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George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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NEWS @ George Salter Academy

Important notice: Students finish school at 12.40pm on Tuesday 16th July.
They will return to school on Wednesday 4th September (Years 7, 12 and 13 to arrive at 8.40am; Years 8 – 11 to arrive at 9.50am)


July 2019

George Salter Academy Open Evening



Friday 12.07.2019

George's Gazette

NewsletterThe latest edition of the George's Gazette is out now!

Please click the link below to download a copy.

Download George's Gazette no 7 [pdf, 545 KB]









Friday 12.07.2019

Sports Day Report

GSAWhat a superb day from start to finish!

The weather was brilliant throughout the day with the sun beaming on the track and field.

All pupils cheering each other on in all the events that were taking place was a really nice thing to see.

With a lot of competition going on you could see all pupils were very eager in making sure they did very well for their relevant houses in which points were awarded for the position they came in during the event as well as the all important participation points.

It was very nice to see pupils being so supportive, but also very competitive at the same time as this made the day even better. The teachers were fantastic throughout the day ensuring that all pupils were cheering and chanting and making as much noise as possible. However, with all the great competition going on there could only be one winner……

Congratulations to the teachers and pupils of Loxdale who were victorious on the day and also congratulations to Royal staff members for winning the staff relay race. Overall the day started great and ended brilliantly. Thank you to everyone that took part and supported.


Friday 28.06.2019

Sports Day Information

LetterThe schools sports day will be taking place on Friday 5th July at Hadley Stadium, Smethwick.

Please click the link below to download a letter regarding the day.

Download Sports Day Letter [doc, 601 KB]









Wednesday 26.06.2019

Chicago High School Edition

Just a reminder that our "Chicago The Musical" performance is in the George Salter Academy, Green Room Theatre at 6pm on both Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!




Tuesday 25.06.2019

Year 7 Parents Eventing

GSAYear 7 Parents Evening, 26th June 2019, 5pm-7.30pm

Please ensure you have returned the reply slip via your child's tutor to confirm your attendance.

Please arrive via the main reception on Davey Road.

We look forward to seeing all year 7 parents/guardians there.




Wednesday 12.06.2019

Consultation on changes to Sandwell's SEND Transport Policy

GSASandwell Council is consulting on proposed changes to the Home to School/College and Adult Learner Transport Policy. The consultation will run between Wednesday 12 June 2019 and Tuesday 9 July 2019.

Any responses received after this time may be considered but not included in the consultation. Once the consultation has closed, the responses will be reviewed and a report prepared for Sandwell councillors on the results. They will consider any changes which may need to be made and will make a decision in August 2019. If approved by councillors, the revised policy will be operational from 2 September 2019. The online survey can be accessed by clicking here. You can also download the explanatory consultation document by clicking here.

The proposed changes are as follows:


Wednesday 12.06.2019

Youth Dance Platform

The youth dance platform will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 6pm-7.15pm.

Two other OAT academies are taking part to showcase both extra-curricular and examination works. Tickets can be purchased from the dance office or on the door.




Monday 03.06.2019

George's Gazette

NewsletterThe latest edition of the George's Gazette is out now!

Please click the link below to download a copy.

Download George's Gazette no 6 [pdf, 545 KB]









Thursday 17.05.2019

Gymnastics Competition

GSAOn Thursday 16th May GSA took a team of 4 gymnasts to Wood Green Academy for the Sandwell Schools Competition.

The team consisted of 2 year 7 pupils and 2 year 8 pupils. A year 10 pupil also came along to support, as she had been helping the group with their training, which they all really appreciated.

They gave outstanding performances both in their vaults and floor routines, showing fantastic technical ability and composure. The support and encouragement that they showed each other throughout the competition was fantastic and their hard work in training definitely paid off.

The team finished 2nd overall out of 6 teams, with a combined score of 71.40 and have qualified for the Black Country Games in June, where they will have brand new routines and vaults to learn and will be competing against other qualifying schools.


Monday 13.05.2019

Parent/Carer Forum, Wednesday 15th May

GSAParent/Carer Forum will be held on Wednesday 15th May at 5pm


We look forward to seeing those parents who give up their time to support the work of GSA and welcome further contributions from any parent/carer who can spare some time to attend. Please email If you get an error message "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed" then please copy and paste the email address into your email address box (hotmail, gmail etc) manually. if you would like to attend.



Wednesday 01.05.2019

Our Performing Arts Champions

PerformingArtsWe are proud to introduce our Performing Arts Champions!


These aptitude students have been working hard within music, dance and drama in order to become ambassadors for the facility.

Year 10 students now have purple and gold ties and year 7 & 8 students, badges to identify their achievement.

Well done everyone! We are proud to have you on The Excellence Within The Performing Arts Programme!









Wednesday 17.04.2019

Tesco Bags of Help Voting

TescoGeorge Salter Academy is one of three groups on the shortlisted for Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Our Initiative: Supporting Mental Health in School

At GSA, we aim to ensure a happy & successful life at school and beyond. We believe positive mental health is the first step towards that goal, in both our community and yours.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores on 1 May 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.





The 3 stores that are participating are:

Click here to download and read the full article [pdf, 140 KB]


Monday 15.04.2019

Proposal To Expand George Salter Academy

consultationWhat is the Proposal?

The Governing Board and Ormiston Academies Trust, with the support of Sandwell Local Authority, is proposing that the Academy expands to accommodate more students. Our current published admission number (PAN) is 200 and our plan is that the Academy will grow, over a five-year period, by admitting up to 50 more students in year 7, each year from 2020.

By 2024, if the proposal is agreed, the Academy will be operating at a capacity of 1250 across years 7 to 11 with up to 250 students in each year. Our Post 16 provision will not be affected.


Why is this necessary?

Over the last few years, there have been significantly higher numbers moving into primary schools across Sandwell. This is as a result of an increasing birth rate and inward migration. The Council has worked with primary schools to provide 5000 new places and, since 2011, around 38 primary schools have been expanded to accommodate more children [... download and continue reading the Proposal To Expand George Salter Academy [pdf, 379 KB]

Please note at the end of the PDF document there is a "Consultation Response Form". Please return this form to the Academy by 24th May 2019 at 9.00am. You can also submit your views online at:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.


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