We are incredibly proud of our academy and our community. We are proud of our happy students and staff, both of whom work together to achieve excellent results. As part of Tove Learning Trust our academy benefits from being in a strong partnership with a number of other schools. We are also supported by a number of Ethos staff as part of the Trust. Grace Academy students thrive during their time here and visitors frequently comment on students’ excellent manners and behaviour. We expect and give the very best education to every child. The academy’s core set of values ensure every student develops into a confident, successful and happy young adult, ready to face the future. 

Our most recent Ofsted in April 2017 confirmed that we are a good school. Students behave well and make the most of the learning opportunities. Students feel safe and valued by all the staff. However much of what we offer is truly outstanding. Our GCSE results over the last few years show the progress that students make across a range of subjects. However, our staff know that academic achievement is only one part of success. At Grace we have so much going on including a wide range of trips, visitors, presentations and sporting and creative opportunities for all students. 

You may have many questions about starting here at Grace from uniform to support available, the booklet and poster below will try and answer as many of those as possible for you:

Join Us Booklet
Poster – Move to Secondary School
Please click here to go to Admissions

Parents need to submit an application to Walsall Council Secondary Admissions no later than the 31st October 2021. Parents who submit an online application for a secondary school place and request an email notification will receive details of the outcome of their child’s application by email on Tuesday 1 March 2022. The emails will be produced and sent out by an automated process over the course of the day on Tuesday 1 March 2022. The national offer date for secondary school admissions is 1st March  2022.

Parents will also receive notification of the outcome of their application by a letter posted second class on Tuesday 1 March 2022.  

Shortly after this date if you have been offered a place with us we will be sending out our Parent and Carer Handbook which contains lots of valuable information about life at Grace Academy Darlaston, as well as some documents that you will need to complete and return to us.  The important documents need to be brought into the Academy, together with your child’s full birth certificate and proof of address as without them we cannot confirm your child’s place and we may have to delay their start date. A text will be sent out to allow you to book an allotted time to come into the Academy to do this. Please ensure you provide an up to date mobile number so that an appointment can be made for you to hand in these documents.  ​ 


If you weren’t successful in acquiring a year 7 place for September 2022, and you wish to appeal, the appeal form and timetable can be found below.

Appeal Form 2022-2023

School Admission Appeal Timetable 2022

If you have any questions about the Transition Process in general or Grace Academy Darlaston please email