Students holding up letters to spell 'We Are Outstanding'

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 are a highly successful Sixth Form College with a local and national reputation for excellence. We offer a wide range of A-level and BTEC courses for school leavers in our award-winning main building and a range of programmes for adults and HE students on a separate campus.

We are the only college in Birmingham and Solihull to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and the achievement of our students is amongst the highest in the country. This is because our teachers are all highly skilled professionals and are experts in what they do; their focus is firmly on making sure that all of our students achieve exceptional examination and vocational results.

We are a highly inclusive and vibrant college, proud of the diversity that exists amongst our staff and students. Those who visit the College often comment on the friendly, welcoming and positive atmosphere they experience during their time here. I believe that this comes from our strong sense of community, which is characterised by warm and highly respectful relationships between staff, students and their peers. 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 become involved in a range of extra-curricular activities.

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

Whether you are a prospective student or member of staff, a parent, a member of the public or already a member of our college community, I hope you find the information you are looking for on this website. 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% 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.