Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

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Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy
Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Logo.png
Address
Broad Way

High Heath

, ,
WS4 1BW

England
Information
TypeAcademy
Local authorityWalsall
TrustOrmiston Academies Trust
Department for Education URN135769 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipleStuart Turnbull
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
EnrolmentApprox. 1320 as of January 2015
Capacity1800
Website

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy is a secondary school with academy status located in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England. The school is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust under the current leadership of Mr. S. Turnbull.

On January 1, 2009, the previously existing Shelfield Sports and Community College was replaced by a new entity entitled Shelfield Community Academy.[1] This was mostly a legality involving the governance of the institution, and did not disrupt the educational programmes at the school.

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy currently serves approximately 1200 students attending the school, including 180 sixth formers. The school is renowned for significantly improving its exam results within the last five years.[2] In 2010, it was announced that the school many parts of the school would be rebuilt in a new state-of-the-art facility. Kier Education were appointed to build the new school. The first phase of the rebuilding project opened on 7 September 2011 to Year 7 students, incorporating English, Maths, Science, PE and Humanities into the new building.[3]

In September 2012, the second phase of the rebuilding project was partially completed in time for the start of the new academic year. New facilities were provided for the Music, Drama, Art and Media departments, along with IT rooms; a new Library, administration and catering facilities. The theatre, which had remained inactive since September 2011 due to refurbishment, also re-opened at this time.[4] Other areas, including Business Studies, Technology and the Sixth Form centre was transform in October 2012, when the old buildings were demolished due to woodlice infestation and an external regeneration product was finished in July 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shelfield Sports and Community College: outcome of consultation on proposed academy". Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  2. ^ "School and college performance tables". The Department for Education. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Future Shelfield". Future Shelfield. Shelfield Community Academy. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Shelfield Academy's Joy at Transformation". Express and Star, Walsall Edition; 06/09/12. Express and Star. Retrieved 7 September 2012.

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Coordinates: 52°37′25″N 1°57′02″W / 52.6235°N 1.9506°W / 52.6235; -1.9506