Proud to be an FMAT Academy

Our Academy

Ethos and Values

Erdington Academy is a vibrant, ambitious school that belongs to the Fairfax Multi Academy Trust (FMAT) family of academies.

The Academy educates students aged from 11 to 16, offering a high quality education for students and for Year 12 and 13 access into Fairfax Sixth Form.

The five core values of the FMAT are:

These values are modelled daily by staff and rewarded when demonstrated in students.

Our aim is to ensure that provision at Erdington Academy allows all students to maximise levels of achievement both inside and outside the classroom and for students to be given outstanding levels of care, support and guidance as they navigate their way through the various key stages in their preparation for future career pathways.

Our extra-curricular programme is varied and comprehensive, enabling students to participate in activities ranging from sporting, academic and hobby based; these activities engage and enthuse students and develop talent and confidence. As a Leisure Centre and sports hub of the area there are a variety of sports on offer including free activities for young people and families. Also the academy is pleased to host a range of local community clubs and societies.

Many of our students leave the school to go on to outstanding success in their chosen fields. This is as a direct result of excellent teaching and exemplary levels of student work ethic. We have extremely high expectations of all of our students and we will monitor progress rigorously to ensure that each student is securing the achievement and personal development progress that is demanded of them.

In short, if your child chooses to come here we will expect them to behave well and to work hard. I hope your child is willing to accept the challenges and opportunities that Erdington Academy will give them.