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

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

"Outstanding in English, History and Music because teachers have excellent ways of inspiring students to learn in these subjects" Ofsted, June 5th 2015.

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 are non-selective.

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. We also understand music competitions, auditions for music colleges, freelancing and have the expertise to help.

There's more though;
12-15 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.
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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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