Community Support: 

Our school is made up of more than our children. We want all to have the chance to be the best they can be. We understand that somethings need to be put in place so that families can succeed together. We will do our best to support families where we can, or to signpost to helpful organisations. Please contact the office to speak to Mrs Mahal, a font of local knowledge, or see links below.

If you represent a local organisation or community group and would like to share ways in which you can help our families, please contact we look forward to exploring these together. 


Poverty Proofing @ VPA: 

During the 2021 Summer term we have been incredibly fortunate to partner with Sandwell Local Authority and the Charity, Children North East. Over the course of a week ALL children in our school were consulted about what it’s like to be a pupil at Victoria Park Academy, what barriers there are to learning, and which aspects help them to thrive. 

Over 100 parents also provided feedback through surveys and interviews to understand the financial implications of sending children to our school. Our next step was to analyse this and understand the outcomes as a staff team, and to develop a Poverty Proofing Code of Practice. (The finished Poverty Proofing Charter can now be found under the Parent’s Zone page)


Supporting young people and families to get the best from life


Sandwell Family Life is an online directory of services supporting children, young people and families to get the best from life and help children and young people achieve positive outcomes. Sandwell Family Life lists nearly 480 different services which can help you find that little bit of extra help you may have been looking for – all services are local and open to all children and families. Whether you want information about activities, sports and leisure, advice about emotional health and wellbeing, money matters or a new training or work opportunity, Sandwell Family Life will have something near to you.  You can find the information at – give it a try!

Can’t find what you are looking for? Let Angel know at