Category: Newsletters


Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

We would like to introduce to you our student wellbeing ambassadors. Over the course of the year these students will be working on lots of mental health and wellbeing projects which will work towards promoting good mental health for all of our students.

To find out more about Mental Health and Wellbeing at CTA, please visit our Mental Health and Wellbeing webpage.


Tesco’s Community Grants Initiative


Please help us win a share of Tesco’s Community Grants initiative by voting for our project:

Chase Terrace Academy Safe Space
To create a calming safe space for students dealing with mental health & crisis.

Voting will commence in store from 12th July 2021 and continue to 30th September 2021.

The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £1,500 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), the second placed project £1,000 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), and the third placed project £500.

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project. 

  • 6741 – BILSTON WILNHL RD EXP, WV14 6NW, Express
  • 3351 – WALSALL BROWNHILLS, WS8 6DZ, Superstore
  • 5783 – ALDRIDGE EXP, WS9 0BP, Express

To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.


Chase Terrace Academy Foodbank

Foodbank – Parcels

We have decided to run a “Call and Collect” at the end of this term so that any families who require a helping hand with food and essential items before the Summer break have the opportunity to pick up a parcel from school. We will also be running this from September.

How does it work?

  • Call into school from Monday 12th July onwards.
  • Telephone: 01543 682286 or email:  
  • Ask for a food parcel. You only have to give your name.
  • You will be asked which day you can collect and given a time that is easy for you.
  • Our Duke of Edinburgh Student team will create a food and essentials package for you.
  • It will be left in reception ready for you to collect at your agreed time slot.
  • If there are any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Foodbank afternoons

We are intending to run one foodbank afternoon a term where families can come and shop for themselves. We will post these dates on our school Twitter and Facebook accounts and send it out on the school’s MyEd app nearer to the time.

The Foodbank Team


CTA PE Department – Update 4

Physical activity helps us to improve our mental wellbeing

Students continue to enjoy outdoor face to face physical education teaching. We have moved to our summer activities which include: rounders, softball, athletics and cricket alongside a winter team games module to ensure our students do not miss out on the delivery of these sports. Most sports have been taught outside and have followed the recommended Covid guidelines for that governing body, but with the return of the sports hall, small groups have used our sports hall once again in their year group bubbles. Although it can be cold our participants are encouraged to put on plenty of layers underneath their PE kit and asked to make sure that they stay as active as possible. That said, we have had some beautiful, sunny days and students needed to think about sunscreen and extra hydration. Oh the English weather!!

Alongside the lessons our extra-curricular programme has started in earnest, although staggered lunchtimes and the necessity of year groups having to train in bubbles has limited what we can do. See the table of activities below.

Activity Evening
(3pm- 4pm)
MondayYear 9 Rounders, AV & VW
TuesdayYear 10 Rounders, KT
Badminton Club, SH
Year 7 Athletics, VW & AV
WednesdayYear 11 Rounders, KTYear 8 Athletics, KT
ThursdayYear 8 Rounders, AV
Boxing (Wayne), KT
FridayYear 7 Rounders, VW

Attendance has been excellent, with 45 year students turning up to our first year 7 rounder’s practice.

Socially distanced boxing indoors with Wayne Elcock.

The PE Department continue to identify our top performers. The students below have shown dedication to their studies.

Performers of the Week

Performer of the Week has been awarded to Isabella 7N, Dylan 8R and Daniel 10O.

Congratulations to Isabella on being nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Isabella consistently engaged in PE during lockdown and has continued her effort in PE lessons. Nominations: Cameron 8C, Harry 9H, Leila 9N, Millie 10C and Mia 10N.

Congratulations to Dylan on being nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Dylan has been consistently showing excellence in all aspects of PE. Nominations: Libby 8M, Jayden 8P, Lucy 7M, Maggie 7P and Harrison 8H.

Congratulations to Dan on being successfully nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Daniel recently performed extremely well in his BTEC Sport exam. Nominations were: Andrew 7C, Grace 8O, Alex 9C, Holly 9C and Holly-Mae 11C.

A Career in PE

This week we would like to introduce you to Jordan Dawes a professional basketballer. He talks about his career pathway in elite sport and the twists and turns that he had to overcome to follow his dreams. He is now a Royal Marine – “hard work always beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.

A Mile a Day in May – PE initiative throughout May

Join the P.E Department and complete a mile a day throughout May. You are invited to: walk, run, cycle. With a friend or family and record it on a form collected from the PE office. Certificates awarded for best individual and family efforts.

This can be a family activity. Please see the P.E department Twitter account.

Stay fit and healthy.

Chase Terrace Academy PE Department


Spring Newsletter 2021

Please find our latest Chase Terrace Academy Newsletter attached below.

It features many staff and students as well as the local community and highlights many of the fantastic achievements that have taken place since January.

Thank you to everybody who has supported us this term.

Spring Newsletter 2021