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?

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

Who are we in Partnership with?

Sandwell Academy is part of the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust (TTMAT), established in September 2017. The MAT currently consists of three secondary schools; Madeley Academy, Sandwell Academy and Walsall Academy.

What facilities are there?

  • lens Interactive Whiteboard Technology
  • lens Library and Information Technology Centres
  • lens Theatre with tiered seating
  • lens Dance & Drama Studios with sprung floor
  • lens Recording Studio
  • lens Sports Hall
  • lens Floodlit 3G Pitch and Athletics Track
  • lens Playing Fields
  • lens Closed Circuit TV
  • lens Restaurant
  • lens State of the Art Fitness Centre

What services do we provide?

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

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?

  • lens Broad based and balanced curriculum in Key Stage 3
  • lens GCSE and Applied Courses in Key Stage 4
  • lens Academic and Vocational courses in Sixth Form
  • lens Dance & Drama Studios with sprung floor