Over Subscription

Wodensborough Ormiston Academy has a published admission number (PAN) of 230 Students. In order to process applications the criteria will be followed as in the admissions policy which can be found in the left-hand side menu (or the above menu if you’re viewing this page on a mobile device). The over subscription section of the current policy is summarised below.

  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.
  2. Children with a particular medical condition. Applications submitted under this criterion must be accompanied by a medical declaration form (ASU75M) signed by the child’s general practitioner or consultant confirming the condition, detailing the child’s needs and specifying why, in their opinion, the preferred school is the only or most appropriate to meet the child’s needs. All applications under this criterion will be assessed by the local authority to decide whether the child’s need’s can be met most appropriately by the preferred school.
  3. Children having a sibling at the preferred school at the time of admission.
  4. Children prioritised by distance measured in a straight line from a child’s home to the preferred school’s main entrance using methodology as determined by the principal.


Up-to-date information and advice on applying (including mid-year applications) for a place can be found on the local authority’s website. If you’d like to view information on applying click here, otherwise if you’d like to view information on changing schools to Wodensborough (mid-year applications) click here. The Sandwell admissions team can also be reached by calling 01215696765.

If you require any further information before applying for a place for your child at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, please contact Jayne Cooper our Attendance, Engagement & Admissions Manager on 01215064300 (extension 4025) or alternatively via email on [email protected].


Please see the “Appeal against a school place decision” on the Sandwell council website by clicking here.

Open Days

Open days are announced through our social media channels and on the homepage of the website when their dates are decided on.