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Best Free Schools in West Midlands

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      • The Olive School, Birmingham

        The Olive School, Birmingham is an outstanding primary school with a diverse and engaging curriculum. With consistently high-quality teaching and a focus on personal development, it offers excellent opportunities for student welfare. The school has a strong early years provision and boasts high attainment levels in key stage 1, making it an ideal choice for parents who value academic excellence and a nurturing environment.
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      • Nishkam Primary School Wolverhampton

        Nishkam Primary School Wolverhampton is a multi-faith, co-ed primary school founded in 2013. With a student-teacher ratio of 23:1 and a focus on personal development and welfare, the school aims to improve academic performance and aspirations of local youth. The school provides a supportive environment for students with SEN support and offers a good early years provision.
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      • Sidney Stringer Primary Academy

        Sidney Stringer Primary Academy is an outstanding school located in Coventry. With a strong and ambitious leadership, the school offers an exciting and rich curriculum that ensures excellent progress for all students. The exemplary behavior and respectful relationships create a safe and inclusive environment for learning. The school also prioritizes the needs of disadvantaged pupils, providing well-directed pupil premium funding to support their education. With a culture of self-reflection and continuous improvement, Sidney Stringer Primary Academy is dedicated to providing the best education for every child.
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      • Eden Girls' School Coventry

        Eden Girls' School Coventry is an outstanding secondary school for girls, founded in 2014. With a student-teacher ratio of 21:1 and a focus on high expectations and challenge, the school provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to excel. The school's excellent academic achievements, including an A+ grade in academics, ensure that students receive a quality education. With a strong emphasis on preparing pupils for life in modern Britain and promoting social responsibility, Eden Girls' School Coventry equips students with the skills and values necessary for success in their chosen industries and as compassionate leaders.
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      • Eden Boys' School, Birmingham

        Eden Boys' School, Birmingham is an outstanding secondary school with a Muslim faith. With an overall grade of A, the school excels in academics, teaching, and student outcomes. It offers a safe and inclusive environment where pupils receive excellent support for their SEN needs. The school promotes social responsibility and aims to develop well-educated and well-rounded British citizens. With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, individual attention is given to each student. The school also boasts a rich array of extra-curricular activities and has achieved impressive exam results, with 85% of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs.
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      • Nishkam High School

        Nishkam High School is an outstanding Sikh secondary school located in Birmingham. With an exceptional student achievement record and consistently good or outstanding teaching, parents can trust that their children will receive high-quality education. The school promotes spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, and has outstanding leadership and management. With a student teacher ratio of 16:1, Nishkam High School offers a supportive and nurturing environment for students to thrive.
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      • Continu Plus Academy

        Continu Plus Academy is an outstanding secondary school in Stourport-on-Severn, West Midlands. With a student body of 33, our dedicated staff create a caring and supportive environment for pupils aged 11-17. We have a strong focus on personal development, high expectations, and successful transition to employment or further education.
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      • Ark Victoria Academy

        Ark Victoria Academy is an all-through school in Birmingham, providing education for students aged 3-18. With a student-teacher ratio of 21:1 and a strong focus on teaching and learning, the school offers a supportive and inclusive environment. The academy has received a good rating from Ofsted, highlighting its effective leadership, quality teaching, and positive outcomes for pupils. Offering a comprehensive curriculum and dedicated staff, Ark Victoria Academy is committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential.
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      • Nishkam Primary School Birmingham

        Nishkam Primary School Birmingham is an outstanding Sikh co-ed school in Handsworth, Birmingham. Led by Mrs Deborah Westwood, the school delivers excellent education with a student-teacher ratio of 25:1. With outstanding Ofsted ratings and high academic achievements, Nishkam provides a safe and nurturing environment for children aged 4-11 to excel academically. The school's commitment to community well-being and regeneration sets it apart, making it an ideal choice for parents seeking quality education rooted in spirituality and service.
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      • The University of Birmingham School

        The University of Birmingham School is a co-ed secondary school in Birmingham, West Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and a commitment to inclusivity and integration of disabled pupils, the school provides effective support and challenge to its students. It promotes British values, personal development, and high levels of safety. The school achieved good overall effectiveness and outcomes for pupils, with improving results in Year 13. However, there are some inconsistencies in teaching quality and uneven outcomes for disadvantaged and SEN/D pupils.
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      • Thomas Telford University Technical College

        Thomas Telford University Technical College is a secondary school located in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, the school provides a supportive and engaging learning environment. The school focuses on offering a distinctive curriculum with strong employer contributions, ensuring students develop key employability skills. The school has received a Good rating from Ofsted, highlighting the rapid improvements in behaviour, attendance, teaching, and student progress. Thomas Telford UTC equips students with the qualifications, abilities, and work ethics needed for successful careers in the construction, built environment, and IT industries.
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      • Finham Park 2

        Finham Park 2 is a secondary school located in Coventry, West Midlands. With a student teacher ratio of 14:1 and a focus on high expectations, the school offers a broad curriculum and promotes British values. It has consistently received good ratings from Ofsted and aims to provide all students with the best qualifications and opportunities in life.
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      • St Mary's Primary School, Dilwyn

        St Mary's Primary School, Dilwyn is a Church of England primary school located in Dilwyn, West Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 14:1 and a small school size of 70, our dedicated teachers provide personalized attention to ensure the best learning experience for children aged 4-11. Our outstanding early years provision and high-quality teaching contribute to good outcomes for pupils. We prioritize personal development, behavior, and welfare, while maintaining a safe and inclusive environment. With excellent exam results and a strong focus on academic performance, St Mary's Primary School is a great choice for parents seeking a nurturing and academically focused primary education.
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      • The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton

        The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton is a secondary school with a strong focus on academic progress and personal development. Led by Mrs Anita Kaur Notta, the school provides a safe and nurturing environment for its diverse student body. With a student-teacher ratio of 16:1, pupils receive individualized attention and support. The school offers a varied and interesting curriculum, ensuring that students have access to a well-rounded education. With consistently good teaching, pupils are able to make strong progress. The school promotes excellent behavior and fosters a culture of respect and discipline. While the school has seen some turnover in senior staff, it remains committed to providing a high-quality education. Although there are areas for improvement, such as consistently developing modulations and addressing above-average absences among disadvantaged and White British pupils, the school's overall effectiveness has been rated as good by Ofsted. With a focus on student welfare and positive outcomes, The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton strives to prepare students for success in their future endeavors.
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      • WMG Academy for Young Engineers

        WMG Academy for Young Engineers is a secondary school located in Coventry, West Midlands. With a focus on engineering, the school offers a unique learning environment for students aged 14-19. Led by Mr Stewart Tait, the academy has a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, ensuring personalized attention. The school has excellent overall effectiveness, offering good quality teaching, learning, and assessment. With a commitment to personal development and welfare, the academy provides a safe and supportive environment for students. With impressive exam results and opportunities for sixth form study, WMG Academy equips students with the skills needed for a successful future in engineering and beyond.
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      • The Royal School, Wolverhampton

        The Royal School, Wolverhampton is a co-educational boarding school offering high standards of education and a broad range of additional activities. With a strong emphasis on academic progress and effective teaching, the school provides a good start for students in early years and prepares them well for life after school in the sixth form. The school maintains a distinctive ethos and offers a safe and nurturing environment for students. Although there are areas for improvement, such as minority weaker teaching and better use of pupil information in lesson planning, the school overall demonstrates good outcomes for pupils. Exam results show good achievement across key stages, with average scores above national averages and a significant percentage of students achieving higher standards. The Royal School, Wolverhampton is committed to providing a positive and enriching educational experience for its students.
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      • WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)

        WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) is a secondary school located in Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands. With a strong leadership and business-driven ethos, the academy focuses on preparing students for future employment in engineering fields. Pupils make strong progress and are well-prepared for their future careers, thanks to a highly effective curriculum and pastoral care. The academy also offers a robust sixth-form provision and has been praised for its action to improve teaching. While some areas, such as mathematics and challenging work for the most-able pupils, need improvement, the overall effectiveness of the academy is rated as good by Ofsted.
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      • The JCB Academy

        The JCB Academy is a secondary school that provides a top-notch education with a focus on engineering and vocational skills. With excellent vocational facilities and strong progress in key subjects, students at The JCB Academy receive a high-quality education. The school also offers effective safeguarding measures, highly effective careers advice, and guidance. However, there is room for improvement in sixth form attainment, particularly in mathematics. Overall, The JCB Academy is a good school that prepares students for future engineering careers.
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      • Waverley Studio College

        Waverley Studio College is a secondary school located in Birmingham, West Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 9:1 and a focus on preparing students for careers in Health, Creative Technology, and Enterprise, Waverley provides a supportive and applied learning environment. The school offers industry experience, personalized guidance from Learning Coaches, and opportunities for students to excel in their chosen fields. With an overall grade of Good from Ofsted and a commitment to personal development and welfare, Waverley Studio College prioritizes the success and well-being of its students.
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      • Jewellery Quarter Academy

        Jewellery Quarter Academy is a secondary school in Birmingham, West Midlands. With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, our dedicated staff ensures individualized attention and a high standard of education. Our Good Ofsted rating reflects the quality of education, behavior, and personal development. We offer a range of extracurricular activities, opportunities for awards, and a focus on respect and excellence. Our diverse and vibrant community supports the cultural development of our students.
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