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King Edward VI High School for Girls

King Edward VI High School for Girls

Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UB, West Midlands

0121 472 1834



King Edward VI High School for Girls
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1883
Principal Ms Ann Clark
Date Appointed 2013
Girls Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 591
Day fees per annum £12,888
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:12
Associations GSA,SofH

Founded in 1883, King Edward VI High School for Girls is one of the country's premier day schools, achieving GCSE and A Levels which rank it consistently amongst the highest-performing day schools in the country. KEHS offers girls a richly varied and exciting education in a friendly, nurturing environment and has the capacity to transform the lives of the bright, multi-talented girls who come here from an extraordinary range of backgrounds.

As a close-knit, caring community, KEHS is able to offer individual attention and support - whether a girl is a gifted mathematician, a talented linguist or a scientist enjoying the extra stimulation of university level extended projects. As one parent put it: "KEHS does difference well", and our liberal, tolerant ethos and respect for diversity, allows students to flourish.

KEHS aims to support girls to become resilient, confident young women, prepared for the challenges of modern life in further education and employment. We believe KEHS offers the best possible preparation for university life and beyond, thanks to the academic rigour expected and the intellectual confidence instilled in our girls through the outstanding teaching and the wide range of experiences on offer.

Last year saw one of our most successful set of results ever.

GCSE results 2017

  • 98% of grades were at A*/ A
  • 83% A*
  • 64% of girls achieved 9 or more A*
  • Ranked Third Nationally

A Level results 2017

  • 89% A*/B
  • 77% ABB or better
  • 73% of girls completed the EPQ

The School was voted as the Midlands School of the Year 2018 by The Sunday Times Parent Power.

The majority of girls join King Edward VI High School for Girls in Thirds (Year 7). Each year around 96 girls join us from a wide variety of backgrounds and schools.

Entrance examinations for Thirds (Year 7) take place at the beginning of October the year before entry. Registration opens the prior Easter and closes two weeks before the entrance examination takes place.

Girls wishing to join the Sixth Form are required to attend an academic interview before conditional offers are considered and applications are received between September and January, the year before entry.

Our Governors' Assisted Places Scheme aims to ensure girls who would benefit from an education at KEHS can come to the school irrespective of parental income. The scheme is means-tested and parents wishing to apply for fee remission must complete and return a statement of income annually.

We also offer academic scholarships to recognise girls who excel in our 11+ entrance examinations and 16+ applications. These scholarships are independent of parental income and can be combined with Assisted Places for exceptional candidates.

To understand what makes us so distinctive - the intellectual curiosity, the inspirational teaching and the excitement of so many bright creative people working together - you need to experience it first-hand; meet our amazing girls and staff and see for themselves the unique blend of tradition and innovative thinking which lie at the heart of KEHS.

Further information is available at www.kehs.org.uk.