West Bromwich Collegiate Academy

West Bromwich Collegiate Academy is a new secondary school on Kelvin Way, West Bromwich. Admissions

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Trust Spring Term Highlights 2024 25/03/2024

🌸🌷Our spring newsletter is here! 🌷🌸

Read all the latest from Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and see what wonderful things our academies have been up to over this term.

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Last night, our Year 7-9 students who took part in the "Wicked" showcase last week had the opportunity to see the hit musical at the Hippodrome. It was a fantastic performance which the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed, and our students were praised my by members of the public for their excellent conduct on the trip. As always, we were very proud to take them and represent our Academy.

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 11/03/2024

✨WBCA came second in a Humanities Quiz hosted by Birmingham University. Technically, it went to a tie breaker and we were pipped at the post! Congratulations to all students involved, the University were very positive about student behaviour and participation. Additionally, each student received a free book on behalf of the National Literacy Trust. We were even gifted some spares for the library! A fantastic day for all involved.✨


💜📚On Friday afternoon, a group of girls from Y8-10 learned about careers in law and within the CPS from top female professionals. This event included the different educational routes available, an International Women’s Day quiz and a questions and answers session. 📚💜


💜On Friday, 7.1 wore their very own purple ribbons, with pride, to show their support for International Women's Day. It was lovely to see all students supporting each other for an important cause. They had purple hair bows, badges and accessories for bags all created by 7.1 themselves. They wore them all day and were very proud to explain what they were for in the canteen during lunchtime.💜


Well 9 weeks and counting before Aladdin Jnr hits the WBCA stage ! Today was a lot of testing, designing and manufcaturing parts for assembly! This included the treasure chest that holds the magic lamp! Be sure to follow our progress behind the scenes 🙂

Ofsted Reports - West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 06/03/2024

We have had our first Ofsted Report through, the Academy has been rated 'Good' overall with three areas graded as 'Outstanding'. We are really proud of the great things they had to say about our Academy.

You can read the full report on our website here:

Ofsted Reports - West Bromwich Collegiate Academy The Academy Ofsted Report The Academy was inspected for the first time on the 20th February 2024.  The summary of the result was as follows: We are proud of our report being ‘Outstanding’ in three of the four categories. Ofsted has special praise for some areas of our Academy, some of which the...


Could you design a helmet worthy of Formula 1 racing legend Sir Lewis Hamilton? 🏆🏁🏎

This is more than a competition; it’s a chance for young designers across the UK to design a helmet that celebrates and promotes inclusion as well as Formula 1 racing. The competition is open to young people aged 11-18 years who are currently at school.

The winning helmet designs will be photographed with Sir Lewis at a 2024 Grand Prix event, and there is also exclusive Formula 1 signed merchandise and experiences up for grabs!

Have your shot at F1 glory and enter today! For more information or to download a copy of the entry template and criteria, visit: Sir Lewis Hamilton Helmet Design Competition - STEM Crew

Students must submit their entries to Miss Haycock by 22 March. Good luck! 🍀🌟


We're delighted that our September 2024 cohort is oversubscribed – thank you for your support!

We can’t wait to meet our new students. If you’ve received an offer for West Bromwich Collegiate Academy you will hear from us over the next few weeks with more information, including about our transition days that take place in the summer.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


🌟📚 Calling all students! 📚🌟

🚺✨ Join us in celebrating International Women's Day! ✨🚺

Get ready to unleash and challenge your creativity with our exciting competition! 🎨✏️ Whether you're a budding artist or a talented storyteller, we want YOU to create a comic strip or short story that breaks down stereotypes and inspires change. 💪💬

📝 How to Enter:
1️⃣ Create your comic strip or short story.
2️⃣ Hand in your entry at the library OR email it to Mrs. Parkes by Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.

🏆 Don't miss your chance to showcase your talent this International Women's Day! 🌍💫

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 03/03/2024

Been a busy day set building, but doing non exciting things ( just laser-cutting box structures for the cave). However, we did get chance to test our methods of constructing light weight barrels. This is an important prototype as we are hoping to make ‘rope wicker effect linen baskets’ for the market in the same way. Unfortunately they are too big to laser cut so it was back to the traditional methods. 10 weeks to go before or production of Aladdin hits the WBCA stage.

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 28/02/2024

Great progress made by our students on our Wednesday twilight interventions. Thankyou to all of the students for attending and their families for supporting us. Next week the Wednesday interventions in Dt will finish a little earlier at 6pm. Please be aware that all interventions for year 11 will not be taking place tomorrow (Thursday 29th February).

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 28/02/2024

for International Women’s Day 2024, on Friday 8th March. Take part in our competition and support this important event. 🙋🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏼


A little behind today’s schedule, but quite a bit of progress made on Aladdin’s Cave. Besure to follow us each week as we go behind the scenes on the WBCA Dt YouTube channel !


Aladdin update - 10 weeks to go !


Excellent turn out for the year 8 and 9 boys Inter-House Table Tennis Tournament. The standard has improved drastically from developing our skills within our core PE lessons.

The results for year 8 are as follows:
1st - Brindley
2nd - Brindley
3rd - Chance
4th - Kenrick

The results for year 9 are as follows:
1st - Brindley
2nd - Brindley
3rd - Kenrick
4th - Kenrick

Well done to everyone who participated!

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 18/02/2024

Only 11 weeks until our School production of Disney’s Aladdin Jnr. With the set designs finalised, once more our Dt department (along with students of our Art Club ) are starting to build ‘a whole new world’. Once again join us behind the scenes as the build takes place! Watch the full video on the WBCA Design Technology YouTube channel.

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 09/02/2024

As part of the Journeys Theme places of worship visits, Year 7 went to Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick last Friday. We were welcomed by Balbir Kaur who explained all the facts about the gurdwara and Sikhism. Students learned lots of information and were fascinated by the beautiful atmosphere and building. Finally, Year 7 were invited to go to the langar hall and taste the lovely food. Many opted for 'seconds' as the food was just divine! Year 7 had a lovely time, and their only complaint was they wished they could have stayed for longer!


Excellent games of table tennis this evening at the girls Inter-House Table Tennis Competition. Well done to all the girls that participated.

Year 7 Results:
1st - Telford
2nd - Chance
3rd - Telford

Year 9 Results:
1st - Telford
2nd - Chance
3rd - Chance

You should all be proud of yourselves!

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 05/02/2024

Dr Rezk from Aston University recently visited WBCA to showcase elements of mathematics within Physics to our year 11 students. 👨‍🏫🎓

It was an inspirational day as students explored maths outside the classroom, actively participating in experiments and thoroughly enjoying the experience. This also guided a number of our students to continue pursuing maths at colleges and sixth form. 🌟🚀

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 02/02/2024

Today was our first ever Chess tournament between Thorns Collegiate Academy and West Bromwich Collegiate Academy. It was a great time, new friends made, many games played. The chess teams are just one of the many extra curricular clubs run outside of school hours with in our trust. So out of the many three made it to the top spots. Congratulations to 1st place Aaron (WBCA), 2nd place Oliver (WBCA) and 3rd place Oliver (TCA). A big thank you also for Ms Allen and Mr Shaw for organising the event and all at Thorns for their welcome and hospitality. We look forward to hosting the next round at WBCA. Well done to all the players who attended.


We had our first rehearsal this week for "Aladdin Jr", and wow how the students impressed us all. Here you can see the students being led through a vocal warm up before starting to learn the opening song, "Arabian Nights". Once they learnt the vocal parts, we moved onto choreographing and directing the cast through all the movement needed to bring the energy, vibrancy and the hustle-and-bustle of Agrabah. With our largest and most inclusive cast ever, we are so excited for you to see what the students are creating for our audiences in July.


✨🗳️🤩Dileena, a student at Shireland Collegiate Academy is running for Sandwell Local Youth MP. Please support her with your votes!🤩🗳️✨

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 30/01/2024

✨📚💞🌈New year, new books, new displays. Come and see what’s new in WBCA Library this term!🌈💞📚✨


🗺️📍🧭🤩On Tuesday last week, some of the Year 10 Geography students took part in their first fieldtrip. They visited the local area to investigate how regeneration has impacted upon West Bromwich. They were fantastic with the data collection and then successfully applied their newly developed skills when back in the classroom. Well Done 10D!🤩🧭📍🗺️

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 25/01/2024

It has been a very busy week in the Performing Arts department. Year 7 and 9 received an assembly about how Drama links into various careers. Students heard about various teaching staff's experiences in Drama and how this has shaped their work and personal life, and how so many careers use the skills explored in Drama, including training in medicine, law and the technological industries. Careers including police officers, pilots, marketing and entrepreneurship, amongst others, can all be traced back to the skills we explore in our Drama lessons.

Wednesday saw the launch of our "Wicked" project, where selected students in year 7-9 will be performing a devised piece of work at the Hippodrome in March. This week, they had a workshop with a visiting practitioner from the theatre to explore possible ideas they could use for their piece. Students worked really hard and demonstrate excellent skill, understanding and work ethic all afternoon.

We also had our auditions for Aladdin Jr taking place after school yesterday. The response was fantastic and we saw over 60 students attending and giving fantastic efforts all afternoon.

Finally this morning, we were visited by Break Mission, an internationally renowned hip-hop and breakdance group who spoke to the Year 10 students and demonstrated their excellent skills as we are looking to find students who wish to take part and develop their skills in dance with the group. They even taught Mr Ward a couple of moves live in front of the year group!

It is fantastic to be able to offer various opportunities to our students which they will remember for a very long time and will shape their futures and themselves as individuals.

Photos from West Bromwich Collegiate Academy's post 25/01/2024

On Tuesday 23rd January, Year 7 visited Holy Trinity Church to learn more about Places of Worship. Year 7 have started the 'Journeys' theme which includes learning about the religious journeys (pilgrimages) that take place in different religions. We did our own 'journey' as we walked to Holy Trinity Church and battled the difficult weather conditions!

We were welcomed at the church by Reverend Neil Robbie and his team of volunteers. Students had an opportunity to ask questions, look around the church and were shown what happens in a typical Sunday Service.

Students were particularly impressed by the beautiful stained glass windows which showed images from the Bible, such as 'The Good Samaritan'.


This year WBCA Theatre group will be presenting Disney's Aladdin Jr! As auditions begin, we once again share with you the creative journey behind the scenes as our DT team 'lets the genie out of the lamp' on how it creates 'a whole new world'. There may not be any chokey's, castles, swamps or dragons (thankfully) this year, but there is an Aladdin's cave of flying carpets, market places and palaces. So join our camel train of creativity behind the scenes!


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Backstage pass to Aladdin !
Well 9 weeks and counting before Aladdin Jnr hits the WBCA stage ! Today was a lot of testing, designing and manufcaturi...
A little behind today’s schedule, but quite a bit of progress made on Aladdin’s Cave. Besure to follow us each week as w...
Aladdin update - 10 weeks to go !
Only 11 weeks until our School production of Disney’s Alladin  Jnr. With the set designs finalised, once more our Dt dep...
No slowing down as we approach the end of term. Kieran has been up skilling his skill set by learning hand wood turning ...
Thank you to everyone who entered the Trust Christmas card competition. There were lots of entries from schools across t...
Remembrance Day
Today our year 11’s have been cnc machining out jigs to steam form / bend natural timber to a set design. Although we ar...





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