Academy Organisation


Excellent features include:

Electronic Whiteboard Technology Sports Hall and Fitness Suite
Library and Information Technology Centres Floodlit 3G Pitch and Athletics Track
Theatre with tiered seating Floodlit Playing Fields
Dance/Drama Studio with sprung floor Closed Circuit TV
Sound/Video recording Studio Restaurant

Timing of Academy Day

Monday to Friday

Students Arrive 7:45am - 8:20am
Students in 1a Venues 8:20am - 8:30am
Session 1a 8:30am - 10:05am
  (Includes 15 minute breakfast )
Session 1b 10:05am - 11:20am
Personal Tutorial 11:20am - 11:55am
Session 2a 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  (Includes 40 minute lunch)
Session 2b 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Students Depart/Session 3 Break 3:20pm - 3:40pm

Tuesday to Thursday ONLY

Session 3 Break 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Session 3 3:40pm - 4:50pm
Students Depart 4:50pm - 5:00pm

To ensure their safety, students are not permitted to leave the Academy premises at break time.


ALL food and drink must be consumed in the Restaurant.

Academy Provision

Academy provides breakfast and lunch in the Restaurant. Breakfast costs should work out between £2.00 and £2.50. Lunch menus will offer variety, including Halal and a vegetarian alternative. Lunch costs should be between £2.80 and £4.00. All food will be freshly prepared each day.

A selection of fresh fruit, cakes and yoghurts will be available. The Academy suggests £3.50 for lunch and an optional £2.00 for Breakfast as a suitable daily allowance. Hot drinks are available from vending machines at a reasonable cost. Water can be obtained free of charge.

We always aim to keep the price of ‘healthy option’ items, ie vegetables, salad and fruit, as low as possible to encourage the students to eat a balanced diet.

Please note that Sandwell Academy operates a "Cashless System" and requires parents to use "Parent Pay" to place money on an account so students can purchase food via the use of a biometric reading of your child's finger print.

Packed Lunches

All students are welcome to bring their own packed lunches to the Academy and will join the other students in the Restaurant.


Families qualifying for financial support with meals will receive the equivalent of £3.50 per day. This should be used to obtain lunch. Students do not need to identify themselves when passing through the till as this will be done automatically via the cashless system. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality. Students who require breakfast should bring the required amount of money.

Parent Pay At Sandwell Academy

To log into Parent pay, please use this link.


When Academy trips and visits are to take place parents will receive appropriate information concerning meals prior to the visit or trip taking place.