Stour Vale Academy Trust



Minister for Schools congratulates Olive Hill Primary School 


Congratulations to Olive Hill Primary School on its achievement in the 2023 multiplication tables check. Its average pupil score places it among the top 200 performing schools in England for the check. Recognising this success in a letter to the Headteacher, Ms Grasby, the Minister for Schools congratulated pupils on their ‘hard work’ and ‘excellent achievement’ and school staff on their ‘leadership in continuing to promote the important subject of mathematics’.



Moat Farm Infant School achieves Inclusive School Award


Congratulations to Moat Farm Infant School on achieving the IQM Inclusive School Award. The school is praised for being ‘incredibly welcoming to visitors and parents’ and for its ‘genuine caring ethos where the individual needs of all pupils are prioritised’.

Please see more information here.

We look forward to Moat Farm Infant School joining Stour Vale soon.



Ridgewood High School nominated for Secondary School of the Year


Congratulations to Ridgewood High School on being announced as a finalist for the ‘Secondary School of the Year’ award in the Education Today Awards 2023.

Please see more information here


Oldbury Academy Headteacher Completes Fundraising Challenge


Following a year of challenge events, Mr Shackleton has now completed his fundraising campaign for PAPYRUS. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to support the charity’s important work. Please see a letter from the charity here.



Ridgewood High School is a Good school


We are delighted to share the news that Ridgewood High School has been graded ‘good’ in their recent Ofsted inspection. Congratulations to all!

Please see the report here.


Congratulations Year 11 Students!


Congratulations to all Year 11 students in Stour Vale member schools who are collecting their GCSE and BTEC results today.

Well done for all your hard work and the very best of luck for the future.


England Legacy Masters Championship and Para Powerlifting Open


On 17 and 18 June 2023 Oldbury Academy proudly hosted the England Legacy Masters Championship and the Para Powerlifting Open, in a celebration of the enduring legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Oldbury Academy Olympic Weightlifting Club was chosen to receive items of equipment used by elite athletes during the Games as part of the ‘kit giveaway’ intended to give local communities and school children access to equipment to teach them how to develop strength, build resilience and overcome personal challenges.

The weekend of sporting excellence was followed by a visit to the school by the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, as part of his one-year Commonwealth Games anniversary tour of the region to see its legacy in action.


Baroness Barran MBE visits Oldbury Academy

On 10 February 2023 Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education, visited Oldbury Academy to meet pupils and staff and learn more about the school’s improvement journey to date.

Please see a local press article for more information about the visit.


Oldbury Academy Headteacher raises funds for PAPYRUS

Oldbury Academy Headteacher, Phil Shackleton, is embarking on a year-long fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness to help prevent suicide in young people. He has collaborated with the national charity PAPYRUS ‘Prevention of Young Suicide’ and will be completing a number of physical challenges across the academic year. Read more about Phil’s fundraising efforts and how to donate here.