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  • Willenhall E-ACT Academy
    Furzebank Way
    West Midlands
    WV12 4BD
  • Head: Mrs Kirsty Jones
  • T 01902 368221
  • F 01902 634253
  • E [email protected]…
  • W www.willenhall…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Walsall
  • Pupils: 969
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th March 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 7th March 2017
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

New school opened Jan 2012, formerly Willenhall School Sports College.

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Willenhall School Sports College has a sound reputation in the care of SEN pupils. We take care of a wide variety of SEN pupils. We have experience in a variety of medical issues, such as ASD, epilepsy, asthma, Tourettes Syndrome, ADHD and dyspraxia. We have developed some expertise in dealing with the needs of dyslexic pupils. We have had whole school training in ASD, and are now quite experienced in looking after the needs of children with Asperger's Syndrome. We have good access for disabled pupils. The school has a lift, disabled toilet facilities, a toilet management room (ie changing table, fixed hoist, sluice, etc.) We work closely with parents, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Walsall's senior paediatric consultant. (He holds clinics regularly at school).

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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