Windsor Olympus Academy, Perrott Street, Birmingham, B18 4LX
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
windsor olympus academy community event at newbigin house

Community Comes Together to Celebrate New School

8th August 2022

A successful local community event was held to celebrate our new secondary school, opening in Winson Green in September 2023. 

Ahead of the opening of Windsor Olympus Academy, around 150 people attended the event at Newbigin House to hear from our headteacher designate about her plans and vision for the school. 

The event was also organised to allow those in the local area to provide their valuable feedback and ideas, have their questions answered and celebrate the new secondary school together as a community. 

Guests were treated to a BBQ during the event, allowing local residents to get to know our school and Windsor Academy Trust team and ensure Windsor Olympus Academy is at the heart of its community.

children enjoying the community event

The overall feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive. There is a real buzz of excitement around the opening of our new school as an effective way to meet the growing need for secondary school places in the area.  

The local community has been extremely supportive of Sally-Jo Wilkinson joining as headteacher at our school. Over the past few weeks, Sally-Jo has participated in a wide range of community outreach activities to help build strong links and relationships with families in the local area so the school can ensure they are intertwining their needs with its own ambitious vision.  

Anji Barker from Newbigin Community Trust said: 

“We’re so excited to have a new high school in the community! Many of our young people have to take two buses to get to the nearest school, and we’re finally getting one here in our neighbourhood.

It was brilliant to see so many local young people at the event apply to join the school next September. They will be a part of the first students to join Windsor Olympus Academy and we're so proud to be partnering with this amazing new school.”  

Sally-Jo Wilkinson, Headteacher Designate of Windsor Olympus Academy, said: 

“I am so pleased that the event was such a huge hit, and we were able to bring the community together to celebrate the opening of admissions to Windsor Olympus Academy – the excitement and support for the school were incredible.

“We are committed to fully understanding the needs of the local area to inform key decisions that we make and to ensure we are creating an inclusive and diverse school that provides an exceptional education to all students.”

Dawn Haywood, CEO of Windsor Academy Trust, said: 

“Community support is a golden thread that runs throughout each school within our Trust, and Windsor Olympus Academy will be no different. 

“Through this event and her other community work, Sally-Jo has established strong foundations and built meaningful links with local families, residents and businesses. This will ensure that both our school and the communities we serve thrive.