Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Birmingham

Do you belong to Birmingham, United Kingdom? Are you searching for the list of top-rated secondary schools in Birmingham? Do you want to select the best secondary school for your child? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best secondary schools in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Top-Rated secondary schools in Birmingham

In this post, readers will find the following details – list of best secondary schools in Birmingham, type of the secondary school, city/location of the school & additional information. After going through this post, readers will be able to find an ideal government or non-government secondary school.

Also check –

Best primary schools in Birmingham

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in London

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Manchester

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Liverpool

Top-Rated Secondary Schools in Leeds


Let us check out the list of secondary schools in Birmingham now. Here it is –


List of best secondary schools in Birmingham, UK

Sr NoName of the secondary schoolType of the secondary schoolStreet AddressTown/Location/Area
1Starbank  SchoolCommunity schoolStarbank RoadBirmingham City/Urban
2Hodge Hill Girls’ SchoolCommunity schoolBromford Road
3Kings Heath BoysCommunity schoolChamberlain Road
4Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth FormCommunity schoolBordesley Green Road
5Queensbridge SchoolFoundation schoolQueensbridge Road
6Selly Park  Girls’ SchoolCommunity school5 Selly Park Road
7Turves Green Girls’ SchoolFoundation schoolTurves Green
8Turves Green Boys’ SchoolCommunity schoolTurves Green
9Wheelers Lane Technology CollegeCommunity schoolWheelers Lane
10Hodge Hill CollegeCommunity schoolBromford Road
11Holte SchoolCommunity schoolWheeler Street
12Swanshurst SchoolCommunity schoolBrook Lane
13Moseley School and Sixth FormFoundation schoolWake Green Road
14Balaam Wood SchoolCommunity schoolNew Street
15St Paul’s School for GirlsVoluntary aided schoolVernon Road
16St John Wall Catholic SchoolVoluntary aided schoolOxhill Road
17St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form CentreVoluntary aided schoolSutton Road
18Holy Trinity Catholic SchoolVoluntary aided schoolOakley Road
19Cardinal Wiseman Catholic SchoolVoluntary aided schoolOld Oscott Hill
20Archbishop Ilsley Catholic SchoolVoluntary aided schoolVictoria Road
21Bishop Challoner Catholic CollegeVoluntary aided schoolInstitute Road
22King’s Norton Boys’ SchoolFoundation schoolNorthfield Road
23Colmers School and Sixth Form CollegeFoundation schoolBristol Road South
24Edgbaston High School for GirlsIndependent schoolWestbourne Road
25King Edward’s SchoolIndependent schoolEdgbaston Park Road
26King Edward VI High School for GirlsIndependent schoolEdgbaston Park Road
27Darul Uloom Islamic High SchoolIndependent school521-527 Coventry Road
28Mander Portman Woodward Independent CollegeIndependent school16 – 18 Greenfield Crescent
29Birchfield Independent Girls’ SchoolIndependent school30 Beacon Hill
30Al Huda Girls’ SchoolIndependent school74-76 Washwood Heath Road
31Victoria SchoolCommunity special schoolBell Hill
32Uffculme SchoolCommunity special schoolYew Tree Road
33Baskerville SchoolFoundation special schoolFellows Lane
34Braidwood School for the DeafFoundation special schoolBromford Road
35Selly Oak Trust SchoolFoundation special schoolOak Tree Lane
36Priestley Smith SchoolCommunity special schoolPerry Beeches Campus
37Queensbury SchoolCommunity special schoolWood End Road
38Mayfield SchoolCommunity special schoolWheeler Street
39The Pines Special SchoolFoundation special schoolMarsh Hill
40Fox Hollies SchoolFoundation special schoolHighbury Community Campus
41Oscott Manor SchoolCommunity special school290 Reservoir Road
42Lindsworth SchoolCommunity special schoolMonyhull Hall Road
43South and City College BirminghamFurther education129 Floodgate Street
44Green Oak AcademyIndependent school11 – 15 Woodstock Road
45Hamd House SchoolIndependent school73 Burbidge Road
46Values AcademyOther independent special school15 Key Hill
47Al-Hijrah SchoolVoluntary aided schoolBurbidge Road
48Al-Burhan Grammar SchoolIndependent schoolSpring Road Centre
49Jamia Islamia BirminghamIndependent schoolIslamic College
50Elmhurst Ballet SchoolIndependent school249 Bristol Road
51Spring Hill High SchoolOther independent special schoolC/O 28 Slade Road
52St Paul’s SchoolOther independent special school73 Hertford Street
53Ward End Community CollegeIndependent school962-968 Alum Rock Road
54Archway AcademyIndependent school86 Watery Lane
55Future First Independent SchoolIndependent schoolHockley Port. All Saints Street
56Flexible Learning SchoolIndependent school23 All Saints Road
57TLG North BirminghamIndependent schoolNtcg Handsworth
58Green Heath SchoolIndependent schoolOakwood House
59Heartlands AcademyAcademy sponsor ledGreat Francis Street
60Shenley AcademyAcademy sponsor ledShenley Lane
61Ark St Alban’s AcademyAcademy sponsor ledConybere Street
62North Birmingham AcademyAcademy sponsor led395 College Road
63Al-Noor Girls Secondary SchoolIndependent school21 Shakespeare Street
64Hazrat Khadijatul Kubra Girls SchoolIndependent school18 Dixon Road
65King Edward VI Sheldon Heath AcademyAcademy sponsor ledSheldon Heath Road
66Harborne AcademyAcademy sponsor ledHarborne Road
67Ninestiles, an AcademyAcademy converterHartfield Crescent
68Bartley Green SchoolAcademy converterAdams Hill
69Kings Norton Girls’ SchoolAcademy converterSelly Oak Road
70King Edward VI Lordswood School for GirlsAcademy converterKnightlow Road
71Aston Manor AcademyAcademy converterPhillips Street
72Birmingham Ormiston AcademyAcademy sponsor led1 Grosvenor Street
73Holyhead SchoolAcademy converterMilestone Lane
74King Edward VI Aston SchoolAcademy converterFrederick Road
75King Edward VI Camp Hill School for GirlsAcademy converterVicarage Road
76King Edward VI Camp Hill School for BoysAcademy converterVicarage Road
77King Edward VI Five Ways SchoolAcademy converterScotland Lane
78King Edward VI Handsworth SchoolAcademy converterRose Hill Road
79Hillcrest School and Sixth Form CentreAcademy converterStonehouse Lane
80Ark Kings AcademyAcademy sponsor ledShannon Road
81City United Academy (CUA)Independent school10 Edward Street
82Hall Green SchoolAcademy converterSoutham Road
83Rockwood AcademyAcademy converterNaseby Road
84Stockland Green SchoolAcademy converterSlade Road
85Central AcademyFree schoolsNewhall Street
86Aston University Engineering AcademyUniversity technical college1 Lister Street
87Wilson Stuart SchoolAcademy special converterPerry Common Road
88Nishkam High SchoolFree schoolsGreat King Street North
89George Dixon AcademyAcademy converterPortland Road
90King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ AcademyAcademy converterChurch Lane
91Four Dwellings AcademyAcademy sponsor ledDwellings Lane
92Greenwood AcademyAcademy sponsor ledFarnborough Road
93James Brindley SchoolAcademy special converterBell Barn Road
94R.Y.A.N Education AcademyOther independent special schoolC/O Concord Youth Centre
95Hamstead Hall AcademyAcademy converterCraythorne Avenue
96Waverley Studio CollegeStudio schools470 Belchers Lane
97City Academy BirminghamFree schools23 Langley Walk
98Broadway AcademyAcademy converterThe Broadway
99Washwood Heath AcademyAcademy converterBurney Lane
100Yardleys SchoolAcademy converterReddings Lane
101Ark Boulton AcademyAcademy sponsor ledGolden Hillock Road
102Avecinna AcademyIndependent schoolThe Garrison Centre
103The University of Birmingham SchoolFree schoolsWeoley Park Road
104Jewellery Quarter AcademyFree schoolsSt George’s Court
105Kimichi SchoolIndependent schoolEastbourne House
106Calthorpe AcademyAcademy special converterDarwin Street
107Bournville SchoolAcademy sponsor ledHay Green Lane
108Saltley AcademyAcademy sponsor ledBelchers Lane
109Ark Victoria AcademyFree schoolsTalbot Way
110St Thomas Aquinas Catholic SchoolAcademy converterWychall Lane
111King Solomon International Business SchoolFree schoolsLord Street
112Eden Boys’ School, BirminghamFree schools150 Wellhead Lane
113Oscott AcademyIndependent schoolSt Martins’s Church Centre
114Waverley SchoolAcademy converterYardley Green Road
115Riverside EducationIndependent school2 Riverside Drive
116Cockshut Hill SchoolAcademy sponsor ledCockshut Hill
117Woodbourne Hospital SchoolIndependent schoolPriory Woodbourne Hospital
118Newbury Independent SchoolIndependent schoolUnit 6, Cuckoo Wharf
119Erdington AcademyAcademy sponsor ledKingsbury Road
120Birmingham Independent CollegeIndependent schoolAlbert Hall
121Fortis AcademyAcademy converterAldridge Road
122Dame Elizabeth Cadbury SchoolAcademy converterWoodbrooke Road
123King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for BoysAcademy converterGrove Lane
124Tile Cross AcademyAcademy sponsor ledGressel Lane
125Hallmoor SchoolAcademy special sponsor led50 Scholars Gate
126Small Heath Leadership AcademyAcademy sponsor ledMuntz Street
127Holy Trinity Catholic SchoolAcademy sponsor ledOakley Road
128Central Birmingham Education CentreIndependent schoolGeorge Street West
129Lordswood Boys’ SchoolAcademy converterHagley Road
130Arena AcademyAcademy sponsor ledBeeches Road
131Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham EastFree schools441 Alum Rock Road
132Archbishop Ilsley Catholic SchoolAcademy converterVictoria Road
133Queensbury SchoolAcademy special sponsor ledWood End Road
134Camp Hill EducationIndependent schoolThe Bordesley Centre
135Eden Girls’  Leadership Academy, BirminghamFree schools256 Hob Moor Road
136Orion SchoolIndependent school14246
137King Edward VI Balaam Wood AcademyAcademy sponsor ledNew Street
138V.A.S.E AcademyIndependent schoolOaklands Centre
139St Edmund Campion Catholic SchoolAcademy converterSutton Road
140Starbank SchoolAcademy sponsor ledHob Moor Road
141City AcademyFree schools23 Langley Walk
142Mayfield SchoolAcademy special sponsor ledWheeler Street
143Turves Green Boys’ SchoolAcademy sponsor ledTurves Green
144Prince Albert High SchoolFree schools115 Holford Drive
145Christ Church, Church of England Secondary AcademyFree schools6 Dale View Road
146Myles AcademyOther independent special schoolUnit 7, 3B Business Village
147King Edward VI Northfield School for GirlsAcademy converterTurves Green
148Lea Hall AcademyAcademy special sponsor ledHallmoor Road
149New Horizon AcademyOther independent special school104 & 106 Summer Road
150BOA Digital Technologies AcademyFree schools47 Barrack Street
151King Solomon International Business SchoolFree schoolsRichard Street
152Edgbaston CollegeIndependent school37 George Road
153R.Y.A.N Education Academy Vocational CentreOther independent special school334 Bordesley Green Road
154Q3 Academy Great BarrAcademy sponsor ledWilderness LaneSandwell
155Forest Oak SchoolCommunity special schoolWindward WaySolihull
156Merstone SchoolCommunity special schoolWindward Way
157Grace Academy SolihullAcademy sponsor ledChapelhouse Road
158Park Hall AcademyAcademy sponsor ledWater Orton Road
159John Henry Newman Catholic CollegeAcademy sponsor ledChelmsley Road
160Castlewood SchoolAcademy special sponsor ledLanchester Way
161WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)University technical collegeChelmsley Road
162Smith’s Wood AcademyAcademy sponsor ledWindward Way
163Tudor Grange Academy KingshurstAcademy sponsor ledCooks Lane
164The Coleshill SchoolAcademy converterCoventry RoadWarwickshire
165WoodlandsAcademy special converterPackington Lane
166Waseley Hills High SchoolAcademy converterSchool RoadWorcestershire
167Alvechurch CofE Middle SchoolAcademy converterBirmingham Road


Different types of secondary schools in Birmingham

Broadly speaking, some of the different types of secondary schools in Birmingham include – voluntary aided school, academic converter school, independent school, community school, special school etc. In this post, I’ve covered all these types of secondary schools in Birmingham. The type of the secondary school has been provided against the name of each school.


Factors used to rate the quality of each secondary school

All the schools mentioned in this list are highly-rated by relevant authorities. These schools are trusted and recognized by relevant organizations and governing bodies. Factors such as – student to teacher ratio, safety, amenities, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities, performance of existing students, quality of the teaching staff etc are generally used to rate and evaluate a secondary school.


The secondary schools mentioned in this list are known to fare well in the above-mentioned areas. You may visit the school personally and check the above-mentioned factors/parameters and make sure that the school is a good one.

Arun Kallarackal
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