Skip to content ↓

Our ethos, vision & values

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

The academy seeks to attract students from across a range of backgrounds and academic abilities who are able to demonstrate aptitude in the creative, digital and performing arts.
Specialising in the arts, we will provide a dynamic and personalised learning pathway for each individual. It is our philosophy to unlock each student’s potential. Through our teaching, partnerships, industry links, pastoral care and monitoring we aim to foster ambition and a culture of high expectations and standards.
We aim to maximise the life chances of all our students by providing a stimulating, exciting, challenging, respectful and safe environment where every student is valued, listened to and responded to.
Staff, partners and students operate in an atmosphere which promotes excellence, celebrates success and encourages opportunities for risk taking through which real learning can take place. Students will not only achieve their personal best but exceed all expectations.
Creative teaching, state-of-the-art technologies, imaginative approaches and industry professionals working alongside outstanding teachers makes learning interesting, exciting and effective.
As a regional academy of excellence for the teaching of creative, digital and performing arts, BOA combines the academic and vocational to provide unrivalled opportunities for its students to work alongside industry professionals.
Located at the hub of the creative and digital industries and adjacent to Birmingham City University’s city centre campus, the academy is able to draw on the experience of our education and industry partners. BOA has already developed a range of joint projects and programmes of study with the industries in which students would be likely to find work.

In all aspects of the student experience at BOA we promote the core British Values as defined by Ofsted:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith