• Transforming Lives
  • A school for Birmingham


Welcome to our School

It is a great privilege to have been appointed as the first Principal of the University of Birmingham School and I hope that you are as excited as I am about our future as you find out more about our School.

I was the first in our family to go University and, inspired by my own wonderful teachers, I have enjoyed a long career in some of the country’s best schools. I always said it would have to be something really special to make me move – and this school is just that.

We are delighted to have welcomed our first two cohorts of Year 7 pupils, Sixth Form students and teachers because, as the first secondary University Training School, we are creating history.

At the University of Birmingham School we aim to raise our students’ aspirations and to maximise their potential by accessing the widest possible range of educational opportunities. We do this by offering, in an extended school day, a broad and balanced academic curriculum, by supporting the development of well-rounded people of strong character in a diverse and truly comprehensive student body, who have access to world-class facilities, resources and expertise through close links with the University community.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2017 and beyond.

Mike Roden
Principal, University of Birmingham School


26 April 2017

All members of the University of Birmingham School community are deeply saddened by the recent death of one of our Year 8 pupils, Elfreda Boyd. We are in contact with the family and are waiting to be guided by them about how we can best support them over the coming weeks and months.

On Monday, we shared this news with our pupils, students and staff, and specialist support is available should they feel they need it.

We want to remember Elfreda’s courage, determination and positive attitude to life, and the contributions she made to our school community. Our thoughts are with Elfreda’s family and friends.

M Roden
Principal, University of Birmingham School

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