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“The demands of the 21st century global society on our young people have never been greater than today. Students need to develop the skills of independent thinking and learning during their brief time in the sixth form, to enable them to transition from school to university life, and then beyond into their career.”

They are very keen to learn and to do well.

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Secondary schools have open evenings when anyone is welcome to attend and look around the school.  This is your opportunity to see the school and talk to staff and pupils.  Some schools are also open during the day when you can see the school in action; you should phone the school to find out the time and if you need an appointment.

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Marc Reeves is the editor of the Birmingham Mail and the Birmingham Post, and has worked in regional media in the Midlands and across the UK for more than 30 years.

Developments carried out over recent years include the David Turnbull Music School, the George Hill Building with its new classrooms and the Alan Lee Pavilion.

If you are currently in Year 10 and hoping to apply for September 2017 entry, the dates for open days in the 2016/2017 academic year are as follows:

If your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan (EHCP) the process is different.

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While a pupil at the school Mr Buerk was a member of the Combined Cadet Force and represented the school on the sports field.

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For more information about secondary schools visit our secondary schools page. You will see the schools' contact details and their admission criteria. You should check the admission criteria to see if you need to supply any supplementary information to the school, for example a baptismal certificate. You can ask the school for a prospectus.

If you have not been offered a place at your preferred school(s) you have the right of appeal

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You can work out the priority your child's application will be given and find out if he or she would have been offered a place in previous years.

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You can find out if your child would be entitled to help with transport to and from school if he or she is offered a place.

“Our new centre will reinforce our standing as one of the Midlands’ leading independent schools.

Mr Buerk, who is president of the school’s debating society, will officially unveil the plaque at the official opening on November 12.


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You can visit school open evenings and open days and talk to staff and pupils.

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You will get an email telling you the outcome of your application or you can login to your account or phone us. We will not publish the time that the emails will be sent to avoid the system being overloaded.

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Sophie Baggaley left the College in 2015 to pursue Physiotherapy studies and a football career, after achieving all A and…