Erasmus Darwin Academy
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
About Erasmus Darwin Academy
Erasmus Darwin Academy is a highly successful and popular school for students aged 11-18 that converted to Academy status in July 2011. There are around 1000 students on roll. The school is very popular in the local community with a growing school roll and with a Planned Admission Number of 189, which has increased to meet demand. The Academy was over-subscribed for the Year 7 cohorts starting in September 2015 and September 2016 and is heavily over-subscribed for the Year 7 cohort who are starting in September 2017. The school mainly admits students from the southern and south-eastern areas of Burntwood but also from surrounding towns and villages in south Staffordshire. Burntwood is a small town, close to the cathedral city of Lichfield and only 45 minutes from central Birmingham. The school itself is just off Junction 6 of the M6 Toll Road. We benefit from other local amenities including Chasewater, and the beautiful countryside around Cannock Chase is on the doorstep.
We were recently featured in the regional press as one of the highest performing schools in Staffordshire and, as part of the Local Authority’s quality assurance strategy, we have recently been granted Category 1, which is the highest category of school performance.