Student and tutor at Argent College


Principal: Alex Griffin
Age range: 16-25
Residential Provision: Yes
Local Authority: Birmingham
Policies: View Ruskin Mill Trust’s policies and procedures

Established in September 2015, Argent College resides in a former Victorian factory in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Our curriculum is centred on the creation of jewellery – using metal or leather – and useable craft items – such as textiles and candle making, performing arts, horticulture, and catering.

We have a unique urban rooftop micro farm, where biodynamic produce is grown by students to use in our canteens and onsite social enterprise provision – The Hive Organic Cafe and Bakery. The Hive also comprises a gallery and community craft space, providing outstanding work experience opportunities for our students and services for the local community.

The rooftop farm at Argent College
The biodynamic rooftop farm at Argent College

Safeguarding at Argent

Argent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support students and staff at school.  

Any concerns are passed to the members of staff who are part of our school safeguarding team, led by our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mike Claridge.

More information including our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our dedicated safeguarding page here 

“There is nothing else quite like Argent College. Wheelchair access is good and I felt very supported there.”

– Rachel, former student at Argent College

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