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Projects, Partnerships & Awards

Getting involved in Academy life isn’t just about going to lessons. We work with lots of organisations who provide inspiring opportunities to learn more.

Jewellery Quarter Business improvement (JQA BID,) we work with a variety of partners to enhance the school experience. We aim to utilise the extensive wealth of opportunity within the city through visits to businesses, colleges, and universities. We do this to enhance the student experience and ensure that students are fully prepared for life after school whether that be further and higher education, or apprenticeships and work.


At City Academy, students benefit from a range of established partnerships and projects, such as Lion Heart, Bringing Hope and sessions with the City of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club. This is in addition to the wealth of performing arts opportunities available in the form of the COREus choir and CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal.

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Echo Eternal

Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts engagement programme inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony to promote respect and understanding between different communities. Through the project, students will discover more about the remarkable life of Holocaust survivor, Maurice Blik.

Find out more about Echo Eternal

Pearson Teaching Award

Selected from thousands of nominations, the Echo Eternal Project from CORE Education Trust was named as one of the nation’s most inspirational school partnerships, winning a Pearson National Teaching Gold Award 2020 for Impact Through Partnership for outstanding commitment to changing the lives of young people through the Trust’s work.