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Dear Students and Parents

I am delighted to welcome you to Sandwell Academy. The Academy opened in 2006 and is sponsored by Tarmac, the Mercers Company, Thomas Telford School, HSBC Education Trust and West Bromwich Albion FC. The Academy works closely as part of a family of schools.

At Sandwell Academy we are extremely proud of our achievements. Ofsted graded the Academy as outstanding consecutively in November 2011 and January 2014. Student outcomes at GCSE and A Level have been exceptional and we are relentless in our pursuit of high standards and excellent teaching.

There is a firm emphasis on the traditional values of good behaviour, mutual respect and excellent attendance.  Celebration and challenge are the cornerstones of our broad curriculum including a flourishing extra-curricular programme.

Students benefit from state of the art facilities and modern equipment and can expect a safe and caring environment with high levels of pastoral support.

In return we expect great things from our students and see the Academy as an exciting place to learn where students can develop as confident, articulate young people who are interesting, balanced and independent and who care for each other.

I look forward to working with you.

Simon Topper


Star Student


Mon, 15 Dec 2014
"Open your presents on Christmas day, but be thankful for good things all the year round."



Julie Walters Pays SA Surprise Visit
Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Smethwick born actress Julie Walters paid a surprise visit to Sandwell Academy to meet staff and students who are members of the Walters House team which was named after her.
Year 11 students excel in scientific investigations
Tue, 16 Dec 2014
3 Year 11 students have received their Silver CREST Award last month after completing investigations and presenting their findings to scientific questions.
Students donate time to distribute gifts with Age UK
Tue, 09 Dec 2014
Sixth Form student leaders from Sandwell Academy helped Age UK staff in Sandwell distribute donated food hampers to elderly residents in the borough last week.
Academy team competes at Birmingham Bar Mock trials
Tue, 02 Dec 2014
Budding legal eagles at Sandwell Academy once again took part in the annual Bar Mock trials at Birmingham Magistrates Courts. This

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Recent Results

Sixth Form B Team vs Dyson Perrins Academy
15-0 Loss
Year 7 Boys A Team vs De Ferrers Academy (ESFA Cup)
6-1 win
U15 Girls Football vs West Bridge School (ESFA Cup)
2-0 loss
U14 Girls Basektball vs George Salter Academy
70-10 loss
Sixth form boys basketball vs Newcastle-Under-Lyme College
63-62 win
Sixth Form A Team vs RSA Academy
5-0 win
Sixth Form B Team vs Aston Manor Academy
3-2 Loss
Year 9 Boys vs New Academy (ESFA Cup)
7-3 win
Year 10 Boys vs John Cleveland College (ESFA Cup)
4-3 win
U14 Girls Football vs Bishop Challoner (West Mids Cup)
2-3 Loss
Sandwell vs Oldbury Academy (ESFA Cup)
Year 7 Boys 5-a-side Competition @ Wood Green
U14/U16 Girls Basketball vs Wodensborough
U14-win 12-4, U16-lose 22-2
Sixth Form A Team vs TTS (ESFA Cup)
Year 10 Boys vs Tamworth Enterprise College (ESFA Cup)
Department for Education Page
Outstanding - Ofsted 2014

PT Star Student

  • Jagdeesh Kaur

    “Jagdeesh (Jess) is PT Star Student this week for her hard work and generally being awesome! Well done!”

    - Miss Clark

  • Emma Ferguson And Hannah Skinner

    “A big congratulations to both Emma and Hannah for being AMAZING in the Christmas show! Myself and Miss Farrell are extremely proud of you!”

    - Miss Ravenscroft

  • Tanvir Singh

    “For getting an outstanding in Maths this week. Well done! ”

    - Miss Johnson

  • Adam Naim And Ashley Cross

    “For a fantastic attitude in the last week of term, Well done boys, keep up the good work. :) ”

    - Miss Walsh

  • Emma Ferguson And Hannah Skinner

    “Well done to both of you for your beautiful performances in the Christmas show. We are all very proud of you both!”

    - Miss Farrell

  • Lauren Eyre

    “For excellent work in Science lessons over the last week. Well done Lauren!”

    - Mrs Ruston

  • Whole PT

    “For a fantastic first term with many positives. Well done!”

    - Dr Williams

  • Chloe Harris

    “Well done for showing a fantastic attitude towards all your subjects this term and achieving an outstanding 40 positives.”

    - Mr Singh

  • Whole PT Group

    “Folks, well done on a productive first term where many of you have excelled this year. Look forward to a great 2015!”

    - Mr Rasool

  • Tia Clews

    “For achieving 50 positive eportals in one term! Second in the year :)”

    - Mrs Bolton

  • Iycadel Grant

    “Filled in at the last minute in the Carol Service and read like a pro! Well done and Merry Christmas!”

    - Mr Parkes

  • The Whole PT

    “For selling the most raffle tickets for the PAG raffle in the whole school.”

    - Mr Woodhall

  • Maddie Hale

    “For a positive week with 100% effort. Well done. ”

    - Miss Chapman

  • Bethanu Chiu

    “Excellent all round performance. Keep it up!”

    - Mr Leighton

  • Priya Gaddu

    “Priya has received 4 positives this week and has had a good turnaround! Keep up the positive attitude!”

    - Miss Hewitt

  • Sam Rutter

    “For improved approach to lessons, catching up with work in BTEC Science, well done.”

    - Miss Timms

  • Kudakwashe Kumire

    “For being part of the Cadbury football team that won the house competition.”

    - Dr Green

  • Millie Turner

    “For an excellent final week of term, working really well in all her subjects. Well done!”

    - Mr Jones

  • Sanah Saghir

    “For being positive, smiling and just getting on with being great at school. Keep it up!”

    - Mr Howard

  • Ellesse Finnegan

    “Some amazing work in Music - an incredible voice! ”

    - Ms Walsh

  • Courtney Beards

    “For being wonderful.”

    - Mrs Pedley

  • Brodi Wright

    “For an excellent week and a good first term, well done!”

    - Mrs Cashmore

  • Kyran Bahia And Bilal Asif

    “Kyran for achieving a target set for positive eportals. Bilal for an excellent achievement in Maths.”

    - Mr Smith

  • Jakob Burroughs

    “Had a great week, well done!”

    - Mr Frearson

  • Chloe Lane

    “Well done Chloe for a fantastic performance in the Christmas show.”

    - Miss Lees

  • Ireen Mtawali

    “Fantastic effort in Maths, achieved a grade A. ”

    - Miss Dhanda

  • Gavin Uppal

    “Excellent performance during university interviews. Good luck!”

    - Mr Mackenzie

  • Anika Patel

    “Anika has had an excellent first term at Sandwell Academy and is a pleasure to have in my PT group. She has also gained 2 positive e-portals this week. ”

    - Mr Bridgwater

  • Arpit Loi

    “For his hard work in Maths. Well done keep up the good work. ”

    - Miss Scott

  • Whole PT

    “Well done for all your hard work this term.”

    - Mrs Kauser

  • Madison Griffiths

    “A big congratulations to Madison Griffiths for being AMAZING in her solo performance for the Christmas choir. I am extremely proud of her!”

    - Mrs Sharif

  • Orion Martin

    “This weeks star student is Orion Martin for the fantastic way that he has represented the Academy within the local community. Congratulations Orion!”

    - Mr Matthews

  • Zoe Hill

    “Outstanding effort during the Christmas carol concert. Well done!”

    - Mrs Virk

  • Zoe Hill

    “Outstanding effort during the Christmas carol concert. Well done!”

    - Mrs Virk

  • Brooklyn Baugh

    “Superb effort in your English assessment this week.”

    - Mr Turner

  • Nathan West

    “Congratulations Nathan for achieving only positives since September to the end of the year! WELL DONE!”

    - Miss Ho

  • David Hollett

    “David has had an excellent term and is on track for a good set of A-Levels!”

    - Mr O'Shea

  • Lewis Clowes And Kate Jukes

    “Well done for your outstanding contributions during PT citizenship discussions. ”

    - Mr Oppong-Adu