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About the Academy

Broadway School opened in September 1972 with 760 students on roll. It has gradually expanded over the years, and we now have approximately 1,300 students enrolled between the ages of 11 and 19.

The school has a Sixth Form of about 150 students. The school, which underwent a £21milllion rebuild in 2011, is situated on The Broadway, Perry Barr.

We converted to an Academy in September 2013.


Broadway Values

Our aim is to make sure students are safe, happy and love learning. We want all students to develop their character throughout their time at Broadway. Our curriculum is tailored to the community and designed to enable all students to maximise their academic potential so that they can flourish at school and throughout their lives as proactive British Citizens.

Our values underpin everything that we do:

Integrity, Respect, Optimism, Responsibility, Appreciation, Aspiration, Generosity and Inclusivity

We ensure that all students have a good understanding of the values through weekly values sessions in form time and regular assemblies.

Broadway Academy’s values focus has led to our working nationally on the interrelated issues of British Values, School Values and Communities against Extremism.

We also want our staff to be excellent role models for students in their appearance and behaviours, in what they say and how they live the Academy values. Our values shape a set of core behaviours for school staff and leaders.

“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders put safeguarding at the heart of everything they do.” OFSTED November 2019


Our vision is to give each of our students the best possible future and our curriculum is at the heart of this ambition. The curriculum at Broadway provides all students with a broad and rich experience. At its centre is the EBacc: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and MFL.

We introduce students to the best that has been thought , written and spoken and help to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. Our subject leaders have constructed a curriculum that is carefully planned to build the right knowledge and skills, not just to pass exams, but so that our students will  remember important texts, people and skills throughout their lives.

We know that an exceptional curriculum also includes the arts and staying physically fit. This is why Broadway students study Art, Drama, Music, Information Technology, Design Technology and PE. Good physical health is linked to good mental health, so we make sure our students have time and opportunities for physical activities.

Our curriculum is designed to inspire and challenge, to promote academic rigour along with health and fitness, to develop leadership skills and develop our students into well rounded citizens. The School Values and British Values are a central part of everything that we do at Broadway. These are developed through our Personal Development Programme, along which includes work related learning, enrichment and extra-curricular activities.


During Key Stage 3 (years 7- 9), Broadway pupils follow the National Curriculum programme of study and then take options.


During years 10 and 11, we offer a wide range of level 2 courses in all KS3 subjects plus Health and Social Care and Business Studies. There is the opportunity for a small number of students to take level 1 qualifications. Our curriculum offers pathways for all students, including those with SEN/D, on whom we have a strong focus, to ensure that they receive their curriculum entitlement and achieve good outcomes.


Our exciting and ever-expanding Key Stage 5 offer now includes opportunities to study Law, Criminology, Psychology and Sociology as well as enrichment opportunities in the form of basketball, football and cricket academies which give specialist coaching to students. We have increasing numbers of external students and there is flexibility and free choice from an ever-increasing range of academic and vocational subjects. Furthermore, we are working with Radley College so that the brightest students are challenged to achieve the top A Level grades and apply to the top universities.

The Sixth Form also provides excellent careers advice, support, and practical opportunities so that our students are prepared for the next stage of their education or training.

Careers Education, Information and Guidance

We have been awarded the National Quality in Careers Gold standard award for our commitment to high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes. We know that high quality careers guidance and advice make a major contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and informed choices as learners and workers.

“In my 27 years of working with ‘careers’ related standards, this is one of the best schools I have had the pleasure to assess in terms of your provision.” National quality in careers standards assessor 2020

Extra Curricular

We are proud of our stunning co-curricular offer which extends learning beyond the classroom, giving students a broader educational experience and supporting the development of character and independence.  Our students benefit from an extensive range of local, national and international visits to places of historical, geographical and cultural interest.

“Many pupils have the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Leaders provide a range of events including visits to theatre companies and trips abroad. They ensure that no child, regardless of their background, should miss out. Many pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and value this experience. Leaders also provide valuable opportunities for pupils to broaden their understanding of diversity within society. They do this by organising activities around culture and religion, for example with visits to cathedrals and mosques. “ OFSTED Report 5-6 Nov 2019

Outdoor Education

Broadway Academy are delighted to have secured a 5-year lease from Top Barn Trust for a campsite and lake at Island Pool in Worcestershire to develop Outdoor Education at the Academy. This, alongside the development of a working farm at the same location, offers our students extensive opportunities to experience raft building, kayaking, hill walking, forest school and bush craft, fishing, wild swimming and canoeing.

Outdoor learning at Pool Island and Esperance Farm also provides outdoor learning opportunities which are  integrated into every curriculum area as part of all subject improvement plans.

Pastoral care

We have a strong student support structure across the school. There are tutor groups within each year group, led by a Student Support Manager who is responsible for the personal and academic development of the students in his/her care. Form tutors see their student groups every day and are best placed to build supportive relationships with students in their forms. Broadway Academy’s pastoral structure provides a caring, respectful environment in which students can flourish.

We pride ourselves on being a caring school and value open working partnerships with the parents/carers of our students. We believe that two-way communication is the key to this relationship and encourage the involvement of parents/carers involvement at all the stages of their child’s education.


Broadway Academy is more than a school; we are committed to serving our community. We do this by working with over 50,000 community members on an annual basis.

Our Community Centre offers users a lively, exciting venue catering for a whole range of events.

The outstanding amenities offer facilities for sports, drama, dance, workshops, seminars, weddings, conferences, parties, celebration events and many different local activities, including Scouts, youth forums, homework clubs and spiritual or faith groups.