Though Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves date back to the 14th century or earlier, they were each moved to Bournville in the 20th century, and are operated as a museum.[3]

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Support from Bournville residents has helped Rowheath Pavilion emerge as winners in a competition run by Birmingham based window specialists, Finesse. read more

The ward is served by three councillors, Mary Locke (Labour), Rob Sealey (Conservative) and Timothy Huxtable (Conservative).

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury has a secondary school and sixth form named after her in Bournville. Opened in 1955 located on Woodbrook Road. The school badge shows the Bourne brook flanked by a tree each side.

Carols on the Green is, of course, a magical Bournville tradition stretching back over 60 years. Organised by the local group of Christian churches, the service is always wonderfully led by Canon Peter Babington, the vicar of the Bournville Parish Church. Read more ...

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Originally the area that was to become Bournville consisted of a few scattered farmsteads and cottages, linked by winding country lanes, with the only visual highlight being the Georgian built Bournbrook Hall.

Having taken over their father John Cadbury's expanding business in 1861, the Quakers George and Richard Cadbury needed to move their cocoa and chocolate factory from Bridge Street in central Birmingham to a greenfield site to allow for expansion.

Dame Elizabeth HallFirbank Close (off Oak Tree Lane) Bournville

The Christian organisation behind the running of Rowheath Pavilion have received widespread praise for their handling of a visit by the travelling community to Rowheath playing field. read more

With great pride I share with you some photographs of students working hard during the last lesson of the week last Friday.  Students are focused and engaged as together we aspire to be even b...

Please be advised that the next Parent Forum is on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 6pm.  I do hope you can join us for this event.  For the primary provision we offer you the opportunity to come to talk to us about the start of term and we will share information about the developments going forward.  For the secondary provision...

Staff have worked hard to prepare for the school year, thinking about one of our values "there is dignity in hard work and effort"

The Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, located at Ruskin Hall on Linden Road, has been part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) at Birmingham City University since 1988. It offers undergraduate, foundation and self-development courses.

A concert with duo Ruth Angell and Sid Peacock will take place at Weoley Hill Village Hall on Saturday April 9th. read more

The dark chocolate Bournville Plain is now manufactured in France and sold in the UK.

In 1879, they moved their business to Bournbrook Hall, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the south of Birmingham. The location was chosen as it was regarded as cleaner, healthier and more amenable to longer-term expansion plans. Although rural, it was also already serviced by the new Stirchley Street railway station, which itself was located right next to the canal.

An almost campus feel evolved, with a triangular village green, infant and junior schools, the School of Art and the Day Continuation School (originally intended for young Cadbury employees) and a host of events such as fêtes and Maypole dances. The carillon and a Quaker meeting house are also beside the village green.

In 1900, the Bournville Village Trust was set up to formally control the development of the estate, independently of George Cadbury or the Cadbury company. The trust focused on providing schools, hospitals, museums, public baths and reading rooms. As Bournville is a conservation area, another job of the Bournville Village Trust is to accept or reject plans for building extension and modification.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Park are staging a special 5k charity race in April called the ‘Chocolate 5k’. read more ‘A parent guide to Pokémon Go’

Although Bournville is most famous for its turn-of-the-20th century Cadbury style homes, a significant amount of more modern stock also exists in the area — not all of which was built by Cadbury's. The local authority built several homes around Bournville before and after the Second World War. Bryant Homes built a collection of upmarket and mostly detached houses in the west of Bournville during the 1970s.

Primary schools in the area include Bournville Junior School, Bournville Infant School and St Francis Primary School. St Francis has 243 children on roll and was opened in 1979 and the 26 place nursery was officially opened by Professor Tim Brighouse in November 1998.[6]

Road access into Birmingham City Centre is via either the Bristol Road (A38), served by the 61 (Birmingham to Frankley), 63 (Birmingham to Frankley), 64 (Harborne to Rubery Parkway), 98 (Birmingham to Rubery Great Park) and 144 (Birmingham to Worcester) bus routes, or the Pershore Road (A441), served by the 45 (Birmingham to Longbridge) and 47 (Birmingham to Cofton Hackett) buses. Trams ran on these routes until 1952.

Bournville /ˈbɔːnvɪl/ is a model village on the south side of Birmingham, England, best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate – including a dark chocolate bar branded Bournville. It is also a ward within the council constituency of Selly Oak and home to the Bournville Centre for Visual Arts. Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that it is "one of the nicest places to live in Britain".[2]

He later moved his production into a factory in Bridge Street, and began producing various cocoa and drinking chocolates. Soon after, his brother Benjamin partnered with him to form a company called Cadbury Brothers of Birmingham. Only the wealthy were able to purchase his wares as the production cost was so high, but in 1850, import taxes on cocoa were reduced, making chocolate more affordable for everyone.

Christian churches in Bournville include St Francis of Assisi Church which is also the Anglican parish church. The ward is also served by a joint Church of England and Methodist venture in the church dedicated to Saint Andrew [10] and Oak Tree Church,[11] meeting at Dame Elizabeth Hall. Pavilion Christian Community[12] meets in Rowheath Pavilion.

Cadbury is still one of Birmingham's main employers, making all manner of chocolate products.

Data released by Birmingham City Council reveals that Bournville Ward voted to remain in the European Union in last Thursday’s historic vote. read more


The trust continues to exercise an international influence on housing and town planning generally. Now containing 7,800 homes on 1,000 acres (4 km²) of land with 100 acres (0.4 km²) of parks and open spaces, Bournville remains a popular residential area of Birmingham.

Are Bournville children at risk from bad parking by parents at the school gate? The President of the National Association of Head teachers thinks so and has lashed out at poor school parking. read more

Welcome back! Welcome back to school!  I hope that you have had a great summer but it is wonderful to have the secondary students back with us and we warmly welcome our primary students to our community.  As you are aware, there has been significant activity within the site during the summer break in preparation for the opening of ...

One of our values at Bournville School is, 'there is dignity in hard work and effort'.

Bournville lies on the A4040, the ring road developed in the 1920s and served by the 11A and 11C Birmingham Outer Circle bus routes. The 27 (Hawkesley to Maypole) and 84 (Hawkesley to Queen Elizabeth Hospital) bus services also serve the area.

Good manners – In assemblies this week students have been thinking about how good manners fit into our school values of being dignified.

Cadbury also named their brand of malted drinks Bournvita after Bournville.

The bluebell glades of Stock Wood were said to be a relic of the Forest of Arden and there are Roman remains nearby.

Bournville is served by Bournville railway station on the Cross-City Line to Birmingham New Street, Lichfield and Redditch. While other suburban Birmingham railway stations feature the yellow and green corporate livery of Centro, Bournville railway station is instead painted in Cadbury's purple.