Kimichi School "rethinking education with Music at its heart"
Kimichi School"rethinking education with Music at its heart"


Visit us this Saturday (May 16th) between 10am and 2 pm to find out more about joining us in September, whether your child already has a placement or not!

"This wonderful and enterprising project represents one of the most courageous I've come across in the UK. Ever." - Peter Donohoe; internationally renowned classical pianist, CBE.

Welcome to Kimichi: School.... with a difference.

We're rethinking education here at Kimichi. In a good way.


New independent secondary school specialising in music opening September 8th 2014. Cheaper fees than other independents, but the same quality you'd expect from such institutions.


Is your child a budding musician? Plays an instrument already, or wishes to learn one? We're the only school in the West Midlands where every child is expected to play an instrument. Unlike other music specialist schools, we don't ask for auditions.


It's all about being part of something, whatever your ability. If you want to make music your career, we're also the place for you with links to the Birmingham Conservatoire and support from CBSO players as well as every amateur orchestra in the area and local musicians and music teachers.


There's more though;

fifteen pupils per class; no more.

personalised, friendly, warm and welcoming.

responsibilities handed more to the pupils.

a LIFE course that prepares every young person for life after school; wherever that may be.


We don't believe in shortcuts, but we also don't believe in 'putting kids in boxes'. Every child is different, learns differently, excels in different things.


It's so easy for your child to get lost in the state system. Give us a chance, and watch your loved one flourish.


We're open to parents who'd like to take a look, and any one of our trustees is always ready to have a chat about why you should trust us with your child's education. One of our trustees is Richard Jenkinson; global 'cellist and member of the CBSO.


Contact us! Be part of something that's a first for Birmingham and a push to address the ongoing problems with music education and the cuts affecting us all.

Independent but reasonably priced:
Based in Birmingham, Kimichi is fee-paying but substantially less expensive than other independent schools, and scholarships may be available. With fees at £2000 per term and assistance wherever possible, we're more accessible than other independent schools, and we have instrumental lessons, orchestra, theory, singing, class music and band/chamber ensembles all part of our normal school week. So you can save on music lessons - and our shorter terms mean you can also avoid the peak holiday prices!

No auditions:
Kimichi has an inclusive ethos, welcoming everyone from complete beginners who are willing to learn an instrument, to those who are more advanced on their musical path, seeking a challenge and assistance in tackling such things as music exams, performances, auditions and competitions.

Academic and practical excellence:
Our small classes mean a truly tailored education, covering both the national curriculum and real world experience, including international trips, household maintenance (cooking, DIY, budgeting, etc), self-defence, scuba-diving, horse-riding, finance, self-sufficiency, performing in concerts, touring and auditioning.

Building the adult:
In addition to which Kimichi has a uniquely strong student-led behaviour policy shaping the day-to-day running of the school, which all adds to a well-rounded education, aiming to see students leave with the knowledge and confidence to take on the world…

Our staff uses a variety of teaching methods to make learning fun. We try hard to foster an academic environment in which children feel comfortable so that they can study most effectively.


Check out our head's lettersupport organisations and many others here on our new website.

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Saturday 16th May

10am - 2pm

Saturday 20th June

10am - 2pm

Further days TBC


Our school rules:

Show respect: earn respect.
The school council rules.
Be responsible.
Be prepared.

In order to reach us

Kimichi School

Eastbourne House,

111 Yardley Road,

Acocks Green,


B27 6LL



You can call us on

+44 121 679 5298

+44 751 268 3061

Reception hours

School is open from 8am to 5pm


School hours are 9.05am to 4.35pm

You can also use our contact form.



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