Ormiston Forge Academy

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Ormiston Forge Academy
Type Academy
Principal Andrew Burns
Location Wrights Lane
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 6QU
52°28′34″N 2°03′48″W / 52.47599°N 2.06342°W / 52.47599; -2.06342Coordinates: 52°28′34″N 2°03′48″W / 52.47599°N 2.06342°W / 52.47599; -2.06342
DfE URN 137673 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website www.ormistonforgeacademy.co.uk

The Ormiston Forge Academy (formerly Heathfield Foundation Technology College and Heathfield High School) is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in the Old Hill area of Cradley Heath, West Midlands, England.[1]

Heathfield High School was built in the 1970s when two local schools Cradley Heath Secondary School, in the Lomey Town area of Cradley Heath, and Macefield Secondary School, in Old Hill, merged. The name of the school was coined from the names of the two schools: Cradley Heath and Macefield.

The new building programme of 2007 was completed, with a new hair and beauty salon, seminar rooms, catering rooms and a new sixth form study centre.

As of 2011, the school became an academy sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust. The school was then renamed Ormiston Forge Academy.[2]

Today, the school serves pupils living in the Cradley Heath, Old Hill and Rowley Regis areas of Sandwell.

The school has a mountain centre located in Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, North Wales. The building, previously an old school, was converted into accommodation for students when taking part in environmental studies, or some other rural activity. The original mountain centre was located in Llanbrynmair, Powys, Mid-Wales. This was a converted church building.

The school also makes use of a sports field known as Hingleys which is situated less than a mile from the school on Bluebell Road, Cradley Heath.


  1. ^ "Ormiston Forge Academy". Ormiston Forge Academy. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Ormiston academies". Ormiston Academies Trust. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 

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