The ACE Academy

Sandwell, United Kingdom

Location: Sandwell, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The ACE Academy

The ACE Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in the West Midlands, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Tipton has approximately 1,434 students on record.

Formerly Tipton Central School and later Tipton County Grammar School, the secondary school opened in 1927, becoming a comprehensive school called Alexandra High School in 1969. After converting to academy status and becoming part of the Education Central Trust in 2013, the school was renamed The ACE Academy, standing for Alexandra College of Enterprise. 

Executive Headteacher

Gary Hill

Values and vision

The ACE Academy holds the values of democracy, tolerance, freedom, belief in personal responsibility, mutual respect and fairness. The secondary school wants all students to enjoy their time in education and achieve their full potential in an exciting, engaging and challenging learning environment. The school’s curriculum is designed around the core values of achievement, challenge, enjoyment, respect and self-discipline, and all pupils are encouraged to get involved in contributing to class discussions and extra-curricular activities, with the school believing that each child’s skills are valuable. The ACE Academy wants students to be fully prepared for life after leaving the school and offers careers guidance and workshops to help inspire them and put them in good stead for the future. 


“Students speak highly of all aspects of the sixth form. They could explain how they are helped to keep safe from issues such as radicalisation and know how to form strong relationships through work done in assemblies. They appreciate the support they receive from tutors and feel the sixth form is well led.”

View The ACE Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Alexandra Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 7NR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 521 1540