11-16 School

The University of Birmingham School is a mixed ability, co-educational, state school, admitting pupils regardless of religious affiliation, ability, disability, or social and financial background. There are no entrance exams for admission to Year 7 and the School is free to attend. Our aspiration is to serve pupils from across Birmingham.

Our curriculum focuses on traditional academic subjects based around the national curriculum. Pupils study a broad range of academic subjects, including the full range of sciences and a language at GCSE. We have a high standard of teaching and specialist facilities throughout, with a particular focus on ensuring excellence in Sciences and Mathematics. In our first two years, we have recruited a team of teachers of the highest calibre, with significant experience in the classroom and with Master’s degrees or higher qualifications. Our teachers are skilled as leaders, mentors and trainers, and this standard will continue into the next three years of recruitment to the School staff.

We champion personal growth, and with a focus on strong discipline and an emphasis on character-building, we aim to provide outstanding support to each pupil as an individual. Character Education is embedded in the curriculum, with specific pastoral time timetabled each day, and weekly enrichment activities, and permeates our approach to teaching. In addition, a range of additional activities, including after-school sports are provided. Pupils have access to some of the state of the art facilities and resources of the University of Birmingham to support and facilitate their learning, including the Barber Institute of Fine Art and the Bramall Music Building.

Year 7 applications are made through Birmingham City Council and you can find out more about how to apply on our admissions pages

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