Balsall Common

Balsall Common village centre island.

Balsall Common village centre island.

Balsall Common is a large village in Solihull Borough with a population of approximately 7000, in the commuter belt between Coventry and Birmingham. The settlement would surely be considered a small town, but for the absence of the corresponding style of infrastructure.  Nonetheless, Balsall Common remains a sought-after location for homeowners thanks to strong transport links and good schools.

The village also boasts a steadily increasing variety of community events, clubs, activities and things to do.

Balsall Common

Following the development of various housing estates Balsall Common has expanded significantly since the early 1980s from what was a small village, with excellent transport infrastructure that links the West Midlands with the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond thanks to major rail and motorway arteries nearby, plus the recently expanded Birmingham International Airport, which began handling the giant Airbus 380 passenger planes for the first time in early 2016.

Local Schools

Heart of England School

This large secondary school has a good reputation, with approximately 1700 pupils, drawn in from a wide catchment area. The school is one of the major reasons that Balsall Common has long been considered the hub of a wider community that includes the satellite villages of Berkswell, Meriden and Hampton in Arden.

For further information visit the School’s website:

The Heart of England School

Balsall Common Primary School

This large Primary School has approximately 700 pupils and has forged a reputation for keeping pupils engaged with an impressive array of practical learning projects.

To learn more about the school visit their website:

Balsall Common Rail Links

Berkswell Station sits on the edge of the settlement and enjoys regular local train services linking it with Coventry, Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street. It is also on the West Coast Mainline which offers Berkswell a number of direct services in and out of London Euston with London Midland.

Local interest websites