About Us


Waverley Studio College is a small school, 300 when full offering a ‘Learning in a working Environment’, which is endorsed by key employers in Birmingham. The College offers a project based curriculum. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study in specialist vocational areas through industry specific learning and work placements in: Health and Enterprise. Placements are designed to provide students with a real understanding of work skills and the diverse careers offered by our work sectors. This will help students to successfully plan and achieve their career goals. The College operates a slightly longer day from 08.40 – 15.45 Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays to Friday, the college operates from 08.40 – 15.05.

Admissions Criteria:

Waverley Studio College will expect to draw students from across the city of Birmingham to include the inner and outer catchment proposals in order to create a diverse school reflecting the diversity of the city. If the school receives more applications than places available, the following oversubscription process and criteria will be applied in the following order:

  1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after (including previously looked after children from outside of England).
  2. Children with a brother or a sister already at the academy who will still be in attendance in September 2021.
  3. Children of staff directly employed by Waverley Education Foundation Trust
  4. If after the application of the above over-subscription criteria, there are still places available; applicants will be prioritised by those whose home address is closest to the college site.

Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the academy, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and academy. 

The admissions arrangements are available to download below. 

You can also view our admissions arrangements via the Birmingham City Council website (including in-year admissions) for Waverley Studio College.