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West Bromwich Collegiate Academy is set to open in West Bromwich in September 2019; it will be a six-form entry 11-16 secondary school, with 150 students per year group.
The Academy will be a non-selective, state school welcoming children from all backgrounds and abilities, serving people from the local community.
At its core staff believe in an inclusive education for local students at every ability level, a rigorous grounding in academic fundamentals and that every student should be equipped for the future through the acquisition of cutting edge skills.
The curriculum is technology rich, supported by devices for students.
Most importantly, they believe that every student should be safe, happy, ambitious for themselves and respectful of all.
The Academy will be based on the same successful model as used at Shireland Collegiate Academy, a three times outstanding school who currently top the progress performance tables in Sandwell.
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy will run the Literacy for Life curriculum, developed over the past 10 years.
Within this curriculum, students have a single teacher for 17 hours in Year 7, 13 hours in Year 8 and 8 hours in Year 9.
Students are taught to themes, giving their learning a real context.
This model allows for a smooth transition from primary school, promotes in-depth learning and ultimately produces great outcomes.
You can be sure your child has a teacher dedicated to their progress as their top priority.
The Principal of the Academy, Mr George Faux, said: “The founding students will have a unique opportunity in creating the history and ethos of the Academy to provide a legacy in the area for years to come.
“We look forward to starting our journey in a brand new building and working with students and families to make our Academy something special.”