New free school set to open on Birmingham City University campus

A new free school is set to open on the site of Birmingham City University North Campus near the city centre. The succesful chain of Perry Beeches free schools has revealed it will house its sixth and final school on the site. The ''all through'' school which will include a nursery and sixth form, with places for pupils aged two to nineteen is set to open in September next year. The school will be home to  1360 pupils, when it reaches full capacity in 2023. 

Liam Nolan, Executive Head Teacher at the school expects demand for the school to be high: ''We are in no doubt that we will be oversubscribed, especially given The Academy was deluged with 1,110 applications for its 110 places this year. We have chosen this location after Birmingham City Council has identified a shortage of school places in the area and we are hopeful our school will plug the gap." 

Cliff Allan, Vice Chancellor at Birmingham City University added: ''I am very pleased to have agreed this deal with Perry Beeches Academy Trust for the development of another school in its outstanding chain.It shows again our commitment to ensuring that young people will continue to be educated on the site for generations to come.'' 

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