Schools and learning news
Published on 12th July 2018
The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Sandwell libraries – and this year children can hunt for buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers!
Published on 9th July 2018
Sandwell schools have been standing up to bullying with everything from rap to designing T-shirts.
Published on 28th June 2018
Smethwick assistant headteacher Bethany Barnsley has clinched a top award for her teaching – at the very school she went to as a child.
Published on 26th June 2018
Students at a Rowley Regis School have been carrying out acts of kindness across the community to brighten people's day.
Published on 19th June 2018
A new forest school has been opened at Bristnall Hall Academy in Oldbury.
Published on 7th June 2018
Students and staff at an Oldbury school have been giving their views on how Sandwell will look in the year 2030.
Published on 25th May 2018
Children and staff at a Wednesbury school are celebrating after being given a national award in recognition of their science work.
Published on 21st May 2018
Two lucky pupils and their families are on their way to RAF Cosford Air Show after winning an art competition organised by Network Rail.
Published on 18th May 2018
A West Bromwich school has raised funds to build a new play area specially designed for children with special education needs and disabilities.
Published on 9th May 2018
Sandra Meredith and Frank Batchelor are marking 60 years of Sandwell's residential centre, Plas Gwynant, with the launch of a book documenting its history.
Published on 20th April 2018
Discussion sessions about the challenges and dangers of modern life between parents and children at a Rowley Regis school have been hailed a big success.
Published on 16th April 2018
Almost 90 per cent of parents have been offered a place at their first choice of primary school - the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.
Published on 12th April 2018
A new 750 place secondary school in West Bromwich has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education.
Published on 23rd March 2018
A Sandwell Council employee is celebrating after being recognised by the Career Development Institute at a national awards ceremony.
Published on 23rd March 2018
A former Wednesbury high school is to be demolished with plans in the pipeline to use the site for an education provision.
Published on 22nd March 2018
Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) has been celebrating poetry with a competition to find local talented poets.
Published on 15th March 2018
Children at Summerhill Primary Academy in Tipton were praised for their recent work on road safety.
Published on 8th March 2018
Great Barr children were marking International Women's Day with a series of special classes and activities at Ferndale Primary School.
Published on 1st March 2018
World Book Day (1 March) has been celebrated in libraries and schools across Sandwell with children and grown-ups dressing up to mark the day.
Published on 26th February 2018
The latest inspection carried out by Ofsted on Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service (SAFL) has resulted in the service being given a 'Good' rating in all areas.
Published on 8th February 2018
Plans for a brand new primary free school in Smethwick will come before Sandwell Council's Cabinet this month.
Published on 11th December 2017
More than 800 children are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare across Sandwell.
Published on 13th November 2017
Building works at an Oldbury school are on track and expected to be fully completed by September 2019.
Published on 8th November 2017
A special school in Oldbury is thrilled to be benefiting from volunteers from Network Rail who have transformed their school grounds.
Published on 26th September 2017
Students and staff at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (OSCA) in Tividale are celebrating as they officially open another new state-of-the-art teaching block on their site at Lower City Road.
Published on 17th August 2017
There are some great results for A levels and post-16 qualifications from students all across Sandwell.
Published on 22nd March 2017
The cost of sending Sandwell children on residential courses is to remain the same for the third year in a row.
Published on 16th March 2017
Plans are in place to complete the final phase of a project to improve Crocketts Community Primary School in Smethwick.
Published on 14th March 2017
Reception children from Whitecrest Primary School have been taking advantage of Sandwell Council's Booktastic scheme.
Published on 2nd March 2017
School children and staff from Hamstead Infant School in Great Barr have been celebrating World Book Day (2 March).
Published on 28th February 2017
More than 4,200 children have secured a place in a secondary school in Sandwell.
Published on 15th December 2016
Children from Wood Green Junior School were treated to an interactive story session from top author and illustrator Shoo Rayner at Wednesbury Library.
Published on 4th November 2016
After supervising nearly 5,000 lunch times at The Priory Primary in Friar Park, dinner lady Margaret Whitehouse has retired.
Published on 1st September 2016
Sandwell’s newest secondary school – the first in 10 years – will open its doors on Tuesday 6 September at 8am.
Published on 18th August 2016
Sandwell students are today celebrating their A level results – with the council’s leader praising them for all their hard work and achievements.
Published on 9th June 2016
Fit For Sport, the UK’s leaders in engaging and educating children through activity, has launched the Sandwell Active Schools programme to support 97 primary schools in Sandwell to become more active.
Published on 28th January 2016
Police say there is no credible threat after bomb hoax calls were made to 14 schools in the West Midlands, including nine in Sandwell, this morning (January 28).
Published on 19th January 2016
Three Sandwell schools were evacuated this morning (Tuesday 19 January) after receiving bomb scare calls.
Published on 20th August 2015
Pupils at Sandwell schools were today celebrating getting top results in their GCSEs.
Published on 25th February 2015
Volunteers are needed to serve on a Sandwell Council panel dealing with school admissions appeals.
Published on 12th February 2015
A new secondary school in Sandwell has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education. The school will be built on the former Langley High School site on Moat Road, Oldbury.