In collaboration with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

First class education.
world class musicians.

The first state school in Britain to be established in partnership with an orchestra.

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An outstanding education built on a foundation of academic and musical excellence.

An innovative music-centred secondary education

Set up in partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Shireland CBSO Academy is the first school in Britain to be established in collaboration with an orchestra and marks a radical new approach to music education, innovatively addressing the much-publicised decline in the position of the creative arts in many schools.

Why choose Shireland CBSO Academy?

Blending the National Curriculum with specialist and in-depth music education.

Enrichment opportunities to perform and compose within and outside of the Academy.

Opportunity for every student to have instrumental or vocal lessons.

Experience diverse musical genres through a network of professional musicians.

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Part of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

We believe that every person who passes through our doors deserves the very best that we can offer. We understand that each Academy is unique, but our emphasis and expectations will remain the same.


Nothing less than outstanding is acceptable.