Year 7 Admissions for September 2021 Are Now Closed

Year 7 Admissions – September 2021

Parents/Carers will be notified of the outcome of their child’s application to Secondary School on Monday 1 March 2021. Parents/Carers will receive notification from the Local Authority and Sandwell Academy, providing Sandwell Academy has been named as a preference on the online application form, informing you whether or not your child has been offered a place at Sandwell Academy.

Due to COVID-19, notifications from Sandwell Academy will be emailed, throughout the day, on Monday 1 March 2021. Please do not contact the Academy before you have received your email.

Should your child be offered a place at Sandwell Academy, further details will be sent to you by email. Please be aware that you must respond by Friday 19 March 2021.

Should your child not be offered a place at Sandwell Academy, further details about the Academy’s waiting list and appeals procedure will be sent to you by email. Please be aware that you must respond by Friday 19 March 2021 if you would like your child to join the waiting list. Should you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place at Sandwell Academy you must lodge your appeal by Monday 29 March 2021. Further details and a link to the Sandwell Academy Waiting List Form and Appeals Form will be sent by email on Monday 1 March 2021.

Unsuccessful applicants are advised to read the Frequently Asked Questions document below that answers some of the most commonly asked questions. Please ensure you have read this document before emailing with an enquiry.

Any enquiries about distance measurements, banding, the waiting list or appeals must be made in writing. Please include your child’s full name, date of birth and address when making these enquiries. We will receive a very high number of enquiries at this time and will aim to answer all enquiries within five working days. During this time, please do not re-send email enquiries. If you do not receive a reply within five working days please call the Academy Reception.

Please find Sandwell Academy’s appeals timetable outlined below:

Year 7 Admissions, September 2021 - Appeals Timetable

1 March 2021

Parents/Carers notified of outcome of application

29 March 2021

Deadline for submission of appeal form (28 calendar days from notification of outcome of application)

20 April 2021

Appeal hearing appointment letters emailed to Parents/Carers

27 April 2021

Deadline for submission of further documents/evidence in support of appeal – any information or evidence not submitted by this date might not be considered by the Independent Appeal Panel at the appeal hearing.

10 – 14 May 2021

Appeals heard by Independent Appeal Panel


Should you have any queries please contact Miss Green (Admissions Officer) by email:

(FAQ, Rules of Admission and centroid point map as downloadable PDFs)

Title Last Updated
Rules of Admission 2021
Download File
Sandwell Academy Centroid Points Map
Download File
Year 7 Admissions 2021 FAQ
22 February 2021 Download File

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Green (Admissions Officer) by either:


Or by post:

Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

Please ensure that the correct postage is paid for the size of envelope used.