Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Secondary

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Lower City Road
Oldbury
B69 2HE
01215525501
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Pupils
977
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Ages
11 - 16
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(15/5/18)
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47%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy is slightly smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The academy is sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT). The academy has a small sixth form, which is part of a consortium with the post-16 centre at George Salter Academy. The majority of students are from White British backgrounds, with the others coming from several different ethnic groups. About three in ten of the students speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. In Key Stage 4, a very small number of students receive full-time education in alternative provision provided by Sandwell Hospital Service or full- or part-time work-related education organised by the National College for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders. In Key Stages 3 and 4, a very small number of students have taken up full-time placements at the Batmanshill, Oakham and Ruskin House campuses of Sandwell Community School. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of students in English and mathematics by the end of Year 11. A local leader in education (LLE) from Swanshurst School has recently reviewed the academy’s use of the pupil premium, which is additional funding for students who are known to be disadvantaged. The academy’s proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. One Vice Principal and one Assistant Principal joined the academy on 1 September 2013.

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