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 - November 2013
As you may be aware, the University conducted a public consultation programme over the summer, including on the proposed admissions policy, outline curriculum, vision and pre-planning submission site and building plans.
The feedback received on the pre-application site and building plans was used to inform further development and refinement of the proposals ahead of the planning submission. We are now pleased to confirm that the planning application for the School has been made to Birmingham City Council. You can learn more about the site and building proposals, plus the planning application, by visiting the Site and Building page.
Drop-in feedback sessions
The University is holding two public drop-in sessions at the Orchard Learning Resource Centre (OLRC), Selly Oak, to update local residents and other interested parties on the findings from the pre-application consultation and the University’s response to these findings, plus will provide an update on the planning application itself, including the transport assessment. Please note that these sessions are not part of the formal consultation on the planning application; if you have comments on the planning application itself, these should be directed to Birmingham City Council.
To learn more please visit the Drop-in feedback sessions page.