Mander Portman Woodward, Birmingham, UK

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One of the UK’s leading names in fifth and sixth-form education. Established in 1973, our colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge offer a distinctive alternative to traditional schools, with bespoke solutions for A level and GCSE students. We strive to inspire and motivate our students to transform their academic aspirations into reality. The academic achievements of our students are celebrated at MPW Birmingham and recognised by the wider sector.


The college is fully co-educational and prepares students for GCSE, A level and entrance for Oxbridge, medical school and dental school.


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 8,310 – 9,196 per term

About the school

Facilities at MPW Birmingham

A full range of modern resources and facilities support the college’s programmes of teaching and learning. The college benefits from excellent science laboratories, two IT suites and most classrooms are equipped for screen based learning.  Classroom facilities are designed to make the most of  teaching model of fewer than 10 students per group – seminar configurations and tutor presentations via whiteboard, interactive whiteboard or group discussion.

The Study Centre maintains a comprehensive selection of academic support materials and university prospectuses. There are networked multimedia computers in the Information Technology suites, offering broadband Internet access, scanning and colour printing. Computers are also available throughout the day in the Study Centre.

The student common room provides drinks and snacks and is an area of relaxation for students and also offers access to networked computers. The common room hosts an electronic message board updating students on key developments and reinforces our commitment to an open and communicative community.

MPW London is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and is inspected by the ISI. In its most recent inspection, MPW London was awarded the highest grade, Excellent, across all inspection categories.  MPW Birmingham and MPW Cambridge are registered as independent schools with the Department for Education and are inspected by Ofsted. The highest grade, Outstanding, was awarded to MPW Birmingham and MPW Cambridge across all five of Ofsted’s key assessment areas in their most recent inspections.

International students can choose to be accommodated in supervised student residences, studios and multiple occupancy flats, or with host families carefully selected by the college.


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Academic life

Birmingham – A Level, GCSE, Retakes & Transfers at the end of Year 12

At MPW offers the following courses for full-time students:

  • A level, taken over one or two years
  • GCSE
  • Retakes, for both A level and GCSE
  • Transfers at the end of Year 12

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Easter Revision

Supplementary Tuition, 1:1 twilight, Saturday morning or holiday sessions for students at other schools.

For  term-time courses, there is a maximum of nine students in each class. The small class sizes ensure each student receives the individual attention he or she needs. A high proportion of subject tutors are qualified to Masters or Doctorate level and many are examiners for the A level and GCSE subjects that they teach.

In class, great emphasis is placed on the demands of the specification and on examination technique.  Progress and performance  are measured by regularly testing via Timed Assignments and mock examinations.

The College also provides a programme of support for full-time students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, working-memory problems and processing speed problems. Each student can receive weekly input and assistance from our Director of Teaching and Learning.

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Location Description

The Birmingham college is located in Edgbaston, not far from the University of Birmingham, and was opened in 1980. 

17-18 Greenfield Crescent Birmingham B15 3AU

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