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Engineering at Bournville College

posted 13 Mar 2018, 04:17 by Jake Greenwood

8 Year 10 boys went to a taster day at Bournville College recently to raise their aspirations.  The previous week we took them to EEF (an engineering apprenticeship).

The Boys took part in taster sessions in construction, engineering and motor vehicles at Bournville and really enjoyed themselves and behaved fantastically


Look at Our Book Project

posted 7 Mar 2018, 02:44 by Jake Greenwood

Please click here for a link to an article in the Birmingham Mail about our fantastic project in conjunction with the Wesleyan.  Amazing presentations and ideas by Year 8 pupils and looking forward to the publication and sale of a book devised by the winners, Whizz Writers!

World Book Day

posted 7 Mar 2018, 01:42 by Jake Greenwood

Thanks to Bob Sanderson who came in on World Book Day to work with our years 7 and 8. They took part in a workshop built around the art of storytelling

Proposed Change to School Day

posted 16 Feb 2018, 03:59 by Jake Greenwood

Please click here to read a letter from the Principal commencing a two week consultation into proposed changes to the school day at Four Dwellings Academy.  Responses to the consultation can be returned to the school before 2nd March 2018

Summer Exam Timetable - Updated

posted 14 Feb 2018, 04:44 by Jake Greenwood

Please click here to access an updated version of the Summer 2018 Exam Timetable.

National Citizen Service - Get involved!

posted 26 Jan 2018, 06:39 by Jake Greenwood

NCS offers 15 to 17 year olds the opportunity to try new things, learn new skills, and meet new people. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Interested? Take a look at their brochure.

Admissions Policy 2019-20 Consultation

posted 21 Dec 2017, 05:05 by Jake Greenwood   [ updated 21 Dec 2017, 05:06 ]

Please review the consultation for admissions policy 2019-20 document here. Should you wish to take the opportunity to comment then please forward these to the Principal. Consultation closes on 31st January 2018.

Year 10 pupils enjoy a day of languages and espionage!

posted 16 Nov 2017, 06:40 by Jake Greenwood

Year 10 pupils enjoy a day of languages and espionage            

Year 10 pupils had a school trip with a difference this week.  They were taken to meet some real life spies to find out what it’s like to work for our security services. Pupils spent the day learning about encryption and decryption and were given tasks to decode secret messages about a fictional international drug smuggling ring. All the messages were in French, so pupils had to then use their language skills to interpret the messages and find out what to do next. Incorporated into the day was the chance to try out new languages. Sessions learning Korean, Arabic and Chinese were crucial in helping pupils to solve parts of the decrypted messages.

Mr Starkie, Head of Modern Languages, who organised the trip said, “It was a hugely challenging and exciting day for all of us. We came away knowing a lot more about the incredibly important work done by Language Analysts at GCHQ, the Government’s spy centre in Cheltenham. To actually meet some of these people and have chance to work alongside them on the tasks during the day was tremendously exciting and a real privilege. It all goes to highlight how important it is to study languages at school and our year 10 pupils are coming away from the experience determined to be successful language learners as these skills are in so much demand in the work place.”

The final part of the day involved our pupils creating and delivering a presentation to the spies, all in French, about what they had learned about the crime they were investigating. Four Dwellings Academy pupils Gilead and Precious were picked out by those running the day as being particularly effective in leadership, team worker and communication.

Well done to everyone involved!


Albion Foundation Player Development Centre

posted 19 Oct 2017, 04:58 by Jake Greenwood

Students at Four Dwellings Academy are invited to attend a free football trial session with the Albion Foundation Development Centre. The free trial is for under 12's.

The session will take place at Four Dwellings Academy on Thursday 2nd November 2017. Details are outlined below:

Date: 02/11/17
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Four Dwellings Academy, Dwellings Lane, Birmingham, B32 1RJ

To book onto the free trial session please follow the link below:

At the end of the trial session parents will be informed if their child has been successful. If your child is successful then sessions will cost £6:00 each. This will need to be booked via the Albion website

If you require any further information contact:

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