PB is an outstanding Academy which is a team endeavour – we are all part of the success here: staff, parents, carers, governors, local community and, of course, our stunning students.
Our Academy is a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11-16. We are oversubscribed and have waiting lists for every year group which is a tremendous accolade for our Academy. Our Academy is run in a good, ‘old fashioned’ style with traditional high academic standards, high standards of behaviour, a strict uniform policy and a complete RESPECT AGENDA.
We want our students to be instilled with the desire to learn, the knowledge to think critically and creatively and the power to determine their future. They will achieve this through becoming resilient, confident and independent learners and appreciating our family values:
- No Excuses
- Excellence is a Habit
- No Limits to Success
- Dream, Buy-in, Choice and Commitment
We actually like each other here, talk to each other all the time and enjoy each other’s company because we all live and learn for SUCCESS! Team PB is an Academy about hard work and challenge; a driven, supportive body of people who look for the very best in each other.
We are delighted with our examination results. For the 9th consecutive year Perry Beeches students have gained record breaking GCSE results. For the 6th year running 100% of our Year 11 students obtained five or more A*-C grades, at GCSE level. When we include English and Maths into that equation we have seen our 9th consecutive year of improved results. In 2015 94% of our students obtained five or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.
We are also incredibly proud of the progress of all of our students. In English 96% of our students made 3 levels of progress and 40% made 4 levels of progress. In Maths 88% of our students made 3 levels of progress and 34% made 4 levels of progress.
The number of students achieving the highest grades has also remained high. Our students achieved 21 A*’s and 234 A grades.
Mentor: Lorna Laidlaw
Theatre Credits include: Pat and Margaret, Romeo and Juliet, Green Form, Stepping Out and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (New Vic).These Four Streets, Peter Pan, Nativity, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Getting it Straight, Pinocchio, The Devil’s Only Sleeping, Nothing Compares to You, The Last Carnival, Mickey and Me,The Mother, Past 30 Years. Transmissions rehearsed readings (Birmingham Rep); Thatcher the Musical (Foursight); Buddy (E&B Productions); Educating Rita (Wolverhampton Grand); Flathampton (Royal and Derngate); Misery, Little Shop of Horrors (Redditch Palace); Macbeth (Theatre Foundry); Shot Through The Heart (Pentabus); Singing Rock, Magic Earth Magic Sky, Big for Me Little for You (Midlands Arts Centre); Putting it About (Women and Theatre) Birmingham University rehearsed readings. Lorna has been involved in many educational programmes in and around the Birmingham area.
Film and television credit include: Leaving ( B’ham Film & Video); Hope (Red Carpet Co); Are you Jim’s Wife, Tikkabilla, BAFT winner Grandpa in my Pocket, Little Human Planet (BBC TV) Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV) Twirleywoos, Ragdoll. And Doctors for which she won an RTS and MVSA award for Best Actress. She has also been Directing Doctors.
Radio Credits include: Over 30 radio productions including Archers, Silver Street, Award winning Double Dribble, Something to Think About, Jeff’s Kingdom, Undine, Whispers in the Wall-The Hijab, Second Chance. Reans Girls (BBC Radio 3, 4 and The Asian Network)
Theatre Directing: Caribbean Kitchen, Nativity, Stranger in the Park, ID-79 and In Between the Music. The Birmingham Rep
Mr Soon Come, winner of The MVSA Award, Best Black Theatre Production, The Drum. Big for me, Little for you. Mac and National tour
Dismortal Life, Stratford Fringe Festival. Lite, The Public and Arena Wolverhampton. Bun and Cheese, Bussey Centre, Peckham and Old Joint Stock. Rosa Parks the Hidden Journey, Ace Theatre and it is in rehearsal for performances at Mac Birmingham in October.