We understand that choosing the right school is an important and sometimes difficult decision, for that reason  we urge all parents and future pupils to visit the school to find out what ACE is all about. Talking to senior staff, teachers, support staff and students; taking part in taster activities, touring the school and observing lessons will give you the chance to see what makes ACE the right choice for your child.


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 offers a rich, vibrant and exciting curriculum for all of our students, which goes well beyond the National Curriculum. The curriculum at ACE is constructed to provide our students with a very sound grasp of literacy and numeracy skills, whilst encouraging creativity, intellectual curiosity and independence. Pupils are taught in classes with an exceptionally low pupil-teacher ratio, where individual needs can be met and where learning is fun. We are proud of our warm, caring environment which enables pupils to have confidence in themselves while supporting each other in a secure, close-knit community. For students who need additional support on first arrival we have an excellent foundation curriculum supported by specialised staff. 

Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at ACE combines the desire for academic success with the creation of confident, self-motivated and independent young people. It provides a wide range of opportunities for all students, whatever their interests, aptitudes and abilities; enabling them to secure their higher education destination of choice, or progress their career aspirations.


You can find a copy of our admission policy here.

You can find a copy of Sandwells admissions policy here.

Application process

As your child is about to transfer to Secondary School, it is important that you have clear up-to- date information about the schools available to you in Sandwell.  The local authority has prepared this booklet (download from the link below)  to show you how to apply for a school place and answer some questions that you may have about the way admissions work.

All Sandwell school applications are now “co-ordinated” with neighbouring Local Authorities. This means that you can apply for a place within the Borough or one which is outside of Sandwell. This is explained in detail later in the booklet.  Please read the information leaflet and your application form very carefully as it may contain answers to questions you have about the admissions process.

You can also view this booklet online at and also make your application online.