Depends very much on the club. I've yet to come across any BJA clubs that are enthusiastic about kata, it generally comes across as one those things you have to do, not want to do.
Having said that, it also depends on how you define start kata. We teach okuri ashi barai kata style, that is with sideways steps, because it is an effective way of teaching the technique. I am sure many other clubs do the same. So you may find you're learning bits of kata without actually being aware. Similar things apply for ne-waza where escapes are taught that actually appear in the kata.
As for learning and practicing a complete kata such as the nage-no-kata, it takes a lot of time and mat space. Unless you are already reasonably competent at the throws (and very proficient at ukemi) that might not be the best use of your judo time, at present.
I guess it depends what you want to get out of your judo, but Birmingham has some great clubs just check on the BJA website to see how many.