University of Birmingham School

Teacher and students smiling

Thank you for your interest in the University of Birmingham School (‘the School’), planned for opening in 2015. The School aims to transform lives by creating a learning community that will maximise the personal and academic achievement of all of its pupils.  It seeks to bring pupils together from different social and cultural backgrounds, with different abilities, to create an environment that reflects the diversity of Birmingham and provides opportunities for everyone to excel.    

The proposal is for the purpose-built school to be on the University’s Selly Oak site, close to the main Edgbaston campus and a wide range of University facilities. Developed in partnership between the DfE and the University, the proposed building will help to deliver the vision for the School.

You can learn more about the proposals for the School by exploring this website or downloading this leaflet (PDF-304KB). Please note that public consultation on proposals for the School is now closed.  

Update - April 2014

Academic and Admissions Policy Consultation report

The final report of our Academic and Admissions Policy consultation can be accessed by downloading this document (PDF-702KB). The findings and recommendations reflected in the report are being considered by us, and we will share a formal response in due course. Once again, we offer our thanks to all who participated in the public consultation process.

Planning Permission

We are pleased to announce that our planning application for the University of Birmingham School has been approved. Construction can now begin so that we will be ready to open in September 2015. This building is crucial to our vision for the School, to provide opportunities for all to excel within a learning community that reflects Birmingham as a city.

We offer our thanks to all those who participated in the consultation process. The feedback from this was used to develop and to refine our original proposals. Our site and building can be accessed by visiting the Site and Building page. Further details regarding the plans and construction period, including timings, will be available online soon.

Principal appointed

The University of Birmingham and the governors of the University of Birmingham School are delighted to announce the appointment of one of the country’s most outstanding headteachers to its proposed flagship training school.

Michael Roden, Head of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham, will join the University of Birmingham School as Principal in April 2014 in order to prepare for its proposed opening in September 2015.

Learn more about this appointment.