Faith Schools

There are many religious schools in Birmingham and the surrounding areas for a variety of different faiths

Faith Schools


The ethnic diversity within the Birmingham region means that we have many schools that cater for all religions. Central Birmingham especially, has a diverse range of faith schools including schools for Jewish, Sikh and Muslim communities.

Key Facts

  • The Roman Catholic faith has the largest number of schools in Birmingham

Birmingham and The Suburbs

The largest number of Faith schools in Birmingham is Roman Catholic while the next big state faith school is the Church of England with 35 schools in Birmingham.

The Al-Furqan Primary School in the Tyseley area is a Muslim primary school that currently has over 450 pupils. There are also two muslim secondary schools: Jamia Islamia Birmingham and Redstone Educational Academy.

Jewish children can attend the King David Junior and Infant School in Moseley.

Nishkam Primary School and secondary school Birmingham is the only Sikh school and is only a 10-15 minute drive from the city centre.



At primary level education, families of the Church of England can choose from the nine schools that follow the teachings in the Solihull area. They are all part of the two-tier education system apart from St Alphege Church of England Infant and Nursery school which teaches ages three to seven. Pupils can then apply for the St Alphege Junior School which is a continuation of the infant school.

Catholic families in Solihull have the option of choosing Catholic schools from primary level all the way to further education. There are eight Catholic primary schools (two-tier system) in the Solihull area. Both John Henry Newman Catholic College and St Peter’s Catholic and Specialist Science College provide education for ages seven to sixteen and have a sixth form for Catholics to study further education post-16.

For further information on these schools, use the find a school page on the Solihull Metropolitan borough Council website.

Coventry and Warwickshire

Warwickshire and Coventry have an abundance of schools that are Roman Catholic or Church of England. 

The Church of England schools are mostly primary schools but are present throughout the area.

Roman Catholic schools range from primary education to secondary and further education sixth forms.

Recently, the number of state religious secondary schools in Coventry is up by a third with opening of two new faith schools, Seva School for Sikhs and Eden Girls School for Muslims.

The Black Country

Roman Catholic primary schools can be found around the Black Country with secondary schools in Wolverhampton (St Edmunds Catholic Academy), Dudley (Bishop Milner Catholic College), Stourbridge and close to Walsall (St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College).

Church of England Secondary Schools are present in the Walsall and Wolverhampton with one in the Rowley Regis area near Dudley (St Michael's CE High School).


There are Church of England schools for young adults and pupils from primary education in both central Worcester and many of the surrounding villages to further education at sixth forms at The King's School.

There are also several Roman Catholic primary schools to choose from in the Worcester area including St Joseph's Catholic Primary School at Droitwich Spa.