Smith’s Wood is an Academy and is part of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust (FMAT). It caters for students from the ages of 11 to 16 years of age. Our published admissions number for students is 210.

Our admission arrangements can be accessed here.

To apply for a place at the academy, an application must be made using the admission service provided by Solihull Local Authority. Apply via the Solihill MBC website.

Please inform us if you are considering an application for a place at Smith’s Wood.  We would be delighted to give you and your child a tour of the academy and answer any questions you may have. Our academy prospectus gives you a flavour of what life is like at Smith’s Wood Academy.

Our Prospectus

In-year admissions

Smith’s Wood Academy has committed to follow the Solihull Local Authority co-ordinated admission arrangements for all year groups. Further information can be found on the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council website.

You can apply for a place for your child at Smith’s Wood Academy at any time during the academic year.  To apply for a school place outside of the usual admissions round you should contact Solihull Local Authority admissions team who will process your application.

If there are no spaces available at the time of your application, your child’s name will be added to a waiting list for the relevant year group. When a space becomes available it will be filled by one of the students on the waiting list, in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed our ‘admission arrangements.’


If you are not offered a place at this school you have the right of appeal against the decision not to allocate a place to your child.  Appeals are heard by an independent panel.  You can get an appeal form from Solihull Council website

Your appeal will be heard within the following timetable:

  Deadline for receipt of your written appeal: Your appeal will be heard by:
Secondary places for children starting in September 2021 29 March 2021 Depending on Covid-19 restrictions your appeal will be heard as soon as reasonably practical.  We aim to hear all appeals submitted by the deadline before 21 July 2021
Change of school (application at any time other than normal intake) 20 school days after your outcome letter 30 school days after your appeal form has been received or as soon as reasonably practical
Appeals received after the deadline will be heard within the schedule, if possible. However, if the form is received in late June the appeal may not be heard until after the school summer holidays.  Appeals are not heard during the school holidays.