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Summer Production of Macbeth - Auditions 15th, 23rd and 24th January 2018

posted 10 Jan 2018, 06:59 by Jake Greenwood

If you are interested then get yourself to auditions.

See scripts and roles you can audition for below:

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:

Wesleyan Financial Services Supports Careers Programme

posted 13 Oct 2017, 05:03 by Jake Greenwood

Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network – 2 years on…

 On Tuesday 10th October the Careers and Enterprise Company held an event to celebrate 2 years of the Enterprise Adviser Network.

 The event showcased best practice from across the Network in a ‘festival of encounters’ including the invaluable contribution made by Enterprise Advisers, volunteers from business who have created opportunities for young people across the country to engage with the world of work in a variety of different ways.



One of the Enterprise Advisers interviewed was Louise Beards from Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd one of the first employers to be matched to a school in Birmingham. Louise is excited about the opportunity to support Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham, helping the Academy embed a programme of activities including promoting Apprenticeships for both students and parents and creating a structured work experience programme within her organisation.


Open Evening 2017

posted 5 Sep 2017, 05:00 by Bobby Grewal

We strongly recommend all prospective parents and students visit the school on our Open Evening to get a real feel for the school and what we offer. The Open Evening is on Monday 11th September 2017  from 6.00-8.00pm. Open Mornings will take place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2017 from 9.15 - 10.30am.

Year 5 Taster Day

posted 28 Jun 2017, 06:30 by Jake Greenwood

Four Dwellings was delighted to host a taster day for Year 5 pupils from Four Dwellings Primary Academy where the pupils got the chance to experience life at Four Dwellings through subjects such as Science and PE.  We hope to welcome them all back soon!


posted 27 Jun 2017, 12:31 by Jake Greenwood

Four Dwellings Academy now has a automated defibrillator available on site including staff trained in CPR and in use of the machine (although the machine is designed for use by anyone).  We hope the community never need to use it but are here if you do

Veronica Podbury

posted 27 Jun 2017, 07:10 by Jake Greenwood

Four Dwellings was privileged to host the author Veronica Podbury who ran sessions for Years 7&8 plus a Question and Answer session.  Thanks to Veronica - everyone enjoyed hearing your experience.  Veronica is the author of 'Secrets' and the sequel 'Watching'

Privacy Notice

posted 22 Jun 2017, 13:03 by Jake Greenwood   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 13:07 ]

Please follow this link to read Four Dwellings Academy's Privacy Notice which explains about the data we collect and what we use it for, including other organisations we share data with.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.

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