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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 2016, 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