The WMG Academy for Young Engineers is a brand new school for 14-18 year old students.¬† With its fresh new approach, the WMG Academy will embed business in education providing its students with a business-like, business-led ethos. ¬†We are equipping our students with academic knowledge with practical application.
The WMG Academy¬†focuses on a broad base of¬†engineering with science, with specialist attention¬†being given to the areas which are applicable to local ¬†employers in the automotive, aerospace and high¬†value manufacturing sectors.¬†Allied with this is a focus on ICT and digital¬†technology as enablers to engineering, with supporting¬†themes of enterprise and sustainability. The curriculum¬†will provide an enriched programme which will mean¬†more hours in the classroom and extended study time ¬†for projects.
At the WMG Academy for Young Engineers we aim to inspire, educate and transform the education of hundreds of local teenagers who have a passion for creating, doing and designing things. Although there are no specific selection criteria for entrance to the WMG Academy,¬† there will be an obvious focus on engineering based skills.
Offering both an academic and technical curriculum, the Academy is¬†non-selective for entry at Year 10. ¬†Entry to programmes of study Post 16 include appropriate entry criteria, based on previously achieved national qualifications.
Potential students should be aware that the Academy‚Äôs approach will be founded on practical problem-solving with a focus on engineering with science and that it will be open from 7 30am to 6.30pm with a core learning time from 8.30am until 4.30pm.
How to apply for a place in Year 10
Solihull MBC are the Admissions Authority for the WMG Academy Solihull.¬† However,¬† prospective parents apply for a place at the WMG Academy by applying online at the Local Authority website for the area in which they reside.
Contact details for, Solihull, Warwickshire and Birmingham are as follows:
Metropolitan Borough of Solihull
School Admissions, PO Box 20, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 9QU
Tel: 0121 704 6693 Email:¬†firstname.lastname@example.org
Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire Admissions Service, Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwickshire, CV34 4UL
Tel: 01926 414143 Email:¬†email@example.com¬†¬†
Birmingham Local Authority
Birmingham City Council Directorate for People School Admissions and Pupil Placements Service. PO Box 16513 Birmingham B2 2FF
Tel: 0121 303 1888
As soon as students know the outcome of their application and have accepted a place at the Academy they will be invited to join the networks of students, staff and employers that are used to exchange ideas and¬†discuss key issues relating to the Academy.
Parent(s)/carer(s) will be notified of the outcome of their child‚Äôs application on the National Offer Day ‚Äď1st March.¬†WMG Academy Solihull will publish information about the arrangements for admissions, including¬†over-subscription in its prospectus.
In due course¬†details of open days, evenings and other opportunities for prospective students to visit the WMG Academy Solihull will appear on this website and on our social media feeds. ¬†The WMG Academy will provide information to relevant local authorities for inclusion in their composite admissions prospectuses. ¬†WMG Academy Solihull will consider all applications¬†for places. Where fewer than the published admission number for any relevant year group are received, the ¬†Academy will offer places to all those who have applied.
How to apply for a place¬†in Year 12
The WMG Academy¬†operates a Sixth Form for 160 students in each of Years 12 and 13.
From 2018,¬†preferential places will be available in Year 12 for internal students who meet the minimum academic¬†entry requirements for their chosen programme of study. Remaining places will be offered to any external candidates, on condition that they meet the Academy‚Äôs¬†minimum entry requirements.¬†Applications can be made directly to the Academy Solihull in hard copy or electronically. Application forms are available on the website, in the prospectus or directly from the Academy. ¬†The deadline for Year 12 applications is 31 January 2017. In 2017, all Year 12 places will be allocated to external candidates. Candidates will be notified by 31 March 2017.
Alternatively, to apply for a place in Y12 2017, please download¬†y12-application-form-2017-solihull¬†(Word doc.)
Minimum entry requirements to Year 12
Applicants to Year 12 will be offered courses appropriate to their prior achievement. Applicants must have achieved 5 or more A* –¬†C grade GCSEs including mathematics and English.¬†Any students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) with a statement of SEN or Educational Health Care Plan, where the WMG Academy Solihull is named in the statement and who meet the minimum admission criteria, will be offered a place. Priority will then be given to any looked after or previously looked after children (LAC) who meet the criteria.
After admitting SEN and LAC pupils, should the number of external candidates applying, who have met the minimum entry requirements for the Academy, exceed the number of places available, independently verified random allocation will be used to identify the students who will be offered a place.¬†Applications made after the closing date of 31st
January 2017 will be considered in the order that they are received.