Sandwell Valley School welcomes students of all faiths, cultures, races and family backgrounds. We are happy to admit a student with a disability as long as both parents and the school conclude that we can provide appropriately for the child's specific needs.
Sandwell Valley School welcomes applications for admission from all sections of society and is non-discriminatory in line with the Equality Act (2010) and Equal Opportunities Policy.
Parents can apply for a place for their child at any time outside the normal admissions round through SMBC's Fair Access Panel. As is the case in the normal admissions round, all children whose EHC plans name the school will be admitted.
We participate in SMBC's Fair Access Protocol. This helps ensure that all children, including those who are unplaced and vulnerable, or having difficulty in securing a school place in-year, get access to a school place as quickly as possible.
Likewise, if there are spaces available in the year group you are applying for, your child will be offered a place.
If there are no spaces available at the time of your application, your child's name will be added to a waiting list for the relevant year group. When a space becomes available, it will be filled by one of the pupils on the waiting list. Priority will not be given to children on the basis that they have been on the waiting list the longest.
Parents will be notified of the outcome of your in-year application in writing within 15 school days.
Students applying to Sandwell Valley School will receive an interview where information about the organisation will be discussed. It will also provide parents / guardians / professional workers the opportunity to discuss any additional needs and to view the facilities. At this stage, the school will discuss additional policies to ensure that children are able to learn in a safe and secure environment.
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On securing a place at the Sandwell Valley School, parents/guardians will be provided with a confirmation letter, times of attendance, holiday calendar, and contact details.
Students are expected to wear a uniform which comprises of black shoes/trainers, black trousers / skirt, black Jacket / blazer / white shirt and a tie / badge which can be purchased from school.
All our classes start at 9.00am. Students will have access to a timetable stating the topics and duration times.
Students can either bring a packed lunch or eat lunch at school. School lunches are cooked in the school kitchen by our cook. All students have lunch in the School open area.
Students are expected to arrive on time for lessons, lateness is not acceptable and students will be asked to miss break or stay behind to make up the time after school. Parents/guardians will be notified of this arrangement.
"See below Policies for further information"