George Salter Academy

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

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Procedures for Admission into Year 7 - 2019

Consultation on changes to Admission process

The Governing Body of George Salter Academy is consulting on changes to its admission policy to take effect from September 2020. The changes relate to admission to sixth form.

Download the proposed Admissions Policy 2020/21 [pdf, 495 KB] and any comments or objections should be forwarded directly to the Academy by 16 November 2018 (email:


Procedures for Admission

The Admissions Authority for George Salter Academy is the Governing Body. The Governing Body will comply with the national co-ordinated admissions scheme for Sandwell which requires all parents to complete a preference form provided by the LA. In completing this form, George Salter Academy must be chosen as one of the 6 preferences.

admissionsTo apply you need to complete the online Sandwell Common Application Form (CAF) which is submitted directly to the Local Authority (LA).

Registration forms are available on the Sandwell LA website:


Excellence in Performing Arts (EPA) Aptitude programme

George Salter Academy can provide 20 places per year for students who have an aptitude for Music, Dance or Drama.

Parents wishing their child to be considered for a place based on Aptitude for Performing Arts must indicate this on the George Salter Aptitude Registration Form [Word, 278kb] (also available from the above Sandwell LA Website) and must be returned to George Salter Academy, Davey Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 9UW by Thursday 4h October 2018.

If the application is not successful based on Performing Arts Aptitude, the application will then be automatically considered using the remaining criteria.

All applicants will be tested using an NFER non-verbal reasoning test and placed into 5 equal bands with the same number of places in each band. All children will be placed in one of the bands and an equal number of children will be taken from each. No child can fail this test. The assessment will last 1 hour. Parents will be given information on the dates of the test during November 2018

Any student not sitting the test at all will be considered for a place but only after all students who did attend testing have been considered.*

*This does not apply to Looked-after or previous Looked after children or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.


Admissions Policy 2019/2020

Click this link to access the Admissions Policy 2019/20 [pdf, 497 KB]


Admissions Policy 2018/2019

Click this link to access the Admissions Policy 2018/19 [pdf, 415 KB]


Admissions Policy 2017/2018

Click this link to access the current Admissions Policy 2017/18 [pdf, 407 KB]



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