28 March 2013 - Update
The University is now in the final stages of discussions with the Department for Education (DfE) about plans for the University School and Sixth Form. Once the discussions are concluded, an announcement will be made on the School and Sixth Form’s opening date.
The discussions with the DfE are also impacting upon the release of the draft admissions policy and planned consultation. Again, we will make an announcement as soon as we are able to do so.
Once the discussions have been concluded, we intend to communicate directly with everyone who has registered their interest in the School and Sixth Form as well as updating this website. If you would like to be kept updated and have not already registered your interest, you can do so on the your views page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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The University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form
The University of Birmingham is delighted that its plans to establish a University School and Sixth Form have been approved by the Department for Education. It will provide an excellent academic education for Birmingham's young people and to serve as a centre of teacher education in the region.
The University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form will be a comprehensive co-educational 11-16 school plus a sixth form, taking 150 per year into Year 7 and up to 200 per year into the Sixth Form. It will be located near the University of Birmingham's Edgbaston campus. It will have strong links with the University and reflect its values, including a commitment to academic excellence and to raising aspirations and widening participation in higher education. As such, the emphasis will be on preparing pupils for entrance to selective universities. Our goal is to accept the first intakes into Years 7 and 12 (sixth form) for September 2014.
The School and Sixth Form will have particularly strong ties to the University's School of Education, which has been a leading provider of teacher education for many decades, and which was recently rated “outstanding” in all areas by OfSTED. The University of Birmingham has been invited to make the University School one of the Government's flagship partners in teacher education and it will become one of the first "University Training Schools" in the country.