Welcome to Oldbury Academy
Thank you for your interest in Oldbury Academy, an establishment with whom all partners are proud to be associated. We offer you a warm welcome and a unique insight, too, into our philosophy, our policy and our procedures. We have high expectations of both our students, and our staff and, through their hard work and commitment, we have made enormous progress in recent years, securing some of our best ever examination results and improving year upon year. We are immensely proud of these achievements and recognise the expertise and tremendous effort of all involved. Nevertheless, there can be no complacency and no ceiling to where we might aim to be in the years to come. Our 'Outstanding' OFSTED report in 2011 will mean very little unless we continue to grow, and fulfil, our aspirations and ambitions. Our conversion to Academy status is a step in the right direction; it provides the springboard to help us achieve these goals. As head teacher, I urge all stakeholders, both current and future, to rise to this challenge and embrace those changes ahead that will allow us to move to these higher levels, by transforming the learning experience at Oldbury. Whatever your involvement with this very special place may I wish you all well as we move, together, on our journey.
Mr J Martin | Headteacher
Exam Results 2014
58% of students achieved A*-C grades in both Maths and English and 53% achieved 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.
15 subjects made significant improvements in A/A* or A*-C pass-rates between 2013 and 2014 and the number of students making ‘better than expected progress in Core Subjects also increased.
In the 6th form, our A*-B passes increased to 40% and 88% of students completing Level 3 BTEC courses achieved D*-M passes.
Almost all students leaving us in 2014 are engaged in further education, employment or employment with training – we continue to work with our most vulnerable school leavers to ensure that they too are engaged in meaningful employment or further study.
100% of students who applied to study at University went on to take up places.