Waverley Studio College is committed to ‘learning through diversity’ and the development of a strong ethos where everyone in the college community respects one another and supports the work of the college. Waverley College values diversity and seeks to give everyone in the college an equal chance to learn, work and live, free from the action, or fear, of racism, discrimination, or prejudice. We are further committed to the development of cohesive communities and prevention of extremism and radicalisation both within our college’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. By our actions we will work together to develop the potential of all pupils academically, socially, culturally and psychologically and to establish a community that is just and fair for all people who work at or visit Waverley College. Promoting a culture of learning through diversity is driven by our core college values of: Humanity Equality Aspiration Respect

Humanity – We will foster an understanding of human values and attitudes, past and present and how society is organised, develops and changes. Enabling all pupils to succeed in a Global and British society.

Equality – That we ensure that there is an equality of opportunity for individuals, pupils, parents, teachers, and the college community. At Waverley we value the diversity of the college community and respect the individuality of each person.

Aspiration – Our Pupils are the citizens of tomorrow. Our pupils will be able to be successful anytime, anywhere, any place. That we celebrate in the achievements of all the colleges communities showing the excellence from all faiths, cultures and genders.

Respect – At Waverley we intend to create an environment which allows all learners to flourish by encouraging mutual respect for each other and respect for ‘learning’. At Waverley we value the diversity of the college community and respect the individuality of each person.

Timings of the day

The Timings of the day at Waverley Studio College are as below:



The School Calendar

Waverley Studio College provides a download of all key dates from our whole school calendar.

08:40 – 09:00 Form Group    Please check back soon!
09:00 – 10:00 Period 1    
10:00 – 11:00 Period 2    
11:00 – 11:15 Break    
11:15 – 12.15 Period 3    
12:15 – 01:15 Period 4    
01:15 – 01:45 Lunch    
01:45 – 02.45 Period 5    
02.45 – 03:45 Period 6    
03:45 – 04:45 Enrichment/Extension    

The School Term Dates

The school year starts in September. There are 195 school days in each year (39 weeks). Five of these days are reserved for training for teachers and support staff, therefore, pupils spend 190 days in school (38 weeks) each year.


School Year 2016 – 2017

Spring Term 2017

Term Starts: Tuesday 3 January 2017
Half Term: Monday 20 February 2017 – Friday 24 February 2017
Term Ends: Friday 7 April 2017

Summer Term 2017

Term Starts: Monday 24 April 2017
Half Term: Monday 29 May 2017 – Friday 2 June 2017
Term Ends: Tuesday 25 July 2017

Inset Days
Monday 5th September 2016
Monday 12th September 2016
Friday 18th November 2016
Friday 10th February 2017
Monday 26th June 2017 (TBC)

The above dates have been issued by Birmingham City Council and do not necessarily reflect the term dates for the school. Please monitor the communication channels for updated information.


Behaviour and Expectations

At Waverley Studio College we value good behaviour in the classroom and elsewhere to promote the school as a learning community and to ensure that classrooms are safe and effective learning environments.
The highest regard is given to the quality of relationships between staff and pupils. At Waverley Studio College we seek to develop independent and autonomous young people who are self-disciplined and who are able to self – regulate and manage their behaviour. We aim for Waverley Studio pupils to take responsibility for their actions and for the school to be a physically and emotionally safe place for pupils
to develop.

  • Helping people learn – laying the foundations for later success and choices.
  • Creating opportunities for everyone – broadening and widening horizons.
  • Think differently, experiment, try new ideas, be creative and innovative.
  • Creating a stimulating, pleasant and collaborative learning environment.
  • Ensure that new technologies are embraced and used to enhance learning.
  • Keeping ahead of initiatives, making them work for us.
  • Making sacrifices – putting pupils first.
  • A commitment to creating the school as a focus of a learning community – school as a core.
  • Being able to leave Waverley and be successful anytime, anyplace, anywhere,
  • A commitment to learning through diversity.
  • To ensure that all pupils understand the importance of being healthy and are healthy.

Download Family Handbook 2016-17
Download Behaviour and Ethos Handbook
Download Sixth Form Handbook


Waverley Studio College opened in September 2013 to support young people aged 14 – 19 to develop the skills they will need to gain employment or to progress to further study. Waverley Studio College aims to address a current skills shortage amongst young people in Health, Creative Technology and Enterprise. Our aim is to support young people to find out more about the world of work and gain the skills which prepare them for successful future careers in our specialist sectors. The admissions process for the Studio School is compliant with the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeal Code, February 2012. This includes criteria for prioritising places if the school is oversubscribed. The trust will also be responsible for the arranging and provision for any appeal against a refusal of a place in the school.

Download Admissions Policy