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Welcome to 


I am delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to the BOA Group. We are a growing multi academy trust operating specialist academies and a theatre, working in partnership with the Ormiston Trust and Birmingham City University to offer exciting and unique educational pathways for learners with interests in performing arts and digital technologies. 


The BOA Group includes:

BOA Creative, Digital & Performing Arts - a digital and performing arts academy for learners aged 14-19.  Opened in September 2011 on a brand new and purpose-built site with superb facilities for academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities. Rated good in every category by OFSTED and with continual outstanding results, students at BOA Creative have the opportunity to individualise their learning pathway, following performance, production and creativity routes. 


BOA Stage and Screen Production - a production and broadcast technologies academy for learners aged 16-19. Opened in the Jewellery Quarter in 2021, BOA Stage and Screen provides an industry lead curriculum for young people in both existing and emerging production techniques and broadcast technologies. Working in close collaboration with our creative and industry partners to develop and deliver specialist programmes of study, students learn the skills they need to join the very best production houses all over the world.


BOA Digital Technologies – an academy for 11–18-year-old learners passionate about digital technologies, which opens for the first time in September 2022. BOA Digital Technologies will deliver a specialist education in creative and digital technologies, maximising future opportunities for all students working closely with the industry to ensure that we address the growing demand for digital level skills now and in the future.


The Old Rep Theatre - the BOA Group operates the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham City Centre. In addition to a competitive programme of secular events, students across the group are involved in shows; performing, stage management, set design, front of house, costume and make up, providing the opportunity to work alongside industry experts in a professional setting. The Old Rep Theatre gives students a unique experience to set them apart from others.


Our academies are regional and admit students from across Birmingham, the Black Country (including Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) as well as from Coventry and Solihull.  Please see the individual academies websites for further information and admissions policies. 

We aim to inspire our students to “Imagine Everything” and ensure they leave us with the qualifications, technical knowledge and employability skills they require for the next stage of their lives.

Please do explore our individual websites for more details and information. We look forward to welcoming you to the BOA Group as a student, parent or industry partner. 


With all good wishes,

Kate Tague
Chief Executive

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