Starbank School

Welcome to Starbank School


Starbank has for many years been a very popular and successful primary school. In response to demand for places we became an all-through school from September 2014 onward. As part of this development a brand new building will open on Hob Moor Road (by Sept 2016) which will replace our current Annex site.
This is a very exciting time for Starbank and for our community. We hope you will want to be part of this future. We want our school to provide an outstanding education for all children and need your help to achieve that.
Your child has great potential. Help him/her realise it by choosing Starbank.
Gerry Hudson – Executive Head
Satnam Dosanjh – Headteacher


At Starbank we take e-Safety very seriously. On this page there is some useful advice for everyone to follow.

E-Safety Advice
We now have over 1500 pupils across three sites, close to the boundary between Bordesley Green and South Yardley. Arrangements for 2015-2016 are as follows:

  • Starbank Road site (B10 9LR) – this is the oldest and most established building where currently there is a large Nursery(all part-time) and classes from Reception up to and including Y5. By 2016 there will be classes from Nursery to Y6 on this site.
  • Bierton Road site (B25 8PY) – this has undergone extensive refurbishment since we moved in three years ago. It is a Listed Building which was originally built as a school in the 1930s but closed in the 1980s and was due to be demolished until early in 2012 when Starbank was asked to take it over to provide extra places. A Nursery (part-time and full-time) opened in September 2014 and there are now classes from Nursery up to Y6 on this site. For this year only a small number of Y7 pupils are based here.
  • Hob Moor Road site (B10 9BT) – this annex site has been used by Starbank for the past 20 years approximately. It combines a stand alone brick built building with a number of large well equipped demountable classrooms. The site includes children from Y3 to Y6 and approximately 270 Y7 and Y8 students. The portacabins include specialist facilities for science, food technology and art and design as well as a computer suite.

When the new build further up Hob Moor Road is completed it will cater for classes from Reception to Y6 in the primary part of the school and from Y7 to Y11 in the secondary part. By 2016 therefore Starbank will have Nursery places at Starbank Road and Bierton Road and will have primary places from Reception to Y6 on all three sites with 180 places available in total, 60 at each site. It will be our intention to try and ensure families can have all their primary age children on one site, usually the closest to where they live. All children from any of our primary sites will automatically be entitled to attend our secondary department on Hob Moor Road.

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Secondary Admissions 2016

Starbank had its first Y7 intake in 2014 so we currently have Y7 and Y8 pupils this year. At present most students are based at our Annex site on Hob Moor Road(B10 9BT) alongside some of our KS2 pupils. The classrooms are temporary portacabins which include specialist...
Term Starts Monday 7th September

Term Starts Monday 7th September

The new term starts on Monday 7 September for all pupils from Y1 to Y8. Nursery and Reception have staggered start dates which have been notified separately.

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Nature Blog 8

RP learn about nature

This week RP have enjoyed learning all about nature. Children have explored real shells, branches, logs and leaves with magnifying glasses and then made our own art works based on our findings. We have used paint, charcoal, natural objects and even made our own class tree on the writing table. We have had lots of […]

Space in RS and RP

Daanyaal  brought a rocket into school that he had made at home. Children were so excited to hear about how he had made it and were very keen to attempt to make their own. They also enjoyed exploring Space in lots of other areas around the classrooms.


RKS and RM’s Clay Tiles

Children have been exploring the clay. They have been feeling the texture and using their hands, rolling pins and cutters to manipulate the clay to create objects. Children have been introduced to printing on clay with pasta and making patterns. They enjoyed using different shaped pasta to see how it would print on clay and […]


Gardening at Starbank Nursery

  The children have been busy planting pansies in the wellingtons and weeding the flower beds. It is great to have help from Martin, the gardener. Martin will be working regularly with the nursery children


Welcome Meeting in RHS and RCS

   Thank you so much to the parents who attended our ‘Welcome Meeting’ today in RHS and RCS. There was a lot of information for parents, and opportunities for questions to be answered. The children really enjoyed showing their families what they have been doing in Reception so far, and showing them how brilliantly they […]