Birmingham Private Schools and Special Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Birmingham

For anyone planning a move to or within Birmingham in the West Midlands, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within the fantastic city of Birmingham.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in the UK, Birmingham’s famous nearby cities and towns include Wolverhampton, Dudley, Northampton and Leicester.

Birmingham has a great choice of high quality private schools, beautiful landscapes, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Birmingham is an industrial hub with a vibrant, creative heart. There’s a whole host of quirky adventures waiting to be discovered in the city - from cultural festivals to unique street art tours. Find a funky scene at the Custard Factory, home to up-and-coming designers, artists and independent cafes and bars. Or satisfy your fashion fever at the Bullring, Mailbox Malls and the achingly cool Grand Central complex. From cruising down the city’s forgotten underground canals with an expert guide to checking out the home of the infamous Peaky Blinders, or celebrating the city’s eclectic cuisine with an unforgettable meal on the Balti Triangle, Birmingham’s blindingly brilliant!" Visit Britain

Birmingham is landlocked, sitting in the middle of the West Midlands. Neighbouring counties including Warwickshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south and Staffordshire to the north west.

Birmingham is the only city in the UK, outside of London, to have 5 Michelin starred restaurants!




Have you booked to attend any School Open Days & Open Events yet?

Visit the comprehensive isbi School Open Days Guide with the latest School Open Days & Open Events dates and timings for School Open Days happening near you.

The isbi School Open Days & Open Events listings have the information you need on Open Days & Open Events happening at your favourite schools soon.

We highly recommend attending School Open Days - they are a great way to learn about and to experience a school and discover if it is the best school for you - or alternatively ask for a private tour of your favourite schools, when it suits you.

Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Birmingham, UK?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Birmingham (or you already live in Birmingham but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Birmingham there is a big choice of high quality schools, with a number of the highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in UK.

Birmingham’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges.

Find Private Schools In Birmingham, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Birmingham by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around UK and worldwide.




Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Birmingham, some of the best of which being:



Edgbaston High School for Girls

Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England B15 3TS

Private School (Fee Paying), Girls, 2-18 Years, Day

Edgbaston High is an ambitious school with a focus on providing a broad, modern and inspiring education to ensure that EHS girls have the confidence, independence, motivation to succeed within and beyond the school.

[Read More About Edgbaston High School for Girls…]



King Edward’s School

Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, England B15 2UA

Private School (Fee Paying), Boys, 11-18 Years, Day

King Edward’s school is hugely diverse – perhaps the most diverse independent school in the country. They seek to develop in thier pupils genuine intercultural understanding, an appetite for learning, confident intellectual and social versatility.

[Read More Abut King Edward’s School…]



The Blue Coat School Birmingham

Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England B17 0HR

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3-13 Years, Day

The Blue Coat School provides limitless learning for tomorrow’s achievers; nurturing a spirit of fun, adventure and curiosity in a supportive and caring Christian community. They champion versatile, creative risk-takers prepared for a changing world.

[Read More About The Blue Coat School Birmingham…]



West House School

24 St James Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England B15 2NX

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 1-11 Years, Day

West House is a small independent preparatory school for boys with a reputation for punching far above its weight. By combining the very best of their traditions with a desire to be at the forefront of innovation, the school provides an outstanding education which will prepare children for life in the middle part of the 21st century.

[Read More About West House School…]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Birmingham, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Birmingham, UK providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Birmingham, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Birmingham, UK providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Birmingham, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Birmingham, UK, providing a top-tier, world-class Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Birmingham, UK

The most popular cities and towns in the Birmingham, UK area include, with approximate population numbers:

> Birmingham (1.1 Million)

Sutton Coldfield (94,600)

Erdington (98,600)

Perry Barr (108,200)

Erdington (98,600)

Ladywood (130,700)

Hodge Hill (123,500)

Edgbaston (97,600)

Yardley (108,300)

Hall Green (117,200)

Selly Oak (104,400)

Northfield (101,900)




Birmingham is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Birmingham are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Birmingham to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Birmingham with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music.

Ten Things To Know About Birmingham, UK

> FACT 1: Birmingham has one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the UK, it was designed by Augustus Pugin, who also designed Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take particular notice of the stunning stained glass windows, as they are a pre-raphaelite treasure.

> FACT 2: Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK. It has over 8,000 acres of green parks and spaces dotted throughout the city - therefore you’ll never be far from a little spot to kick a ball around after school!

> FACT 3: If you’re a bit of a shop-a-holic, Birmingham is the place to be. The Bullring Market was updated in 1999 and is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe!

> FACT 4: Birmingham has been famous for it’s Jewellery ever since the industrial revolution. It is still a huge producer today - making over 40% of all jewellery in the UK.

> FACT 5: Birmingham is home to many famous celebs, a few of them being Dame Julie Walters, Duran Duran, Ozzy Osbourne, Jasper Carrot and Nigel Mansell!

> FACT 6: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery houses the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings - there are over 3,000 of them!

> FACT 7: The Anchor of the Titanic was made in the Black Country, just a few miles from Birmingham City Centre!

> FACT 8: JRR Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings lived in Moseley, just outside Birmingham. Tolkien drew inspiration for both the characters and setting for his novels from the breathtaking countryside that surrounds Birmingham.

> FACT 9: Birmingham has a very youthful population, with almost 40% of its citizens being under 25.

> FACT 10: The Postage stamp was invented in Birmingham! The stamp was invented by a school teacher called Rowland Hill, who continued making stamps until the modern postal system was formed.

Where To Live In Birmingham, UK

Birmingham and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or UK estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Birmingham living to rural, countruside lifestyles, Birmingham and the areas near Birmingham are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming crescents and estates, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Edgbaston Birmingham, Harborne Birmingham, Moseley Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield Birmingham, Solihull Birmingham, Kings Heath Birmingham, Bournville Birmingham, Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, Digbeth Birmingham, City Centre Birmingham, Selly Oak Birmingham, Acocks Green Birmingham, Yardley Birmingham, Castle Vale Birmingham, Northfield Birmingham, Quinton Birmingham, Shirley Birmingham, Erdington Birmingham

Commuting To And From Birmingham By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Birmingham is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to London, Manchester, Nottingham and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Birmingham To London: London is about 120 miles by road from Birmingham via the M6 and M1 and driving to the centre of London from Birmingham normally takes under 2 hours 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to London from Birmingham, with trains taking from 1 hour 50 minutes.

> Birmingham To Manchester: Manchester is about 80 miles by road from Birmingham via the M6 and driving to the centre of Manchester from Birmingham normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Manchester from Birmingham, with trains taking around 1 hour 30 minutes.

> Birmingham To Nottingham: Nottingham is about 50 miles by road from Birmingham via the M42 and A42 and driving to the centre of Nottingham from Birmingham normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Nottingham from Birmingham, with trains taking from 1 hour 20 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Birmingham, UK

The nearest airport to Birmingham is Birmingham Airport (BHX) which is 7 miles from Birmingham. Other nearby airports include Manchester (MAN) (under 63 miles), London Luton (LTN) (77 miles), Bristol (BRS) (83 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (93 miles)




Ruxton Independent Estate Agents

EweMove Estate Agents


Blatch Fine Homes

Hunters Estate Agents

Andrews Estate Agents

L&S Prestige Estates

Cloud9 Estate Agents

Move with US Estate Agents

Rees Page Estate Agents

Gurjit Dusanj Estate Agents

Support Move Estate Agents

Partridge Homes Estate Agents

Taylors Estate Agents & Surveyors

Heritage Estate Agents

Silverwood Estate Agents

AP Morgan Estate Agents

Arden Estate Agents

Chambers Estate Agents

Viewings Estate Agents

Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Paul Dubberley Estate Agents

Goodchilds Estate Agents

Hadleigh Estate Agents

Clive Tanner Estate Agents


Innovate Estate Agents

Connels Estate Agents

Englands Estate Agents

Matthews Estate Agents

Viewings Estate Agents

Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Paul Dubberley Estate Agents

Tidmarsh Estate Agents

Henley Charles Estate Agents

Shakespeares Estate Agents

Tom Cooper Estate Agents

James Laurence Estate Agents

Brentwood Estates Birmingham

Great Move Estate Agents

Gilbert Scott Estate Agents

Acres Estate Agents

Shipways Estate Agents

Viewings Estate Agents

Reeds Rains Estate Agents

Paul Dubberley Estate Agents


AnyVan Removals

Newmans Removals

AD Keebles Removals

Mac’s Removals

DiGian Removals

JH Removals

ISen Transport Solutions Removals

SJW Removals

Abbey Removals

TRS Removals

Terry's Removals & Storage

BGP Removals

Joymac Removals

Lowry Removals

Rainbows Removals

Bells of Erdington

SH Removals

Straight There Removals

The Grange Removal