Primary School Links
Q3 Academy is a member of the West Bromwich North Learning Community.
As part of this Community, Q3 Academy Great Barr works exceptionally closely with their feeder schools to ensure that the very best possible arrangements are made for the children who transfer to us.
The Community meet as a group of Head Teachers and Senior Leaders each half term to ensure that resources and expertise are shared efficiently to benefit the learners in this area.
The following schools are members of this Learning Community:
- Q3 Academy Great Barr
- Grove Vale Primary School
- St. Margaret’s Primary School
- Whitecrest Primary School
- Ferndale Primary School
- Hamstead Junior and Infant Schools
- Yew Tree Primary School
- Holy Name Primary School
- Penny Hill Primary School
- Hall Green Primary School
- All Saints Primary School
- Shenstone Lodge Special School
Examples of recent projects that have been developed within the Learning Community include:
- A Gifted and Talented series of workshops for Year 5 students that take place in different subject areas at Q3 Academy Great Barr.
This takes place over one term each year.
- At Whitecrest Primary School, Q3 Academy Great Barr staff have supported various themed curriculum weeks over recent years which have been most successful. This has included the art, textiles, business, and design departments.
- Q3 Academy Great Barr acts as a hub to support the development of Modern Foreign Language across the group of schools. This is led by the Curriculum Leader from Q3 Academy Great Barr.
- Several primary schools were invited to visit us to see our Christmas Pantomime; Enchanted. The children and staff were treated to a morning of entertainment.
- Every year, Year 5s from our closest feeder schools spend the day with us in the summer term to experience a ‘Discover Q3 Academy Great Barr Day’ and find out what it might be like to be in a secondary environment. This is followed by a Year 5 ‘Preview Night’ for parents/carers to have an early look around the Academy before making critical choices at the start of Year 6.