Smestow School is a family. We provide a broad and balanced academic and vocational curriculum designed to support a real focus on our programme of personal development.
Smestow School is an 11-18 school with over 700 students, with 75 in the Sixth Form. We are big enough to provide lots of specialist opportunities for our students, but small enough to know, and care about, every single one.
We are committed to ‘Building People’ with the skills and knowledge to become active and successful members of society. Everything we do in school is aimed at promoting a passion for lifelong learning and striving to uncover our students’ talents and interests. Our care and compassion are central to our ‘family’ atmosphere, which has served us well in our response to the current national challenges.
Our values of Respect, Resilience, Honesty, Integrity and Accountability are the cornerstone of our personal development programme. Commitment to charity is at the heart of our community spirit, we believe in making a difference. From whole school projects to dedicated individuals, we celebrate the commitment to people less fortunate than ourselves and revel in the teamwork necessary to fund raise effectively. The parent of our most prolific fundraiser recently commented “he is proud to be part of the Smestow family”.
We are proud and fortunate to be part of the University of Wolverhampton Multi- Academy Trust (UWMAT) which offers a wealth of resources and expertise to our school. Our students are able to take advantage of these links in a variety of different ways.
We are committed to ensuring our students make the best possible progress whilst they are with us. We provide excellent advice and guidance to support students in taking the next steps in their learning. Our NEET figure (not in education, employment or training) is always well below the national figure.
The newly formed UWMAT 6th Form is a partnership harnessing the best quality of sixth form provision Wolverhampton has to offer with high levels of vocational and academic progress. Guaranteed University of Wolverhampton progression routes on satisfactory completion of study emphasises our commitment to Higher Education. Two thirds of last year’s cohort progressed to University with the other third acquiring places on apprenticeships or in employment.
At Smestow, we pride ourselves on our history as a Sports College winning the Inclusive School of the Year Award for Sport from Wolverhampton’s Sports’ Awards last summer. Our students have a reputation of supporting local primary sports festivals to share their enthusiasm and ability in a wide variety of opportunities. This underpins our involvement in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award programme which is well established at the school.
These are only a small part of the extra-curricular opportunities on offer, with music, art, foreign and UK travel experiences as well as leadership opportunities available. We are active participants in the Wolverhampton Youth Forum.
During our 2019 Ofsted inspection, it was commented that our school has “a caring and dedicated team of staff that works closely with parents and pupils. Pupils agree that they feel safe in school”. They recognised our response to antibullying and mental health awareness. A strong partnership with local NHS, the Princess Diana Trust and our personalised virtual transition programme provide the support for students in our care. Our Young Interpreters group support others acquiring language in the diverse global community which makes the school so special.
If you are looking for a school that cares and is committed to your child then we would welcome you into our family. #TeamSmestow Please visit our website www. Smestow.org to view our virtual content.