Work to start on new secondary school in West Bromwich

Building work will start this summer on a new secondary school in West Bromwich.

The school, named West Bromwich Collegiate Academy, will be built on Kelvin Way and will open in September 2019. The building will eventually accommodate 750 pupils. 

It is being sponsored by Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust who run a number of successful schools including Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick, consistently rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children's services said:

"This will be the second new secondary school to open in Sandwell in the last ten years, following on from the successful Q3 Academy Langley in Oldbury which opened in 2016. 

"This is a much needed school in West Bromwich where it is expected there will be increasing demand for secondary school places in the next few years.”

The plans were given full backing by all councillors at the recent Full Council meeting. Chief Executive of the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, Sir Mark Grundy said:

“We are incredibly proud to have been asked to work with Sandwell Council on the development of this new school. The development of the West Bromwich Collegiate Academy will allow us to establish a quality of provision for the families and the community."

Work will begin on the site next to the Bethel Convention Centre during the summer with the first phase of building set to be completed by the end of next summer. Parents will be able to apply for a place from 20 July 2018.


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