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14 - 19 Academies

Admission to 14 - 19 Academies

There are three academies in Birmingham that will admit pupils aged from 14 to 19 years.

Each academy will recruit students at age 14 for admission into Year 10 and again at age 16 into Year 12. Admission will be based on their interest and aptitude in specialist curriculum areas.

The Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) specialises in creative, digital and performing arts. The sponsors are Ormiston Trust and Birmingham City University. The Academy has a range of partners including the BRIT School in Croydon, who will help support them and develop the curriculum.

The Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) specialises in engineering and science. The sponsor is Aston University.

Waverley Studio College prepares students for careers in Health and Social Care, Enterprise and Crafts.

If you wish to apply for a place at any of the 14 - 19 academies or an academy in another local authority for September 2015, you should apply when your child is in Year 9 to the local authority in which you live. If you live in Birmingham you should apply online or complete the Local Authority Preference Form (14 - 19).

In the case of Birmingham Ormiston Academy you will also need to complete the supplementary information form.

You can view further information on the application process for each Academy in Section 4 of the parents' information booklet

14-19 provision in other local authorities

There are two new University Technical Colleges (UTC’s) that are proposed to open in neighbouring local authorities in September 2015

Both UTC’s will give priority to a proportion of pupils living nearest to a nodal point(s) located in the Birmingham area.

Health Futures UTC offers young people across the region aged 14-19 the chance to combine academic education with an opportunity to learn the essential technical and practical skills needed in the health and health sciences industries. The UTC, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and 22 high profile health sector organisations, will be located on the High Street in West Bromwich and will open in September 2015 for up to 300 students across Years 10 and 12.

West Midlands Construction UTC - The Sponsors behind the West Midlands Construction UTC have a strong common vision to provide a robust platform upon which they are establishing and developing a unique regional Construction-focused UTC. The proposal is to create a co-educational UTC catering for 300 14-16 year old students and 300 16-19 year old students, drawn from Birmingham; the Black Country; North Solihull; the south of Staffordshire, including Stafford; and Telford and Wrekin.

For more detailed information on each of the UTC’s you should visit their website.