About Us

Values Academy is an independent school which operates as one school across two sites in Birmingham and Nuneaton. It is a company limited by guarantee and an independent charity (number 1131991) which provides an alternative to mainstream education for young people aged 11-19 who are at risk of social exclusion due to a co-morbidity of disorders or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Welcome from the Principal

I am very proud to be part of the team at Values Academy: it is school that puts the young people at the centre of everything it does. We aim for every young person to achieve success and reach their full potential.

I am very fortunate to lead an experienced team of teachers and Learning Mentors who demonstrate an expertise in helping to prepare our young people for the world of work and to become ready to face the challenges that lie ahead of them. I would like to congratulate the staff on working tirelessly to help the young people achieve success in their recent exams. This enabled all of the year eleven students were able to gain entry on further education courses at college.

The holistic and academic curriculum is designed to support all of our students to grow into caring and responsible young adults who possess an enquiring mind in addition to achieving a good foundation of knowledge, skills and practical abilities.
I hope that our website will answer any questions you may have but I am always happy to speak to parents and carers and commissioners about any aspect of our work with students and potential students.

Welcome from the CEO

It has been a busy year! Values Academy Birmingham has moved to a new address in Key Hill, in the Jewellery Quarter. We are less than 5 minutes away from our old school buildings, but a world away in terms of us having an excellent new school environment, in a quiet and safe location in a cul-de-sac, and with outside space where the students can let off steam and get much needed exercise! We have a huge dining room, a food technology area, IT Suite as well as the usual classrooms, great art room and a spacious internal recreational area. We are enjoying a much better school environment, which is clean and fresh, and the students have responded really well to the move.

Our other news, we have worked hard in completely overhauling the school curriculum to give stronger educational rigour, we’ve invested in curriculum resources which are age appropriate, appointed new academic teaching staff and have revamped our values education to include specialist areas including anger management, emotional development and a range of extra services to support our students. Our aim is to equip our students with an education and life skills which will give them the confidence needed to reach their very best potential.

We always welcome referrers, parents and students to come and have a look around by prior arrangement, so please let us know if you would like to come in and see us either in Birmingham or Nuneaton to see the schools and meet some of our staff?

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have students in mind who might benefit from our one to one community based education in a great environment with improved educational outcomes. If you think we can help, please get in touch.

Estelle Dimelor
CEO