I am delighted to welcome you to the Hive College website.

At the Hive College we are dedicated to do all we can to help our students develop and succeed in their aspirations, enjoy their time at college and develop the important qualities they need to aid their transition into adult life.

We set high expectations; students must be willing to work hard and are encouraged to take pride in what they achieve.  We have developed a safe college environment where everyone is encouraged to believe in themselves and reach their full potential.

We have developed an exciting and inclusive curriculum to meet the diverse needs of all our students who attend the Hive College.   We have developed outstanding relationships with employers across the Birmingham area and within local communities to assist us in providing the best outcomes to meet our student’s individual needs.

We hope you find our website interesting and informative.  If you require any more information contact the college by telephone or email.

Mrs Kim Everton
College Principal

Recent News

Latest Coronavirus update

Update 19th June

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families continue to be fit and well.

This week we had a small number of students return to college and I am pleased to be able to tell you that it went very well, all the plans and organisation we have put in place is working well. The students we have in are pleased to be back, as are the staff who are back working in college. Everyone is reporting they feel safe and that the college feels as normal as it can be in the circumstances. We have cleared class spaces to enable social distancing, and a system has been put in place to be able to pass safely when in the corridor. We are of course continuing to provide support for home learning and maintaining contact with our families in an attempt provide all the support we can during these difficult times.

Given how well things have gone so far, it is our intention to increase the numbers of students in college next week and to operate normal working day hours.  Following government guidance, we are limited on the numbers of students we can have in the college in order to maintain social distancing.

At the moment there has been no change in the Governments thinking that parents can choose whether or not they want to send their child to college or not, this remains your choice.

The college will close to all students on the 10th July 2020 for the summer break

Please contact the college if you need any help, support or advice,

Kind regards and keep safe,

Kim Everton

College Principal

Mental Awareness Week

This week is the which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.  The theme this year is kindness.
During theses socialising distancing times where people are feeling isolated, anxious and alone it couldn’t be a better choice.
To offer out acts of kindness and to receive kindness can and will have a massive impact on our daily lives.  So everyone is encouraged to commit one act of kindness a day and make a difference to someone’s life.
Kindness can benefit us in so many ways. These include:

  • Reducing stress
  • Increase sense of worth
  • Increases emotional resilience
  • Improves immunity system
  • A more optimistic and happier outlook on life
  • A sense of exhilaration and euphoria
  • An increase in energy
  • A feeling of  being healthy,
  • Decreased feeling of loneliness, depression and helplessness

The following link has guides and ways you can support this week.  It is a typing area where it states sleep is the theme.  Let us be kind to them though!https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families are well. We are expecting information about colleges reopening very soon. Can I assure you that we will be looking at these guidelines carefully before we decide what to do at The Hive College.

As a special college we have different challenges to mainstream colleges, and we will need to consider how we will respond to any information. The Hive will not be reopening before we have been able to consider and plan for what is best and safest for our students and staff.


We will be talking to all our parents about reopening and will be listening carefully to your worries and concerns. We will take your views into account when making decisions and will make sure we continue to consult with you as this situation develops.

I hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday and VE Celebrations.

Kind regards, keep safe

Kim Everton

College Principal