James Brindley School educates pupils who are unable to attend their local school due to a wide range of medical, educational and mental health needs. The school is rated by Ofsted as an outstandingly effective school. Approximately 5,000 pupils are taught each year at 14 sites across Birmingham. The length of stay varies from a few days to over a year. The staff cater for pupils from 4 to 19 years old and aim to provide a high quality education in a supportive and positive environment for children and young people with a variety of needs. The curriculum allows pupils a similar experience to their peers whilst being personalised to their individual needs; at Key Stage 4 students have access to at least five GCSE courses. Between them, the staff have extensive experience and expertise in supporting the education of students with a variety of needs. The leadership team at James Brindley School won the 2012 TES School Award for 'outstanding leadership team'.
Special educational needs and disabilities.