North Birmingham Academy

North Birmingham Academy promotes a culture of excellence, encouraging all to maximise their potential. Students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in a modern building, along with cutting-edge equipment and a wide range of extracurricular resources. The academy also acts as a hub for the local community, opening its extensive facilities to members of the public.

North Birmingham Academy’s vision is for every student to leave the academy as confident, articulate and aspirational individuals, ready to succeed in the modern world. The academy embraces a culture of high expectation, providing close, tailored support to ensure every student achieves to the very best of their ability. With ambitious aims to become one of the highest-achieving schools in Birmingham, the academy offers a high-quality, inspiring education for all.

The academy offers a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum, providing personalised pathways for students to achieve both academic and vocational goals. Specialisms in English and the Arts underpin the academy’s drive for excellence and are embedded throughout the curriculum, supporting the development of key skills including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and innovation. At the same time, the academy is passionate about the continued development of its staff, ensuring students benefit from the very best professional practice.

In 2012, students and staff moved into a state-of-the-art new building with facilities of unrivalled quality. Students have spacious classrooms and exceptional learning resources at their disposal, as well as outstanding sports facilities, which will soon include a full-size 3G playing surface. The facilities are also extremely popular with local residents, who regularly hire the facilities for events, evening classes and sports fixtures.

Extracurricular and enrichment opportunities are frequent and wide-ranging, and include sports teams, lunchtime clubs and dance classes. Regular field trips beyond the academy also serve to deepen students’ understanding of their classroom learning in preparation for important exams and assignments.

As a further means of broadening students’ horizons, the academy has formed close partnerships with a variety of prestigious businesses; including audit company PwC and law firm Pinsent Masons. These links allow students to take part in a range of activities including employability workshops and work experience, enhancing their future job prospects and giving them a clear idea of a viable career path.

With a passion for excellence and a commitment to continued improvement, North Birmingham Academy is anticipating a hugely productive future.

"The children and their well-being are at the forefront of everything the school does. We have a wonderful parent/school relationship. It's an open and friendly atmosphere that involves families and keeps us all working together to get the best out of our children. From coffee mornings, forum meetings, invites to FONBA, with many activity and open evenings. They really do help parents to become included in their child's education".

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North Birmingham Academy