RSA Academies is a small and dynamic group of schools. We call ourselves the RSA Family of Academies. There are currently seven schools in the Family who are all based in the West Midlands.
We have a very strong connection to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts or the RSA. The RSA has a history of developing ideas and projects to improve people’s lives and set up RSA Academies to work alongside schools also interested in doing the same.
RSA Academies works with our seven schools, RSA Fellows and external partners such as University of Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company to enrich young people’s learning and their capacity to achieve.
RSA Academies aims to influence the practice of many other schools through the innovative work we do and to inspire our young people to achieve great things.
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Takeover Day: project pitches impress and inspire
The RSA’s third annual Takeover Day took place on 29th November, with a record number of nine schools (including two prospective schools) ‘taking over’ the RSA. Students from 7 to 17 took part in a programme of tours and workshops led by RSA staff volunteers as well as providing
‘Grammar school’ consultation response
The Department for Education’s consultation on grammar schools, entitled without apparent irony “Schools that work for everyone” closes on 12 December 2017. More than usual with this particular consultation there is a strong sense of ‘why bother?’ Those familiar with the form of DFE consultations will be unsurprised to
Overcoming challenging circumstances
The ebullient Vice Principal at Whitley Academy, Stephen Steinhaus has written candidly and practically on how Whitley Academy overcome challenging circumstances with a focus on how in particular they support disadvantaged students in the SSAT this week. Stephen writes… ‘Sure, we could look at all the indicators of