The Grove

Welcome to Grove Centre. We are part of City of Birmingham School and have been based in Balsall Heath since September 2018. We offer a safe and engaging secondary school environment for our young people to thrive and achieve. We believe that children have the right to the best education in a nurturing and motivational environment. We cater solely for Key Stage 4 pupils and our curriculum is aimed at those who have the ability and motivation to succeed at GCSE. Our staff team has a wealth of knowledge and skills and all our pupils take English, Maths and Biology GCSEs along with a range of option subjects including RE, PE, English Literature, Health and Social care and ICT. There is also an opportunity for Outdoor Education sessions, challenging our young people in different ways. We have high expectations for all and believe in offering our pupils the best chance to achieve success post 16.


Term dates and our Uniform policy are under the ‘Parents/Carers’ menu at the top of the page. Pupils may bring a PE kit to change into on their PE day (Monday for Purple and Green, Friday for Amber and those from Green who have chosen the sport option).

Main groups (Green, Purple, Amber)

Monday – Friday 8.30-2pm (as for other centres within the school).

Induction Group

Young people attend for two weeks in induction before joining either:

  • main groups here at Grove,
  • another City Of Birmingham School centre,
  • Alternative Provision or College elsewhere in the city.












Staff Information

Head of Centre : Amy Hutchinson

Acting Deputy Head of Centre : Sara Khalifa

Family Support Worker : Sue Massey

Contact Details

The Grove Centre,
City of Birmingham School
Lime Grove
B12 8SY
0121 303 1276

We had a non-uniform day on 15 November, in aid of Children In Need.


We are running a go-karting trip for this term as part of our attendance and punctuality 30-day challenge. More details in Centre.


Mock examinations take place in the week beginning 25 November and 27 January. Parents/carers will have received a timetable for the Autumn papers through the post.

Parents’ & carers’ consultation evening

Thursday 5 December, 4pm-6pm