Welcome to Birmingham Academy!
Birmingham Academy was incorporated with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) in July 2003, by its first name as Desktop Solutions Business School Pte Ltd. It was then registered with the Ministry of Education as a private school under the Singapore Private Education Act. It changed its name to Birmingham Academy Pte Ltd (Birmingham) in May 2012.
In September 2010, Birmingham has successfully migrated and registered as a Private Education Institution (PEI), under the mandatory Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) with the Committee for Private Education (CPE).
Today, through Birmingham’s intense marketing and development effort, we are proud to share with you the significant steps we took over the years:
– one of the registered PEI with CPE.
– one of the schools which has the Student Fee Protection Scheme (ESCROW) with the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS).
– one of the established schools which provide opportunities for Singaporean and International Students to achieve academic excellence through our preparatory courses and certificate courses.
– providing a wide range of challenging and innovative courses to meet high education standards.
In achieving Birmingham’s vision and mission, students are given a wide-range of opportunities acquiring knowledge and excelling themselves in education so that they can achieve success in their life.
We adopt flexible teaching methods in a small classroom size, maintaining a low teacher-students ratio of 1:32 (maximum) to achieve a suitable balance for positive group learning for our students. In addition, students can quickly catch up with listening and speaking skill in an English speaking environment, laying a firm foundation for later development.
In Birmingham, we provide adequate facilities and care for the students by building a group of professional team of academic and non-academic staff to provide the students with enriched learning experiences to achieve their excellence in life. Each of our trainers / lecturers is having their expertise in selected programmes. We ensure that all the teaching staffs are not only suitably qualified but are also sensitive to the culture and learning needs of student.
We provide avenues for any student to air his/her grievances or complaints and undertake to resolve them within a maximum period of 21 working days.
The Top Management of Birmingham is committed to provide high standard of services to all our students. Our policies and management practices maintain high professional standards in the delivery of education and training services.
We honour all the terms and conditions printed in the Student Handbook and the Student Contract between Birmingham Academy and students which safeguards the interest and welfare of students and stakeholders.
Once again, we welcome all of you to join Birmingham family and wish you a successful learning journey with us.
John Ng J.P.
Principal / Managing Director
Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”
Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”
Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school. I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”
Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”
Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”
Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”
Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”
When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.