University of Birmingham School

Teacher and students smiling


In September 2015 the University of Birmingham School will open to form an exciting new addition to education in Birmingham. At the University of Birmingham School we aim to transform lives by creating a learning community that will utilise the wonderful facilities of a new building and exploit its close association with the University to provide an unrivalled educational experience for all of its pupils. The School, which will be free to attend, seeks to bring pupils together from different social and cultural backgrounds to create an environment that reflects the diversity of Birmingham and provides opportunities for everyone to excel.

The School will focus on character development, provide engaging and challenging teaching and learning designed to meet the needs of the individual and thought its extended school day ensure the students enjoy an extensive programme of extra-curricular opportunities, all connected to the University of Birmingham which was named the University of the Year 2013-14.

Mike Roden, University of Birmingham School Principal
"Don’t feel this school isn’t for you, no matter what your background. I come from a modest background and I feel so fortunate to be the first Principal. If it’s the school for me, it’s got to be the school for you. The value of an education is not how much money you earn; it’s what impact you make on the lives of others. I really believe that. These pupils will be creating history." (Birmingham Post, 26 March 2014)

Learn more by exploring this website; you can see what information events are coming up and register to receive email updates.

Update - June 2014

What's on? Meet the Principal and learn more about the school.

Registration has now closed for the July information events. We are sorry if you did not secure a place. Please register your details to get updates for the autumn events.

Autumn events

In the autumn, we will be holding a number of events for prospective parents and pupils to meet the Principal and learn about plans for the school, including curriculum and the school building.

There will be events for Year 7 entry held at the University of Birmingham Selly Oak site as well as at locations near the admissions nodes across the city. Events for Year 12 entry will be held at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus.

Further details will be provided soon - keep an eye on the 'What's on' page or register for further updates. 

2015 Admissions Policy

The approved 2015 Admissions Policy (PDF - 196KB) is now available. We took on-board feedback received from the admissions consultation and made some amendments to the policy, including making it easier to read and understand. Please see the detailed policy for full details.

You can also look at Birmingham City Council's information on Secondary School transfer and apply online for your preferred schools, including the University of Birmingham School. Please see for more information and detail on how to complete your preference form.