Arrangements for applications for places at Ormiston Forge Academy will be made in accordance with Sandwell Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by Sandwell Council.

When the number of applications for admission made is greater than the published admission number (currently 310 per year) applications will be made against Sandwell’s published admission criteria. This is available on the following link.

The Academy holds open evenings and days for prospective students and parents in the autumn term. For students who join the Academy at times other than the start of year 7, an appointment will be made for you to visit the Academy and meet with relevant staff, normally an assistant principal.

For a copy of our admissions policies please visit our policy page.

Please note that there is a consultation on the academy’s admissions policy.  Our current admission policy is not changing. However, government state we have to consult every 7 years; all OAT schools are doing this. The consultation period will run from 2nd October 2023 until 13th November 2023; during this time, parents and
other key stakeholders are invited to express their views and any concerns about the admission
arrangements at Ormiston Forge Academy.

In accordance with statutory DfE guidance, the consultation will run for at least six weeks and, as an
interested party at Ormiston Forge Academy, we are keen to hear your views on the current
admission arrangements; therefore, we invite you to participate in the consultation if you have any
concerns regarding the matter.
All responses to the consultation should be made in writing and submitted before 5pm on 13th November 2023 to:
Ormiston Forge Academy, Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6DU or
[email protected]

Click here to see our proposed admissions policy for 2025-26