Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)
Birmingham Ormiston Academy is an independent, state-funded, high performing 14-19 academy specialising in creative, digital and performing arts. The brand new landmark building, located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands, opened September 2011. It has superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities. BOA is 100% selective, based on aptitude, and as a result, it is unique in its admissions criteria.
Whilst students have talent in their chosen pathway subjects, there is a full range of academic ability. Alongside their vocational courses, students in Year 10 and 11 study an additional eight GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science. In Year 12 and 13 students can opt to study one or two additional A Levels.
Values and Vision
Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a place of high aspiration and expectation for its staff and students. It is dedicated to providing a high quality of education to its students to help them grow into confident young adults, assisted by a strong and diverse curriculum and the best facilities possible. There is a clear focus on standards and student behaviour is outstanding. BOA aims to be at the forefront of accreditation and curriculum innovation.
“Senior leaders, governors and sponsors are highly effective. They provide students with a curriculum that is innovative, exciting and dynamic. [Students and their behaviour] are a credit to their academy. Their highly positive attitudes make the academy a safe, friendly and harmonious place. There is a strong culture for learning, and students value the experiences the academy provides. Staff know all the students well and they provide highly effective support to help them to be successful.”