Seek for that which is good, that which is right, that which is true


A Welcome Message from our Head of School and Chief Executive

Our educational philosophy is simple.

First and foremost we want every child to feel happy and excited about coming to the Academy. Only when each child feels secure and comfortable can we challenge them to grow and learn together.

We want our students to return home telling their families of the memorable exciting learning experiences they have enjoyed. Experiences that make it easier to recall the detail necessary for exam success and experiences that develop their character as much as their academic potential.

Our passion is helping young people to flourish and become confident capable adults ready for the world ahead.

This passion creates a genuine warmth that supports every member of our community. Our traditional family values and Academy ethos, ‘To seek for that which is good, right and true’ helps to keep the academic and well-being of every child sharply in focus and drives our ambition for continual improvement.

Only if our staff can say that what we provide is good enough for their own children is it good enough for yours and I’m proud to say this commitment to care, coupled with high academic ambition is helping all our young people to succeed.

Mr Mark Arnull, Head of School


Q3 Academy Great Barr is a vibrant and exciting place to learn and grow, where we strive for excellence in all that we do.

Academic achievements are impressive, and to support this we focus on character development and have high expectations of behaviour. Pastoral care is exceptional and Ofsted have highlighted our outstanding ethos which is based on Christian values. Excellent relationships are a striking feature of our work, as we help students to develop mutual respect, empathy and care for others. We recognise that education is also about nurturing talent and every young person is encouraged to engage in the wide range of activities on offer at Q3 Academy Great Barr.

We have an outstanding team of staff who work tirelessly to challenge every student to be the ‘best’. They encourage creative thinking, designing learning to engage and inspire all students.

Our Sponsors and Governors are committed to supporting staff in providing the highest quality learning experience for every young person who joins Q3 Academy Great Barr.

Strong, collaborative partnerships with our parents and carers contribute to the ongoing success of their children. This relationship begins before entry to Year 7 to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.

We have exceptionally high expectations of our young people. When they leave one of our Academies we are determined that they will have the qualities, academic success and interests that will enable them to enjoy life, and make a positive contribution to society.

I am very privileged to be the Chief Executive and I give you my personal commitment to ensuring that ‘no child is left behind‘.

I look forward to welcoming you to our Academies.

Dr Caroline Badyal, Chief Executive

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