Bloxwich Academy (Secondary Site), Leamore Lane, Walsall, WS2 7NR
Heateacher: Mr A Seager
Bloxwich Academy (Primary Site), Bloxwich Lane, Walsall, WS2 7JT
Heateacher: Ms S Shepherd
Office Manager: Mrs N O'Connor
Enquiries regarding the school can be sent to the above email addresses.
Our SENCO, Mrs K Martin (Primary) & Miss M Rock (secondary), can also be contacted via the links above.
Bloxwich Academy is a member of the Matrix Academy Trust. Details and contact information for the Trust can be found at www.matrixacademytrust.co.uk
The School Admissions Policy can be found on our Admissions pages.
Latest Ofsted Report
The latest report from November 2021 can be found HERE.
Key Stage 2 Results
Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths = 45%
- Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2 = -2.7
- Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 = 0.0
- Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 = -0.3
- % of pupils achieving expected standard in reading = 47%
- % of pupils achieving expected standard in writing = 67%
- % of pupils achieving expected standard in maths = 65%
- % of pupils achieving greater depth in reading = 7%
- % of pupils achieving greater depth in writing = 0%
- % of pupils achieving greater depth in maths = 5%
- Pupils’ average score in the reading test = 97.5
- Pupils’ average score in the maths test = 101.2
Key Stage 4 2021/2022
- Progress 8 score: +0.37
- Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc): 28%
- Pupil destinations - percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4: 88%
- Attainment in English and maths - percentage of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths: 31%
- Attainment 8 score: 43.1
"Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years"
Key Stage 5
· Progress: Academic qualifications (including A-levels): -0.08
· Attainment: Academic qualifications (including A-levels): Average result = C (or 29.08)
· English and mathematics progress: English + 1.0. Maths + 0.50
· Retention: % of students completing their main study programme: 94.1%
· Destinations: Students progressing to education or employment:79%
Curriculum Overviews for our Primary Site can be found here.
KS1 Phonics/Reading Scheme - ReadWrite Inc
At Bloxwich Academy Primary, we believe that Religious Education enables children to learn about diversity of religion within their own community and across the global community. We aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural and social growth of our children by making RE relevant. This is achieved through the study and celebration of actual multi-faith events and the opportunity to enquire, ask, debate and engage in critical thinking.
Religious Education is taught at Bloxwich Academy Primary in accordance with the Education Reform Act 1988 and as directed by the Walsall Agreed syllabus. With a multi-faith approach, our curriculum is broad and balanced and builds upon the prior knowledge and skills acquired in previous learning. Children develop awareness and understanding in many different ways including story, discussion, reflection, drama, writing and creative arts.
Walsall agreed syllabus can be found HERE.
The children at Bloxwich Academy Primary enjoying learning about other religions. They make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and around the world. Through R.E. lessons, our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life to ensure they become responsible and respectful citizens.
Year 7 & Year 8
Following close liaison and consultation with primary schools, pupils (on entry to the school)
are allocated to a tutor group. Each form belongs to one of four houses - Brindley, Stephenson, Telford and Watt. The subjects they will study are: English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, History, Art, Drama, Dance, Design & Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). Religious education is taught through PSHE curriculum and through topics delivered within the humanities curriculum.
In order to offer a curriculum appropriate to all needs, some pupils will follow a course in Literacy instead of French. Pupils are allocated to a teaching group commensurate with their ability. The school operates a one week timetable of 25 teaching hours. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes. This format continues through all year groups.
The curriculum from Years 7 and 8 continues. However, pupils rotate around a variety of Technology subjects including Textiles, Resistant Materials, Information Technology, 3D Design, Computer Science and Food and Nutrition. Part of the PSHE programme during this year is to prepare pupils for the career and educational implications of the subject choices they will be making for study at GCSE or equivalent level. Further information is given by means of an options booklet and a meeting/event held for parents during the year. Parents and pupils may discuss the choice of their option subjects with a member of the Leadership Team if required. Religious education is taught through PSHE curriculum and through topics delivered with the humanities curriculum.
Years 10 & 11
All pupils continue with a broad-based educational programme, including the core of English, Mathematics, Science and PSHE. Pupils will take up to 4 additional options choices, these will include a range of both vocational and GCSE subjects.
Pupils follow a Science course which will include all three Sciences and will result in either 2 GCSEs if following the combined science qualification or 3 GCSEs for the separate sciences route. Groups are set on ability in English, Mathematics and Science. In all other subjects pupils are taught in mixed ability or tutor groups. Opportunities to experience Citizenship, Religious Studies and Sex and Relationships Education activities will occur during the year for both year groups along with a specific PSHE lesson.
The careers programme continues throughout year 10 and 11 and will prepare each pupil fully to ensure they reach the desired destination for their next steps in Post-16 education, employment or training.
Information about Key Stage 5 courses can be found in our Sixth Form menu.
The school behaviour policy (including rewards) can be found on our Policies Page.
Accounts & Funding Agreement
Details of our plan for pupil premium spend and a review of outcomes along with the school action plan can be found under About > Pupil Premium.
Catch-Up Premium Statement
The Catch Up Premium Statement can be found under About > Catch Up Premium Statement
The SEND policy can be found HERE
Further information on our SEND provision can be found under About > SEND Report
The Chair of Trustees of Matrix Academy Trust is Mr Jeremy Bench, he can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01922 211 264.
The Trust head office address is:
Matrix Academy Trust, Leamore Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 7PS,
Governance information can be found at About > Governance.
Complaints & Whistleblowing
The Trust Complaints Policy and Whistleblowing Policy can both be found HERE
Charging and Remissions Information
The Charging and Remissions Policy is part of our Financial Procedures manual - the relevant extract can be HERE