Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Harborne Academy
Harborne Academy is a co-educational academy school based in Birmingham for students aged 11-18.
The school 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. The school is also a part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Group.
Values and vision
Harborne Academy has a strong ethos of developing each individual pupil’s academic and social potential by helping them to achievements on or above national benchmarks. The school prides itself on what it sees as the outstanding academic performances of its pupils. In 2013, the school’s pupils achieved above the floor target set for all schools, 99% of students gained 5 A*-C GCSE grades, and 100% of students gained a grade A-C in Biology and Chemistry. The school is also proud of the fact that it offers a broad curriculum which it believes will allow students to discover new aptitudes and to study subjects of interest to their future career aims.
“Pupils make good progress in some subjects, including mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils are making good progress and gaps between their attainment and that of others have closed. Most pupils are articulate and self-assured. They are confident and happy to read out loud or contribute to discussions. Pupils feel safe in school. Bullying is rare and pupils trust adults to deal with any that occurs. The curriculum contributes well to pupils’ personal development. The sixth form is improving.”