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 

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

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)