Q3 Academy Great Barr

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 Q3 Academy Great Barr

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 school. 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 Q3 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.  In September 2016 we opened our new Academy; Q3 Langley. We are delighted to be able to expand our work more widely across Sandwell.  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.  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.  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.  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

Our Ethos

The letter ‘Q’ represents the Latin word ‘Quaerere’ – meaning ‘seek after’ or ‘search for.’ We see life as a journey, during which we look to improve our knowledge, our aspirations and develop our values. The name Q3 represents three high ideals, which we mean to follow in everything we do.

To seek for that which is good
To seek for that which is right
To seek for that which is true 

Our ethos obviously has an important role to play – it will be crucial in helping shape an understanding of appropriate behaviour, meaningful relationships and family values; it will be the cornerstone of a commitment to care, compassion and contribution.

It’s our aim to encourage students to build firm foundations for their lives where respect, trust, determination responsibility, care and creativity will be valued as drivers for educational success.

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Address: Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 7SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 358 6186
What people say about us

Lots of places promote the idea of the students being at the heart of what they do; Q3 Academy actually does it! You can't help but want to work towards our shared vision from the moment you step through the doors. Visit us and see the smiles.

- Mr L Price (Senior Leadership Group)

Waking up looking forward to work is something which I always aspired to do, working here at Q3 Academy has made that happen.

- Miss L Allway (PLC Arts Company)