About Us

We don't believe in lost causes.

Young people need and deserve more than paper qualifications from their education. Values Academy provides an alternative to mainstream education for young people at risk of social exclusion. We give our students the opportunity to take control of their lives and build a positive future.

We are one school with two sites: Birmingham and Nuneaton, but our students come from all over the West Midlands and beyond. Values Academy accepts young people aged 11 to 18 who are experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Our school name reflects our approach: holistic, values-based teaching and learning. We are very proud of our Ofsted reports, which show that our students achieve good academic results. Students also develop self-respect, confidence, honesty, compassion and integrity.

When young people leave Values Academy, they do so ready to make the most of their opportunities. But don’t take our word for it; our success stories speak for themselves.

Press releases

New name and new start for Birmingham special school

Values Academy, a special school and education charity based in Birmingham, has unveiled its new name and new look in a celebration held today at... read more

Press Release • 21.09.2013 • By Values Academy

Birmingham special school students achieve impressive exam results

Students with special educational needs from Values Academy in Birmingham have overcome serious odds to make significant achievements in this... read more

Press Release • 22.08.2013 • By Values Academy

Nuneaton special school celebrates sports day thanks to HSBC and CSW Sport

Students from Values Academy in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, are getting set for a special Community Games sports day today. Thanks to HSBC, which has... read more

Press Release • 11.07.2013 • By Values Academy