Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

Sandwell Academy is a secondary school for the age range 11-18 which caters for students of all abilities ranging from the most able to those with special education needs from the six towns in the borough of Sandwell.

How are we different?

  • 35 hours teaching per week
  • 7 reports every year
  • Entire curriculum available online
  • Individualised career plans for every student
  • Extensive cultural, sporting and performing arts programme
  • Specialising in Sport and Business Enterprise

Who are we in Partnership with?

  • Thomas Telford School
  • The Mercers Company
  • West Bromwich Albion Football Club
  • Tarmac Group Ltd
  • Sandwell MBC
  • Department for Children, Schools & Families

What facilities are there?

  • Electronic whiteboard technology
  • Library and Information technology centres
  • Theatre with tiered seating
  • Dance drama studios with sprung floor
  • Sound recording studio
  • Sports Hall
  • Floodlit Astro-turf and athletics track
  • Playing fields
  • Closed circuit TV
  • Restaurant
  • State of the art Fitness Centre

What services do we provide?

  • Transport to and from school (subject to adherence to Student Behaviour Contract)
  • Financial assistance available
  • Careers support and guidance
  • High quality partnerships with industry
  • Parent and Student Charters
  • Pastoral support in pursuit of a 'bully free' school
  • Rapid response system (24-48 hours) to parental enquiries

Where are we located?

Sandwell Academy is located in Halfords Lane, opposite the West Bromwich Albion Football Club. For more information, visit our Where to Find Us page.

What do we aim to achieve?

The general aim of Sandwell Academy is to maximise student performance in all it's forms.

Who is responsible for the Academy?

The Governing Board is responsible for the Academy. The Board comprises of representatives from all the Sponsors. Individuals from the local Sandwell community are also co-opted to the Governing Board and their brief will be embodied in a specially signed agreement between the Secretary of State and the Sponsors. The running costs of the Academy will be accounted for by the Department for Children, Schools & Families.

Do I have to pay to attend Sandwell Academy?

No. Education is free for all students.

What is the curriculum like?

  • Broad based and balanced curriculum in Key Stage 3
  • GCSE and Applied Courses in Key Stage 4
  • Academic and Vocational courses in Sixth Form
  • Wide ranging extra-curricular opportunities.