inset_generalAbout Alderbrook School

Alderbrook is an 11-18, mixed comprehensive school serving the pleasant area of south Solihull. It was formed in 1974 from an amalgamation of Harold Malley Boys’ and Harold Cartwright Girls’ Grammar Schools. In 2011 the school became an academy. The school was a specialist arts college for many years and still retains an emphasis towards the arts within the curriculum design. Approximately 250 pupils of all levels of ability are admitted each year with a further 9 places reserved for pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need, for whom the school is additionally staffed and resourced.

Alderbrook Governors and staff share a passionate commitment to meeting the varied individual needs of all the students in the school and of making their educational experience here a joyous, inspiring and successful time of growth and development which lays the foundation for a lifetime of further learning and future success. To that end we have made our Mission Statement central to all that we do at Alderbrook.

“Our purpose is to provide a high quality, inclusive education which will support, challenge and inspire children, enabling them to succeed and mature, to fulfil their potential and to become lifelong learners…”

This website aims to introduce you to life at Alderbrook but there can be no substitute for a personal visit to the school. We would be delighted to show you round and answer any particular queries you may have. Please contact us for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you.


Dr J Smith