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Independent Schools

Our independent schools share a beautiful 50 acre site in Edgbaston Park Road, close to the University of Birmingham. Although both schools charge fees they do offer free and assisted places to gifted and talented children from less privileged backgrounds.

King Edward’s School

King Edward’s School is the oldest post reformation school in Birmingham, originally being situated on New Street and with an impressive history that dates back to 1552. It is one of the most successful boys’ schools in this country.

Today the school reflects very closely the diverse racial mix of the city itself. Academic standards in the school are extremely high, and on average twenty pupils are accepted by Oxford and Cambridge and the vast majority of pupils go on to the best universities. King Edward’s School offers a unique environment with unparalleled opportunities in both academic and extra-curricular activities for gifted and talented boys from the ages of 11-18.

King Edward VI High School for Girls

King Edward VI High School for Girls was established in 1883, it originally shared the same site in New Street where the boys’ school was firmly established.

In 1940 it moved with King Edward’s School to its present site in Edgbaston. King Edward VI High School for Girls provides excellent facilities for girls of high academic ability from 11 to 18 years of age and continues to be one of the country’s premier day schools, being consistently placed with the leading schools in national league tables.

Like the boys’ school the High School for Girls prides itself on the wide variety of opportunities it provides for enrichment outside the curriculum.

The school welcomes girls from all backgrounds, and thrives on the rich, cultural and social mix of its pupils. The school has a generous means-tested bursary scheme to ensure girls from families from less privileged backgrounds have the opportunity to attend the school.

The school has very high academic standards and most of the girls go on to the best universities.

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