Our Story

Rethinking education,
helping tomorrow’s citizens flourish

Together, we’re pioneering a comprehensive school and sixth form for a truly diverse and inclusive student community that creates great citizens.

We’re proud to welcome 11 – 18 year olds from all across Birmingham through our doors to be part of our state-of-the-art school, and give them the opportunity to develop great character and achieve academic success in a thriving community – without limits.

Our partnership with the University of Birmingham, gives our students and our teachers unrivalled access to their world-class resources, research and people. This partnership makes us the UK’s first secondary University Training School and gives us endless opportunities to collaborate, learn and grow as a school that will forever put education, safety and wellbeing first.

Our diverse curriculum is supported by a school-wide enrichment programme and extended school day that ensures all students have the opportunity to explore their passions and develop as well-rounded citizens with great character.

By balancing character development with academic success, we’re creating better citizens, better communities, and a better world.

Rethinking education, helping tomorrow’s citizens flourish.

What makes us Unique?

The UK’s first secondary University Training School: To create a school of the future, we need to create teachers of the future. By drawing upon our close links to the University of Birmingham, we provide unrivalled teacher training resources, expertise and opportunities.

Linked with the University of Birmingham: Since 1900, the University of Birmingham has been pushing the frontiers of understanding, and being linked to their resources, research and people gives us endless opportunities to collaborate, learn and grow as a school.

Developing an effective approach for character education: Our core purpose is to build a school that creates better citizens. To do this our school gives students from all background s the space, opportunity and understanding to practice good character every single day. By balancing character education with academic education, we’re creating better citizens, better communities, and a better world.

School-wide enrichment programme: As humans, we learn and grow from new experiences. To ensure all of our students and teachers have access to the widest range of learning opportunities, we use an extended school day to deliver a school-wide enrichment programme. This gives everyone the chance to experience something meaningful, regardless of where they’re from or their socioeconomic status.

A school for everyone: By drawing upon our links with the University, the latest research, best practices throughout history, and our own experience as educators we’re building a school of the future. One that ensures students from all walks of life experience the benefits of being part of a community of shared values and then go on to make a real difference in people’s lives.