The RSA Academy in Tipton was the first academy to be sponsored by the RSA, it opened to students aged 11-18 for the first time in September 2008. The Academy is larger than the average secondary school and draws students from the heart of Sandwell Borough.
The RSA Academy was the first school to be designed entirely around the principles of Opening Minds and is a training school for other schools wishing to learn about the Opening Minds curriculum.
Their mission is to develop well-rounded individuals who are successful in all aspects of their lives; citizens who can make a difference on a local and global scale and young people who have high aspirations for themselves and their community. The RSA Academy students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competences to allow them to thrive in an ever-changing world.