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School profile

Oldbury Academy

Oldbury Academy is a happy and vibrant school where we aim to provide an excellent education for all pupils living in the local community. We have a friendly, committed and caring staff, all of whom endeavour to provide the finest educational support and a wide range of exciting opportunities for every child.

The school is an 11-16 mixed academy with approximately 1400 pupils. Oldbury Academy is an Ofsted-rated Good school.

For more information about the school, please visit our website at

About our school experience

We offer full or half-day experiences matched to the subject (or subjects) that candidates are interested in potentially teaching. Opportunities to interact with pupils, see how specific subjects are taught, and to learn about the teacher training process are all provided.
Start and finish times
08:15 to 15:30 - Flexible

We offer full or half-day experiences.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

Oldbury Academy forms part of Stour Vale, the University of Worcester's regional teacher training Hub. We offer a variety of PGCE courses for both Primary and Secondary and work with a wide range of partnership schools spread across Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, and part of South Shropshire and North Worcestershire For further information, please visit our website:

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • They must live within 12 miles of the school
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Pound Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8NE
Map showing Oldbury Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

We have a large visitor car park which can be accessed from Pound Lane.

Pound Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8NE
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education