Welcome to Smestow Academy

Mr I Chamberlain | Headteacher

At Smestow academy we are committed to supporting every child to achieve their fullest potential.  We aim to provide the best educational experience we can for our pupils by operating the simple mantra of ‘what we would want for our own families, is what we want for every child at Smestow’.

We aim for every child to be the best version of themselves and strive to improve every day by focusing on learning and improving. We have high expectations and support and teach pupils to reach them. We expect pupils to show manners and respect to each other and to their teachers, and we do not tolerate any pupil stealing the learning of others. If pupils do not meet expectations they are sanctioned and are expected to reflect on how they could do things differently next time.

My dedicated staff and I pledge to work together with all our parents to enable all of our pupils to become happy, confident and motivated learners. This will be built upon developing positive relationships and upholding the school’s values. We want pupils to be focussed on shaping their own futures with the ultimate aim of accessing the best university courses, most sought after apprenticeships or entering employment with high quality training.

Values - 3

Smestow Academy joined the Matrix Academy Trust in January 2023. 

We have:

A shared belief that no child should fail.

A commitment to improving life chances of all pupils through outstanding teaching.

A belief that deprivation is not an excuse for underachievement.

The belief that the sharing of ideas will result in improved pupil achievement.

Opportunities for staff to coach and support each other through enhanced CPD.

Financial benefits with increased economies of scale.

New technologies used to develop innovative learning techniques to raise pupil achievement.

The ability to create leaders of the future, in staff and pupils.


For further information on the Trust can be found on their website www.matrixacademytrust.co.uk


Performance Tables

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