Wodensborough Ormiston Academy
Sandwell, United Kingdom
About Wodensborough Ormiston Academy
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, a mixed secondary school for pupils aged 11-16, is situated in Wednesbury, near West Bromwich in the West Midlands.
Wodensborough High School was established in September 1968 through the merger of a girls’ grammar school and two secondary modern schools. It later gained specialist technology status and was renamed Wodensborough Community Technology College. In 2013, the school became an academy sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust.
A £15 million investment through the Building Schools for the Future programme has resulted in state-of-the-art learning facilities in spacious new and re-modelled buildings. Students have access to 20 acres of green space, playing fields, a basketball court and other sports facilities. The school has also developed an allotment and a forest school as part of its commitment to providing outdoor learning opportunities.
Values and vision
“Believe, achieve, succeed” is the school’s slogan. It aspires to high academic achievement, but believes that the development of the personal and social skills needed for living in a modern technological society is equally important.
Student voice and parent partnership are key priorities at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy. A Student Leadership Team and growing Parent/Carer Forum both play an important part in shaping policy and practice at the academy. The secondary school’s vision is for Wodensborough to become the hub of its local community, embedding a culture where opportunities are created by working together and aspirations and achievement are raised for all.