Grace Academy, Coventry

This article is about a school in Coventry, England. For other institutions known as Grace Academy, see Grace Academy.
Grace Academy Coventry
Established September 2008
Type Academy
Religion Christian
Principal Mr Colin Boxall
Founder Lord Edmiston
Location Wigston Road
West Midlands
Coordinates: 52°26′17″N 1°26′45″W / 52.43817°N 1.44582°W / 52.43817; -1.44582
Local authority Coventry City Council
DfE number 331/6905
DfE URN 135335 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 806
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Aylward College, Tyndale College, Newton College, Wilberforce College, Livingstone College
Website Grace Academy (Coventry)

Grace Academy is a mixed secondary school located in Coventry, England. It has an expanding sixth form which is part of the North East Federation.[1] It was formerly Woodway Park School and Community College, and was converted into an Academy on 31 August 2008 using the same buildings, prior to housing the new academy in new buildings on 24 February 2010[2][3]

The academy is operated by Grace Foundation,[4] a registered charity founded by Bob Edmiston, entrepreneur and founder of the evangelical international charity Christian Vision, who is a Governor of Grace Academy. According to its Annual Report and Financial Statements to August 2012, the Coventry school received annual government funding of £5,898,000.
On 20 August 2013 the school was among those named by The Independent newspaper and the British Humanist Association as adopting a policy similar in wording to the repealed anti-gay legislation Section 28.[5]
In October 2013, a letter from Lord Nash showed that early access results were below the minimal standard with only 32% of pupils achieving 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Mathematics –an 18% drop from 2012. An external education advisor criticised the quality of both teaching and pupil assessment.[6]

In March 2014 the school was rated by Ofsted as inadequate and placed into special measures,[7] but the OFSTED report of November 2014 stated that the school was not making enough progress towards removal of special measures. In March 2016 the school was moved out of special measures.[8]

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