The Governing Body for Oldbury Academy is the Admissions Authority and complies with all legislation regarding admissions via the funding agreement for the school. Governors have determined that it will comply with the co-ordinated admissions scheme for Sandwell which requires all parents to complete a preference form provided by the LA. CLICK HERE to access the LA’s admission information and forms.
The Admission number is 310.
If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with Oldbury Academy named on an education and health care plan (EHCP) (previously known as Statement of Educational Needs), will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:
- Children who are in public care and children who were previously in public care but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
- Children with a particular medical condition. Applications submitted under this criterion must be accompanied by a medical declaration form (ASU75M) signed by the child’s General Practitioner or Consultant confirming the condition, detailing the child’s needs and specifying why, in their opinion, Oldbury Academy is the only or most appropriate school to meet the child’s needs. All applications under this criterion will be assessed by the Governing Body to decide whether the child’s needs can be met most appropriately by the Academy.
- Children having a brother or sister at the Academy (but not in the sixth form) at the time of admission.
- Children will be prioritised by distance, measured in a straight line from a child’s home* to the Academy’s main entrance (as determined by the head teacher), with priority being given to those living closest to the school.
* Measured from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer address base for the property.