BOA wins national awards for academic performance. In the top 10% of schools nationally.
BOA has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018. Based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, BOA was found to be one of the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving two awards for attainment and progress.
We already knew we were in the top 5% of Birmingham schools with only academically selective grammar schools achieving higher exam results, but to be in the top 10% of all schools nationally is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all staff.
BOA has also been invited to be a “Leading Edge” school, a national network exclusively for higher performing schools.
A big well done and thank you to students, parents, staff and governors.
Congratulations to Holly Bunkete (Art and Design Year 10) for winning our Christmas card competition this year. Her beautiful photograph was chosen as the basis for our digital and traditional Christmas card designs that will be sent to our sta
The Old Rep are pleased to announce a new Patron for the historic venue: actor, adventurer and raconteur, Brian Blessed OBE. Blessed recently visited the venue 60 years after he first arrived in the city to join the Birmingham Repertory Company. Continuing the theatre’s celebrations of their 105th anniversary, the actor was presented with a dedicated seat plaque honouring his remarkable career and connection with this iconic venue.
During the first week of the year our new Year 10s spent the week in intensive rehearsals with industry professionals from across the arts. On the Friday they took a trip over to our second campus The Old Rep to showcase what they’d been working on.
With just 5 days of rehearsal, our students put on a fantastic show! Take a look at some of the highlights here.
Last term, Year 13 Acting students were invited to the RSC for the next step of their Conference Season. The conference included a Film Showcase workshop, so students spent the day working on short films based on the content from the last three RSC conferences. They had the opportunity to work alongside professional actors, directors and a top 360 Filmmaker to create a film, which will be shared online and screened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in October. During the workshop students had the chance to get to grips with top of the range equipment throughout the workshop, including 360 cameras and Virtual Reality headsets. The students really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to seeing their film being featured on the RSC website.