News & Events

  • S-CAT
Ian Armstrong

“As a Trust we are hugely proud to be asked to develop a new type of Free School and feel privileged to be creating a School with a curriculum focussed around Music in partnership with the CBSO. The Arts enrich our young peoples’ lives in so many ways and the opportunity to create a school which nurtures the musical ability of the students in our locality is an honour.  The Free School will be based in Sandwell and the partnership that is emerging between our Trust, the CBSO and Sandwell Local Authority is unique.”

Sir Mark Grundy

CEO of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust.


For more information about the free school please visit: Department of Education Website | CBSO Website

  • SCA
Ian Armstrong

We have great news at Shireland. We are currently building a whole new 20 class room block dedicated to our year 7 and 8 students. The build will be completed for September 2019 and has just begun development. Check back here for regular updates as we are eager to share the journey with our students and parents. 



  • WBCA
Ian Armstrong

West Bromwich Collegiate Academy will have 775 places when full and is opening with a Year 7 intake of 175 students in the September of 2019.


Admissions for September 2019 are now closed but if you are interested in a Year 7 place for September 2020 then you can apply through Sandwell Admissions in July.