About Joseph Chamberlain College

A message from our Principal

I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in Joseph Chamberlain College. Situated just ten minutes from Birmingham City Centre, we’re a highly successful Sixth Form with a national reputation for excellence. We offer a wide range of A-level and BTEC courses for school leavers in our award-winning main building. Our variety of Adult Learning and Higher Education programmes are based on a separate campus.

As the only college in Birmingham and Solihull rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, student achievement is among the highest in England. This is because our teachers are all highly skilled professionals and experts in their fields; therefore, their focus is firmly on making sure that all of our students achieve exceptional examination and vocational results.

We’re a highly inclusive and vibrant college, proud of the diversity that exists among our staff and students. Visitors to College often comment on the friendly, welcoming and positive atmosphere they experience here. I believe that this comes from our strong sense of community, characterised by warm and respectful relationships between staff and students. Joseph Chamberlain College is a place where you will be expected to work hard but where you will also be given plenty of opportunities to develop new skills, make new friends and get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities.

If you join us as a school leaver, we’ll offer an outstanding sixth form experience, helping you to successfully make the transition to higher education or employment. We do this by treating students as adults, working with them to take ownership of their learning and plan their future. If you’re joining as an adult learner, we’ll support and guide you to reach your future goals. Whatever your background, we will treat you as an individual; be ambitious for you and broaden your horizons. Above all, we will do everything we can to help you reach your full potential. That is my promise to you as Principal.

Whether you’re a prospective student or member of staff, a parent, member of the public, or already a member of college, I hope you find the information you’re looking for here. Should you not, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

With my very best wishes,

Tony Day


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.

Tony Day Principal at Joseph Chamberlain College

Why choose Joseph Chamberlain College?

A-level Success

Our 99.4% A-level pass rates have been the highest in Birmingham and Solihull for five years running and 99% of our BTEC students successfully pass their qualifications

University Progress

93% of our second year students who applied to university were offered places

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 10 minutes from Birmingham city centre by bus, or 30 minutes on foot

Find Us

By Car

Please note that our small car park is not open to students and only has limited parking for staff, parents, 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 - please note the surrounding streets operate a one way system.

By bus (from city centre)

From Birmingham city centre, walk to stop MS2, outside Selfridges and opposite Moor Street Station. Get on the number 50 bus, which runs every 4 minutes on 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, Highgate Road. Walk back to the traffic lights and cross Moseley Road, then walk down Belgrave Road staying on the left and you will come to the pedestrian entrance.