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On Monday 11th November 2019 The Coleshill School held its annual Remembrance Service to commemorate former students of The Coleshill School who lost their lives in active service.

In front of a packed Hall of students and visitors, Sixth Form students proudly read out the names of 27 ‘old boys’ from the first world war, 9 from the second world war and James Munday who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.  The last post which was followed by a two minute silence. 

Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher said “I would like to thank all our students, staff and visitors including, Adam Richardson, Mayor of Coleshill, for attending our Remembrance ceremony.  This is an important event for the school and I am so proud of the number of students who voluntarily attended the Remembrance Service and were so respectful today to commemorate our lost boys”.

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Weekly News 8th November:  The Wilson Building has arrived!

I am delighted to announce that, over half term, the Wilson Building has been delivered and we are now entering the next stage of the build project.  I have included some photos to show you how much progress has taken place in just a week!

On Friday 25th October a crane arrived and lorries began to deliver the units which contained our building.  The building was pre constructed at Ashby and Croft’s factory in Nuneaton.  Over the next few days 38 units were delivered and began to be assembled.

1.Before Half Term 2. Craning

The construction site before half term                                  Craning in the units

By Wednesday 30th October photos came through showing over half the building complete. The photos really gave us a sense of the scale of the building and a glimpse to the inside second floor.   It is remarkable how quickly the whole building has come together.

3. Look Inside4. Moving Units

A look inside                                                                                                     Moving units into position

Students and staff have come back to the full building completed and it is quite a sight!  I am sure students are as excited as I am to see the project now becoming a reality.  When complete The Wilson Building will symbolise the next stage in our school’s journey and represents significant investment of £3.4 million from Warwickshire County Council as our school community continues to grow.

After Half Term The Wilson Building

The Wilson Block as it is now

Can I take this opportunity to thank Warwickshire County Council, Ashby and Croft and all those staff who have been involved with the project so far, superbly led by Claire Cheswick Operation and Estates Manager.  I would also like to thank the local community for their support and patience at this time.

I will share more photos with you as the project develops.

Ian Smith-Childs

November 11th 2019



The Coleshill School are in the middle of an exciting development to build a new classroom block of 12 classrooms and a cafe.  This development is funded by Warwickshire County Council and the appointed contractor is Ashby and Croft.

The new classrooms will be delivered as modular buildings over the forth coming half term period; from Friday 25th October and during all of the following week commencing 28th October.

To enable the safe and smooth delivery of the buildings the whole of the school site will be totally closed to all staff, students, visitors, contractors and any school deliveries from the evening of Thursday 24th October and will re-open after half term on Monday 4th November.


In September 2019 The Coleshill School re-launched their House system. The reasoning behind this was to build on the House/family ethos of The Coleshill School by providing a vessel:

to develop children’s character, resilience, confidence and independence, encouraging a healthy mind and body enabling children to develop and discover their talents and interests equipping children to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society develop and embrace student leadership

There are 4 Houses: Dudley, Newburgh, Greville and Beauchamp.  Each House will choose a charity that they will raise money for and House competitions will take place throughout the year. There will be four charity days that will be dedicated to raising funds for these worthwhile causes. We will have strong links with these charities and students will be invited to see where their money goes, and how it helps others.

Every term there will be a House competition culminating in the winning house having a non-uniform day. There will be House competitions every half term from sporting events to Bake offs! The first competition held involved students coming up with a motto that suited their House.

The winning House mottos are:-

Dudley - Be strong; be brave; be fierce and be the best you can be…be the Dudley lion!

Newburgh - Smarter and stronger together for together we are united and brave

Greville - As Knights of the Thistle we will persevere

Beauchamp - Even though we may fail, we will pull through and we will succeed. Keep calm and Beauchamp on !

Susan Cooksey, House Co-ordinator, commented: “We had some fantastic entries in our House motto competition.  The the winning entries above are inspirational and will be used in school for a long time to come.  The deserving winners enjoyed a special lunch with Mr Smith-Childs, Headteacher.”



3.10 pm - Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - Students Break Up

Thursday 24th October - Staff Training Day

Friday 25th October - Staff Training Day

Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November - Half Term Holiday

8.45 am Monday 4th November - Return to School