Proposed Change to Admissions Arrangements 2018
The Governors of George Salter Academy are consulting on proposed changes to their admissions arrangements. The proposed changes would take effect from the beginning of the academic year 2018. The changes to the admissions policy are outlined in this letter [pdf, 349 KB].
The aim of these changes are to bring the school in line with the Ormiston Academies Trust agreed admissions policy and ensure that the arrangements continue to be appropriate and that they comply with all the relevant requirements.
The consultation will run from 28th November 2016 till 9th January 2017.
If you wish to comment on the proposed changes please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Mark Drury at 0121 553 4665, extension 333.
Procedures for Admission into Year 7 - 2017
The Admissions Authority for George Salter Academy is the Governing Body. The Governing Body will comply with the national co-ordinated admissions scheme for Sandwell which requires all parents to complete a preference form provided by the LA. In completing this form, George Salter Academy must be chosen as one of the 6 preferences.
To apply you need to complete the online Sandwell Common Application Form (CAF) which is submitted directly to the Local Authority (LA).
Registration forms are available on the Sandwell LA website: www.sandwell.gov.uk/schooladmissions
Performing Arts Aptitude Registration
Parents wishing their child to be considered for a place based on Aptitude for Performing Arts must indicate this on the George Salter Aptitude Registration Form (also available from the above LA Website) and must be returned to George Salter Academy, Davey Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 9UW by 31st October 2016. If the application is not successful based on Performing Arts Aptitude, the application will then be automatically considered using the remaining criteria.
All applicants will be tested using an NFER non-verbal reasoning test and placed into 5 equal bands with the same number of places in each band. All children will be placed in one of the bands and an equal number of children will be taken from each. No child can fail this test. The assessment will last 1 hour. Parents will be given information on the dates of the test during September 2016. Any student not sitting the test at all will be considered for a place but only after all students who did attend testing have been considered.*
*This does not apply to Looked-after or previous Looked after children or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Admissions Policy 2017/2018
Click this link to access the current Admissions Policy 2017/18 [pdf, 407 KB]
Please also download the Admissions Policy Changes Letter to Parents [pdf, 515 KB]