Category: Newsletters


World Book Day at CTA

Staff and students enjoyed celebrating World Book Day this week with lots of activities taking place. There was a ‘Guess the Shelfie’ competition and a ‘Book Extract’ scavenger hunt in the library where prizes could be won and everybody was invited to dress up as a character from a book on World Book Day itself. There were some great costumes, with some of the most creative being awarded prizes of book vouchers and books. Thank you to everybody who took part and made this such a wonderful day.


Councillor Di Evans opens CTA Safe Space

“This is the week of Children’s Mental Health and today I was invited to Chase Terrace Academy to open their Safe Space initiative for students who are suffering with mental health issues. It is a scheme which I was privileged to discuss with a specially trained group of students from years 8 to 13 who have been selected to support their peers on this important issue.

The room, that has been set up via funding from Tesco and Groundworks, is a sensory relaxing, restful and peaceful space that will enable students to discuss with their peers if they are stressed and finding it difficult to cope. As the words suggest it will provide a safe space for students who need support.

The students themselves are amazing and I am confident they will all give excellent help to their peers. The staff who have been involved in setting up this vital service have also done a great job in selecting, training and organising the students and setting up the room.

I am proud that Burntwood and in particular Chase Terrace Academy has young people who are so committed to giving up their time to helping others. Well done and congratulations to you all.”

Councillor Di Evans Chair of Burntwood Town Council


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