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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. Put simply, our mission is to support our students to break down any barriers they face so they can go on to excel in society: to become the leaders of tomorrow. Great GCSE grades and a depth of character around our CORE values are two keys to opening these doors to students.

Our committed team is focused on one goal: to improve the life chances of our students, 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 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 and skills and open doors to new possibilities.

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.

Excellence is the expectation 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 are privileged to be located in a historic area of Birmingham, rich in heritage and believe it is important for our students to connect with this vibrant history.

I look forward to welcoming you to JQA.

Mr Barton
Head of School


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