Birmingham is a large city in the West Midlands of England. It is the second largest and second most populous city in the UK behind London. It has an estimated population of nearly 1.2 million people. It is the ninth largest metropolitan area in Europe. The city is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub for England. Education in the UK is a devolved matter, meaning each of the countries that constitute Great Britain each have separate systems operating under separate governments. For example: the UK government is responsible for England, whilst the Scottish government, Welsh government and the Northern Ireland Executive are in charge of their own country.
Popular searched areas in and around Birmingham include:-
- Birmingham International Airport
- Castle Bromwich
- Kings Norton
- Selly Oak
Birmingham City Council is England's largest local education authority. It is responsible for around 450 schools including nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and special schools. Most schools are 11-16/18 comprehensive schools while students have the choice of college or sixth form after they have sat their GCSE’s. Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, founded in 1527, is the one of the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious school in the city. Birmingham is a densely populated city for universities with five in the city. These universities are: Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. There also campuses for the university of law, the BPP University and the Open University West Midlands. There are an estimated 79,000 full time students in the Birmingham area. This is more than any city outside of London in the UK. The University of Birmingham is a highly respected university and is ranked inside the top 100 universities in the world and is a top 15 university in the UK. The motto of this university is “persuasive, persistent and bold.” They claim to encourage and empower to turn their ideas into a reality in order to make things happen. The university has a tradition of innovative research and is always striving to push the boundaries. The Knowledge Academy, we offer over 50,000 classroom based training courses in the UK, including popular locations such as Birmingham.