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Our Academy

At Jewellery Quarter Academy, we focus on delivering a CORE education that provides a broad range of opportunities for students from all backgrounds to learn and achieve as well as developing a depth of character around our shared values.


Jewellery Quarter Academy is a team that holds the highest ambitions for students, rooted in love, care and respect for all our community. We consider all of our students at JQA our ‘gems’ – their futures are so precious. Our mission is to support our students to go on to shine in society: to become the leaders of tomorrow. Great GCSE grades and a depth of character around our CORE values are two ‘golden’ keys to opening these doors to students.

Our committed team is focused on one goal: to improve the life chances of our students so they go on to shine in society, and we put each young person’s interests at the heart of every decision we make, working with parents and carers in collaboration and partnership. We only succeed as a team.

We also take advantage of our city-centre location to offer exciting opportunities to students through our many established partnerships. Alongside an ambitious academic curriculum that both supports and stretches students to achieve the best possible qualifications they can, we offer a broad range of enriching opportunities in sport, the arts and citizenship to build confidence, character and open doors to new possibilities. We develop by taking on new challenges.

We are proud to be an Academy that passionately promotes tolerance, compassion and individual responsibility and welcome students from all faiths and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome, looked after, cared for and respected here. We care by respecting and looking after each other.

Excellence is the expected here at JQA: from staff and students. We have the highest expectations of our students in terms of uniform, habits for learning, representing themselves and the Academy in the community and, of course, academic performance. We achieve by giving 100% in everything we do.

We are privileged to be located in an historic area of Birmingham, rich in heritage, and we believe it is important for our students and staff to connect with this vibrant history – an area of innovation and industry.

I look forward to welcoming you to JQA.

Mr J Barton

[email protected]


The Senior Leadership team work together to raise standards in the classroom, lead by example and ensure great communication. 

J Barton – Headteacher

D Chudasama – Deputy Headteacher

G Bains – Assistant Headteacher

B Bissell – Assistant Headteacher

R Lally – Assistant Headteacher

M Seleshe – Assistant Headteacher

For all staff contact details, please see our Who To Contact document.

We are supported by the Education Improvement Team at CORE Education Trust.