Principal: Tony Day
Chair: Sue Anderson
Phone: 0121 446 2200

College Overview

Established in 1983, Joseph Chamberlain College is a large sixth form college close to Birmingham City Centre that serves the local communities and the surrounding wards. As a sixth form college, the college focuses the majority of its work on level 3 academic and applied general programmes, primarily as pathways to university programmes and degree apprenticeships. The college is the largest provider of A Levels in Birmingham, and has strong links with local and national universities, to which over 91% of our students progress each year. The college also supports students on programmes of ESOL and those who need additional support before progressing to a level 3 programme. In addition, the college also runs a smaller adult learning provision that focuses on the local skills priorities of providing basic skills, maths, English, digital skills and vocational ESOL to those who need it.

Advanced and Higher Technical Specialisms

Academic Programmes for young people

  • Over 37 A Levels across most subject areas, including sciences, maths, humanities, social sciences, arts, English and languages, computing, sport, business and law.

Applied General Programmes for young people

  • Key advanced specialisms in science, business, digital and healthcare.

For Adult Learners

  • Healthcare

Key Facts 2020/21

Turnover 2021£17,141,000
Staff employed262
ESFA financial health ratingOutstanding
Current Ofsted gradeGood