Welcome from The Executive Principal
A warm welcome to Birmingham Ormiston Academy. 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. BOA is sponsored by Ormiston Trust and Birmingham City University. The academy opened in September 2011 in a brand-new landmark building, located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West Midlands. It has superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities.
BOA is one hundred percent selective based on aptitude within the specialisms and is unique in both its admissions and approach to education. The academy aims to be at the forefront of the development of the arts and creative industries.
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.
Encompassing a full range of vocational, traditional and enrichment courses, our students have the opportunity to individualise their learning pathways. Gaining qualifications accepted by universities or career specific courses related to areas within the creative industry sector. Together with our founding partners, Maverick TV and the BRIT School, we have numerous creative, business and industry partners. They offer high levels of support, investment, expertise and opportunities for both students and the academy.
Although located in the heart of Birmingham, BOA is a regional academy admitting students from Birmingham and the Local Authorities of Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Ten percent of students are also admitted from the wider West Midlands.
This is an exciting time in your life. I hope you will decide to apply to join us and I look forward to meeting you as you make your plans.
Gaynor Cheshire (Executive Principal and CEO)