Specialism and Vision

Sandwell Academy

The distinctive combination of Sport and Business Enterprise supports the Academy in a determination to deliver a genuinely personalised curriculum for all and will allow the Academy to impact on attainment at all levels.

Physical Education and Sport

Physical Education and Sport Students receive a broad physical education experience with Year 7 currently receiving 4 1/2 hours curriculum time per week. In particular there is a focus on developing healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities for leadership.

Using the medium of sport for learning in other areas of the curriculum is actively encouraged and the Academy is fully embracing the Olympic ideal as we approach the London Games in 2012.

Physical Education and Sport is a popular Sixth Form choice and all students are encouraged to participate in our sport and recreation programme and follow an individualized fitness programme.

The support of West Bromwich Albion Football Club not only through the Academy’s location, but through their involvement as Sponsors and Governors, reinforces the specialism and its impact on student motivation and achievement.

Business Enterprise

Business Enterprise Business concepts are studied from Year 7 and initially integrated into the Design and Technology curriculum. Opportunities for students to develop enterprise skills are mapped across subject areas and enterprise schemes available to further develop work in this area. A range of Business and ICT courses are offered in the sixth form with local industry involved in the delivery and design of the curriculum.

The Academy’s expectation and dress code emphasise a business like approach to education and influences the culture throughout student life.

Our extra curricular programme gives students a chance of opportunities which complement and extend their education these range from sporting, cultural, musical, performing and community activities and form an integral part of the timetable.

A house system was established in September 2007 to complement fixtures with other schools and provide competitive opportunities for students field trips, visits, and residential visits are a regular feature of the students education at the Academy.