About Joseph Chamberlain College

A message from our Principal

I am very pleased to welcome you to our website, and that you wish to find out more about our College. Joseph Chamberlain is a fantastic place to study.

I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of a college that has such high aspirations and expectations for all of our students. Our dedicated staff are here to guide you on your path to the future, whether you have you sights set on employment or Higher Education. These years are some of the most formative of your life, and we are here to support you in your academic development. Here, you will grow as a person, make many new friends and have the opportunity to benefit from first-class teaching, leadership and facilities.

In our most recent Ofsted, we were rated as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’, with an “outstanding enrichment programme” where “students benefit from excellent support and are well prepared for university life.”
We consistently have a pass rate in the high-90%s, and the vast majority of our second year students progressing to university. As a college, we are committed to building upon our success and remaining a provider of the highest quality teaching and learning.

Our building has received many architectural awards for providing the very best environment in which to study, so it is a pleasure to be able to offer you such a fantastic place to learn.

If you are looking for a superb college to help you achieve outstanding qualifications, please apply for a place with us. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your potential.

If you are looking for a superb college to help you achieve outstanding qualifications, please apply for a place in our community. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your potential.

Elly Tobin Principal at Joseph Chamberlain College

Why choose Joseph Chamberlain College?

A-level Success

Our 99% A-level pass rates have been the highest in Birmingham and Solihull for two years running and 100% of our BTEC students successfully pass their qualifications

University Progress

91% of our second year students progress to University

Expert Teachers

Our teachers are experts in their subjects and deliver inspirational lessons which ensure you make rapid progress

Student Support

We offer all of our students excellent individual support outside lessons so that you reach your full potential

Personal Tutor

Every student has their own Personal Progress Tutor who will be there to support you in a variety of ways during your time with us

JCC Extra

Our fantastic programme of extra-curricular activity designed to develop your skills and help you secure the best possible futures for yourselves


You will join a happy, caring and supportive community of staff and students who value the wide range of backgrounds, beliefs and cultures of everyone at JCC

Easy Access

We are only ten minutes from the city centre and are easily accessible from all over Birmingham and Solihull

Find Us

By Car

Please note that there is no college car park for students and only limited parking for parents and visitors. However, there is a public pay and display car park on the corner of Moseley Road and Haden Street. If you are using a Sat Nav, enter the postcode B12 9DJ to get to Sherbourne Road East where the College's car park is situated.

By bus (from city centre)

Walk to stop MS2, outside Selfridges and opposite Moor Street Station. Get on the number 50 bus, which runs every 4-5 minutes weekdays. After about 10 minutes, you will pass Birmingham Car Auctions on the left and a fire station on the right. Get off at the next stop. Walk back to the traffic lights and cross Moseley Road. Walk down Belgrave Road staying on the left and you will come to the pedestrian entrance.