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


08:40 – 09:00 Form Group    
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 – 13:15 Period 4    
13:15 – 13:45 Lunch    
13:45 – 14.45 Period 5    
14.45 – 15:45 Period 6    
15:45 – 16:45 Enrichment/Extension    

School Year 2018 – 2019

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts: Wednesday 5th September 2018

Half Term: Monday 29th October 2018 – Monday 5th November 2018

Term Ends: Friday 21 December 2018


Spring Term 2019

Term Starts: Tuesday 8th January 2019

Half Term: Friday 15th February 2019 to Sunday 24th February 2019

Term Ends: Friday 12th April 2019


Summer Term 2019

Term Starts: Monday 29th April 2019

Half Term: Monday 27th May 2019 to Sunday 2nd June 2019

Term Ends: Thursday 18th July 2019


Staff Training Dates (college closed to students)

  • Mon 5th September 2018
  • Tue 6th September 2018
  • Monday 7th January 2019
  • Monday 25th February 2019 (agreed by the WEF Trust)
  • (3 dates TBC college to finish by 1pm in Spring term)
  • Monday 22nd July 2019

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 students to take responsibility for their actions and for the school to be a physically and emotionally safe place for pupils
to develop.

  • Creating a stimulating, pleasant and collaborative learning environment;
  • A commitment to creating the school as a focus of a learning community, helping people learn;
  • Creating opportunities for everyone – broadening and widening horizons;
  • Keeping ahead of initiatives, making them work for us;
  • Being able to leave Waverley, to be successful anytime, anyplace and anywhere;

Download Behaviour and Ethos Handbook
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Waverley Studio College is a small school, 300 when full offering a ‘Learning in a working Environment’, which is endorsed by key employers in Birmingham. The College offers a project-based curriculum. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study in specialist vocational areas through industry-specific learning and work placements in: Health, Enterprise and Creative Technologies. Work placements are designed to provide students with a real understanding of work skills and the diverse careers offered by our work sectors. This will help students to successfully plan and achieve their career goals.

The College operates a slightly longer day from 08.40hrs – 1545hrs Monday to Friday. This ensures that all students experience a working day as well as giving them the opportunity to undertake an enrichment and extension programme.

Waverley Studio College will expect to draw students from across the city of Birmingham to include the inner and outer catchment proposals in order to create a diverse school reflecting the diversity of the city.

If the school receives more applications than places available, the following oversubscription process and criteria will be applied in the following order:

  • A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement order, or special guardianship order.
  • Students with a sibling on roll at the school at the time of the proposed admission.
  • Children of staff
  • If after the application of the above over-subscription criteria, there are still places available; applicants will be prioritised by those whose home address is closest to the college site.

Download Admissions Arrangements