Places are offered to students on the basis of admissions criteria centrally laid down for Birmingham Local Authority schools. Please use the following link to access the full range of information available regarding school admissions in Birmingham.
We expect all parents and visitors to follow the signing in procedure via the front reception desk except for special events such as parents’ evenings which have a separate signing in procedure. All visitors to the school are expected to wear ‘visitor’ labels at all times whilst on the premises. They are to be handed in when signing out.
All members of staff must wear official identification passes in full view using lanyards distributed by the school.
Health and Safety
We take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously. The School’s health and safety responsibilities derive from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the associated Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The legislation is based on the duty to assess and manage risk and is usually enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The Governing Body, will so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that all activities under its control are carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, relevant regulations, approved codes of practice, guidance notes, the Health and Safety Policy of Birmingham City Council and with due regard to advice and information provided by the Authority's advisors.
We therefore, will do what is reasonably practicable to exceed the minimum requirements within the resources that are available. The Governing Body, Head teacher or relevant delegated committee will also ensure that systems are in place that allow the school to maintain, monitor and, where necessary, carry out risk assessments, which will allow it to improve its safety performance.
In return, the Governing Body expects staff, students, visitors and those using the school premises to adhere to the principles of this policy and assist those responsible in carrying out their obligations as required.
In some circumstances (if a student fails to attend an exam, or chooses to sit additional entries for example), pro rata charges may be levied. Examination entry may be withheld for pupils who fail to attend lessons without a good reason.
Breakfast and lunch can be purchased in the school canteen. The service is currently provided in-house.
Complaints and concerns
Parents/Guardian may contact the school at any time about matters which concern them. We will always investigate any complaint speedily, efficiently, fully and fairly and an initial response will usually be given within 24 hours.
Complaints should be addressed to the member of staff best placed to respond. Our receptionists will help to put you in touch with the right person.
Our Complaints Procedure explains the process of making a complaint.