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 for the Academy is 310

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places, then priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

Oversubscription admission priorities for Oldbury Academy

  1. 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 child arrangement order or special guardianship order).
  2. 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, the school is the only or most appropriate to meet the child’s needs. All applications under this criterion will be assessed by the local authority to decide whether the child’s needs can be met most appropriately by the school.
  3. Children having a brother or sister at the school (but not in sixth form) at the time of admission.
  4. Children prioritised by distance measured in a straight line from a child’s home** to the centre point of the school site.In all cases, should the number of applicants exceed the number of places available, places will be allocated based on distance between home and school, as measured in a straight line from home to the centre point on the school site with priority being given to those living closest to the school.

NB. Children with an Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP) (previously known as Statement of Educational Needs), naming the school will be admitted before all other applicants.

Fair Access

The governing body have adopted the local authority fair access policy for admission of previously excluded or hard to place children. This can be viewed on the local authority website

Note: ** Measured from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer address base for the property.

Admissions Policy

can be found here

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Mid-year Admission Requests
  • In the case of a mid-year request for admission, a student will be considered eligible for transfer if:
  • There are available places in the relevant year group
  • They have not been permanently excluded from two or more previous schools
  • The student is willing and able to recognise his/her commitment to a new academy
  • Adequate support for the transition and the subsequent education of the student exists in the family, extended family or supported family
  • The needs of the student will not be such as to unfairly disadvantage
  • The induction of the students can be met and supported within existing resources and is manageable.

Prior to admission, one or more interviews with the parents/carers will take place and the original academy will be contacted. Agencies may be contacted as appropriate.




Appeals regarding a failure to gain a place at the Academy will at present be dealt with according to the Appeals process of Sandwell Local Authority.