University of Birmingham School was inspected on 16 & 17 May 2023 by Ofsted. The report highlighted how the school continues to be a good school (under Section 8 of the Education Act 2005) from its initial inspection in 2018.
The report highlighted how “there is a vibrant and diverse environment, where all pupils are very much valued.” Leaders have “very high aspirations for all pupils. As a result, pupils are gaining an education that prepares them very well for a successful life beyond school.”
They added that “pupils’ wider development is supported exceedingly well. There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities.”
The curriculum at University of Birmingham School was described as “ambitious and interesting,” ensuring all pupils are able to gain a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and understanding, helping them to move on to GCSE and A level courses.
The importance of character education and school virtues was mentioned in the report as something that “supports the development (of pupils) to be responsible citizens and make the right choice, at the right time, for the right reasons. Pupils learn about appropriate healthy relationships and how to keep themselves safe.”
Principal Colin Townsend said: “I am delighted for all members of our School community that the inspectorate has recognised many of the strengths of our School – driven by a dedicated, determined, committed, and caring staff body over recent years – and challenging years at that. The evaluation that all pupils benefit a great deal from coming to our School, in the roundest of sense, I receive with great satisfaction.
Complex organisations, especially ambitious organisations, are always reaching higher, and we shall certainly continue to develop our work so that excellence is secure in all areas moving forward.”