James Brindley School - School Ethos


James Brindley School is a specialist academy which aims to provide a high quality education in a safe, supportive and aspirational environment for all children and young people unable to attend mainstream school because of health related or special educational needs. 


We provide education for children and young people aged 2 – 19 who are in hospital or unable to attend mainstream school due to their medical conditions or special educational needs.


James Brindley School delivers education across 11 sites including teaching centres and hospitals throughout Birmingham.


Most of the pupils are from Birmingham but some undergoing specialist treatment come from further afield.  We provide a ‘bridge for learning’ during difficult times as we believe ‘every child matters, every moment counts’.


We have two teaching centres exclusively for Key Stage 3 and 4 and an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) centre for both primary and secondary age pupils. At present there is no Key Stage 5 provision in our teaching centres.


The length of time pupils spend with us is dependent upon their needs and varies from a short visit to a much longer stay. We understand that this can be a worrying time for pupils and parents or carers, and recognise the importance of good educational provision and the role it plays in trying to normalise a child’s life.


Education is a partnership between school and home, and we actively seek to ensure parents or carers are involved in their child’s learning at every stage, encouraging them to achieve and contribute fully to society.



James Brindley School "Every Child Matters, Every Moment Counts"








If you require further assistance then please do contact the school on 0121 666 6409 we will be happy to assist with your enquiry.