Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

OSCA 6th Form Closure Consultation

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please see attached a consultation on the possible closure of OSCA 6th, which I would welcome you and the students' views on. Although I feel a little bit sad to be consulting on this, as the end of an era is always bittersweet, I feel very optimistic that this is the right recommendation to make. We currently only have 30 students in year 13, and 8 students in year 12, and this is clearly not viable going forward. Fortunately in Sandwell, and in neighbouring authorities, there exists a wealth of very high quality provision. Our small scale centre cannot offer the breadth and depth that they do. We already offer outstanding Information, Advice and Guidance here at OSCA, and will continue to do so to ensure every student makes the right choices for them post 16.

As you know, the last few years have seen OSCA go from strength to strength, and I really want our full focus to be on the journey towards outstanding across years 7 to 11. I think this is the right next move to enable us to do so.

Please note: the current year 12 will continue into year 13 with no changes and no disruption to their studies.

Clearly, your views are very important in the process, so please do take the time to read our rationale, and to complete the consultation form if you would like to opine.

Best wishes,

Marie McMahon

OSCA 6th Form Consultation Document

OSCA 6th Form Consultation Response Form