Our Admissions Process

Applications to the Academy are made through the Local Authority’s coordinated admissions scheme. Parents are required to complete the Common Application Form (CAF) which is sent by their Local Authority. If you would like to apply for a Year 7 place at the Academy you should name the Academy as one of your preferences on the CAF.

Please click here for the City of Wolverhampton Admissions Document.

Please visit our Policies page for a copy of our most recent Admissions Policy.

Ormiston SWB Academy has an agreed admissions limit of 200 pupils in Year 7.

The Academy will operate the same admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria as Wolverhampton City Council. In accordance with these arrangements, where there are more applications received than there are places available, the following oversubscription criteria will be applied:

After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where Ormiston SWB Academy is named on the statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out here

Parents will have the right of appeal to an independent panel. For full Wolverhampton City Council school admission appeals and timetable please visit

Where more applications are received than there are places available, a waiting list will operate. Following an unsuccessful application, parents can ask for their child’s name to be placed on the waiting list. A child’s position on the waiting list and the allocation of a place will be determined solely in accordance with the above oversubscription criteria.

Ormiston Academy Trust shall ensure that pupils with SEND are admitted on an equal basis with others in accordance with its admissions policy.

If a child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs is allocated a place to the Academy. This will reduce the number of places at the school which are available for allocation.

In line with Wolverhampton’s arrangements for the admission of pupils with SEN statements, where the Academy has been named on the pupil’s Statement of Special Educational Needs, placements will be determined through the procedures for reviewing and amending the Statement in consultation with parents/carers.