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Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to read our website. I hope you find the information you are looking for and that you gain a sense of the atmosphere, vision, ethos and aims of BOA.

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is an independent state-funded 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts. 

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Ethos, Vision and Values

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is committed to providing high quality and distinctive education through a specialist curriculum delivered in outstanding facilities.

Student
Opportunities

Work Experience

Work Experience

We run a sructured work experience programme for all students in year 10, and also for those studying the technical subjects at post-16. In addition all our learners are offered extra opportunities to take part in work experiences with our industry partners.
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Community Links

Community Links

BOA is part of our local community. Our facilities are available to be used by individuals, education and community groups through access to our arts facilities. We see our building and facilities as an important local asset, a hub for both local and regional activity, to be widely used during evenings and weekends. We wish to make a significant contribution to the creative, digital and performing arts culture of the region, in terms of both the facilities we make available and the activities, performances and services we can offer. In return students often participate in ventures with local partners.
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Enterprise

Enterprise

As part of their study programme all students have the opportunity to form their own companies, producing and selling a range of products and services. As part of their pathway curriculum all our students are taught the skills they will need in the future to enable them to make a living within their creative specialism.
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Trips

Trips

There are numerous opportunities for students to enrich their learning through educational visits. Each pathway organises a variety of relevant ‘off-site’ experiences that are directly linked to the units that students study.
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Work Experience
Community Links
Enterprise
Trips

Facilities

Results

Exam results at BOA have been consistently excellent and have improved every year.

This summer at Key Stage 4, our students achieved on average a D*D (Distinction Star, Distinction) grade in their pathway, which is equivalent to an A* at GCSE, a massive 94% achieved a Standard Pass (4/C) or better in English, 85% achieved a Standard Pass or better in maths, and 79% left with at least 5 standard GCSE passes including English and Maths!

At Post-16 this year, the average grade on our pathways was D*D*D (Double Distinction Star Distinction), and the average points scored across all post-16 qualifications was 870, equivalent to A*AA at A-Level.

Another brilliant year at BOA.

(Please note this is currently unvalidated data - the 2017 validated results will be published on the new DfE Analyse School Performance website in January 2018)

Our Staff

Outstanding teaching coupled with constant support and guidance underpins the students' personalised learning experiences. The curriculum is designed to develop the specific identified talents, gifts and potential of each student. Performance, production, creativity and excellence will be at the centre of their experiences.

Working in partnership with industry, our programmes of study are delivered by both excellent teachers and skilled professionals. Teaching is of the highest quality and students are able to apply their learning to the world of work.