Burton's Way, Smith's Wood, Birmingham B36 0SZ
10 reasons to choose Smith's Wood Primary Academy
Smith’s Wood Primary Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Birmingham and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 3 miles.
Smith’s Wood Primary Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. It is a Single Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Smith’s Wood Primary Academy has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Smith’s Wood Primary Academy ranks in the top 11% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 30% of schools.
The Smith's Wood Primary Academy curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 4 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for computing and sport.
Sport at Smith's Wood Primary Academy
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award and Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark with Distinction.
The Arts at Smith's Wood Primary Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 5.15pm.
Find another school near Smith's Wood Primary Academy
Kimichi School (6.2 miles); Highclare School (6.2 miles).
John Henry Newman Catholic College (2.4 miles); Waverley School (5.3 miles); Starbank School (5.6 miles).