Bournville College was established in 1913 (then known as Bournville Day Continuation School) by George Cadbury. The function of the school was ‘to provide young people with a sound general education which will fit them to meet the demands of life and work in the best possible way’. In 1973, Bournville College relocated to a new campus on Bristol Road South in Birmingham, which it occupied till 2011.
In September 2011, Bournville College relocated to a new £66 million purpose built campus in Longbridge, kick-starting wider regeneration of the area after the collapse of MG-Rover in 2005.The new campus features state-of-the-art facilities which include Mac suites, motor vehicle maintenance workshops, music studios, training kitchens, over 1000 computers, Wi-Fi internet access, 3D cinema room, online learning material, conference centre for 200 delegates and much more.The new campus also offers commercial facilities available to everyone, including: Urban Elegance hair salon, Urban Serenity beauty salon, Urban Flavours restaurant and Urban Fitness.
Bournville College offers courses for school leavers, adults, employers and higher education. Qualifications include A Levels, BTECs, NVQs, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and bespoke training for businesses.
Bournville College is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of all students and to providing a positive environment where everyone can learn and work together.
Bournville College was graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2014