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Harborne Academy is a four form entry with 120 students in each age group from 11-16. It is also the first specialist Health and Science Academy to be formed in Birmingham. Having undergone a major rebuild programme over the last year, the Academy offers a fantastic learning environment with specialist facilities unsurpassed in the region.

The Academy is proud to be part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Group, working in partnership with the College, which has a long history of academic excellence and achievement. We aim to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience during their time at the Academy.

  • We have a strong ethos of developing each individual learners academic and social potential, with increasing success rates and significant achievements that are on or above national benchmarks.
  • A broad curriculum offer that will allow students to discover new aptitudes and which allow them to study subjects of interest to their future career aims.
  • Outstanding academic performance: In 2013, our learners achieved above the floor target set for all schools, 99% of students gained 5 GCSE’s grade A*-C, with some excellent achievements in individual subjects including 100% of pupils gaining grade A-C in Biology and Chemistry.
  • Improving attainment in Year 9 with evidence of accelerated progress in Year 7 for students in our English Plus.
  • State-of-the-art facilities in which students study specialist subjects in an environment specifically designed for the purpose. The Samsung Professional Development Centre which will be online from spring 2014 is a large financial investment by Samsung that gives learner’s the access to cutting-edge technology. Samsung are keen to make this investment as they are committed to making sure all young people have the skills they will need in the future knowledge and technology based economy.
  • Our last Ofsted Inspection found we had many areas of good practice including Behaviour, Attendance, Leadership and Management of the school.
  • We have well established partnerships with employers and the local community, that bring a range of benefits for students at the Academy, such as work experience opportunities and participation in community events.
  • A strong supportive environment in which the pastoral care of each individual is our prime importance.
  • A constantly evolving curriculum, so that all students that progress from the Academy have skills relevant to the future world of work.
  • A happy, safe and welcoming environment – in which you can be confident your child will flourish.

I hope you find the information on our new website helpful but you are very welcome to make a personal visit at one of our open days or by private appointment, so that you can experience what we do and see for yourself how exciting our school truly is.

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The Academy is open for staff and students Wednesday 13/12/17.

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