The Arts

King’s Norton Boys’ School is serious about its commitment to the arts and prides itself as a beacon of creativity that places the arts at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum. This commitment ensures that all students are afforded an opportunity to participate in, enhance and develop their creativity, whatever their starting point.

At King’s Norton Boys’ School, students’ cultural diversity is celebrated and explored through innovative schemes of work that are delivered by passionate, dedicated and experienced educators; students are encouraged to ‘take the lead’ in their lessons, evaluating their learning and setting themselves personal targets to maximise their progress and achievement.

Your son will be offered many exciting and enriching opportunities at King’s Norton Boys’ School; visiting art galleries in London and Paris and hearing performances from City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra are just some of the high-quality extra-curricular activities KNBS students currently enjoy.

Alongside our extensive extra-curricular arts programme, King’s Norton Boys’ offer all students the opportunity to gain qualifications in arts subjects; Key stage three students have the opportunity to study for their ArtsAward Bronze and Silver qualifications and there is the option to study arts based subjects in Key stage four and five.

Whatever your artistic talents are ... even if you haven’t discovered one yet- King’s Norton Boys’ School will help open your eyes to a breathtaking new world in which imagination and creativity are encouraged, nurtured and well supported throughout your school days.


Artsmark Gold status is a sign of commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. KNBS has gained national recognition for its outstanding arts and cultural provision.