A stately home Tudor house Getting ready to canoe A worm on the hand River estuary In the woods
Enjoying and achieving

Welcome to the Birches Green Junior School Website

Birches Green Junior School was established in 1929 and is one of the oldest schools in Erdington, celebrating its 85th birthday in 2014.

We are proud of our rich history but also celebrate the developments and opportunities that we can provide for our children in the 21st Century, as we look to build on the successes recognised in our 2013 Ofsted Report:

Staying Safe

. . . in a school that is a happy and caring place where pupils enjoy coming to school safely.

Enjoying and Acheiving

. . . where good relations between pupils and their teachers and teaching assistants help makes lessons harmonious events that pupils fully enjoy.

Making Positive Contributions

. . . via the school council, which has brought new facilities for our pupils to enjoy.

Organising Residential Visits

. . . to promote self confidence and to develop the personal and social skills that pupils will require for success at the next stage of their education.

Birches Green Junior School has been awarded the Intermediate International School Award for its curriculum-based international work across a range of subjects


Once again Birches Green Junior School have joined together with schools from across Europe to design an international project for 2014-2016.

This project is called Preventing and Combating Bullying (P.C.B.)

We shall find our as to whether the European Council will fund the project in August this year, so fingers crossed!

If you would like further details about the project please contact Mrs. Anna Jackson.

2014: Birches Green Junior School Celebrates its 85th Birthday

Pupils at a Birches Green Parents Day in 1937

This year the school celebrates its 85th birthday. In the photo above, pupils can be seen performing at a Parents' Day in 1937. The same backdrop was used for this year's performance of Scrooge!

2014: The 100th Anniversary of the Start of World War One

World War One image from the BBC

To mark the centenary of World War One, discover what life was like 100 years ago by clicking on the link below.

BBC Schools World War 1 web pages »

What Was School Like in 1914?

World War One school life from the BBC

Read about school life 100 years ago - classrooms, equipment, lessons and more - by clicking on the link below.

Find out more about school life »