How to apply for a place
If you are considering applying for admission to Willenhall Academy please contact us to visit.
Willenhall Academy is a comprehensive entry 11-18 mixed academy. For the academic year 2018-19 there are 270 places on offer for Year 7. Applications for admission must be made on the admissions form below.
Return the completed form along with copies of:
- Passport/birth certificate
- Proof of address x2 (council tax bill/utility bill)
- Last school report including attendance, punctuality, SEND needs, exclusions and target grades.
A Head of Year will contact you to arrange an admissions interview, the information will then be forwarded to the Principal for a decision to be made on your application. You will be notified by the relevant Head of Year within 5 school days after your admissions interview.
Reports on the television or in newspapers often give the impression that parents have the right to choose which school or academy their child goes to and it is true that you can apply for any state school or academy that you want. However, the law does not guarantee your child a place at the academy of your choice. What the law does say is that you must be offered a place at your preferred academy unless admitting your child would prejudice (have a negative effect on) the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources at that academy.
If you have been told that your child cannot go to Willenhall Academy then the law gives you the right to appeal against that decision. If your appeal is successful then your child must be offered a place. However, if your appeal is unsuccessful then there is no further right of appeal.
If you wish to appeal, please write to Mrs E Little at the academy within 20 school days of your unsuccessful application. You must set out the grounds of your appeal clearly, in writing. If you require any special assistance in regard to making an appeal, please contact the academy. Further information can be found below.
The Department for Education appeals code
For the DfE’s admissions appeals code click here.