Parents / Carers

Click here if you wish to complete a City of Birmingham School Parent Questionnaire 

At the City of Birmingham School we understand that parental support makes a big difference to our students' success. This page has useful links and information specifically aimed at parents. Note that some of these links are to third party sites and while we have checked them they could be updated in the future. Welcome to COBS!

The City of Birmingham School builds upon the schools core values and creates behavioural expectations for all areas of the school, emphasising the core behaviour that should apply to every situation.  It is purposely simple to ensure all learners, parents and staff can remember our three simple rules and apply them consistently. Our rules require all pupils to be Ready, Respectful and Responsible.


Positive relationships with pupils are essential to our behaviour management and staff receive training on how to encourage positive and meaningful conversations with learners to promote trust and instil confidence, so that pupils believe that their school is an environment where they can succeed and achieve and that the staff are there to support them along the way. 

These three values are displayed in every campus across the whole school in order to maintain a focus on positive behaviour and to encourage pupils to understand how their behaviour impacts themselves, and others and how they can make changes that will have a positive impact in the future.

Parent Mail - Improving School Communications with Parent Mail

Parent Mail Welcome Pack

Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about.  

From May 2019 we have been using ParentMail, ParentMail Poster a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents. ParentMail is beneficial to you because you can:

  • Use a free mobile app on Android and iOS to pick up school messages instantly.
  • Complete forms, give consent/permissions and give feedback on surveys.
  • Keep on top of school meetings and events.
  • Book parents’ evening appointments.
  • And much, much more!

Registering with ParentMail is very easy! Over the next few days you will be sent either an email and/or text message from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions in the message. ParentMail Registeration-Poster

Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we highly recommend you download the ParentMail App for the best user experience.To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.

If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the help site:  or if you have not received any contact from ParentMail within 7 days please contact the campus your child attends for further assistance.

School Travel  - this the link to the website
School Travel (part of Birmingham City Council)  work with families and young people to develop travel solutions that help children and young people to access education in the same way as other people their age.
Free School Meals 
How to claim free school meals

You may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, up to the age of 19-years-old, if you (or your child) get one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

To claim a free school meal you should ask your child’s school or nursery for an application form. You will need to complete the form and return it to the school/nursery, along with evidence to support your application.

Support For Parents which is this links
Parent Info provides support and advice to parents, with contributions from leading experts and organisations with matters related to young people and families in a digital world.

Letters to Parents

Vaping Letter to Parents

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