trophy for the third year running, beating King Edward Five Ways to the top spot. Whilst our recently opened Sixth Form has seen a healthy intake of students, expanding the facilities and education we can provide Castle Vale.

But the overwhelming success of Greenwood Academy students has been their belief in themselves – working hard to achieve their goals with integrity and determination. It is this attitude that makes Greenwood Academy such a special place for both students and staff.

We have an exciting time ahead of us at Greenwood Academy, with promising new developments and investments into our students. Plus a growing calendar of experience and education based extra curriculum activities, surpassing anything offered by many other schools across Birmingham.

Our awards ceremony was a wonderful evening; a great chance for the community to come together and celebrate our children’s achievements. But it’s the day to day successes that fill up our corridors and classrooms that, as Principal, make me extremely proud of Greenwood Academy.

I want to extend a personal thank you to all parents, guardians and students for their hard work and support.


Harry French

Rob Jukes,
3 Nov 2014, 06:12