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King Edward’s High School for Girls


School Name: King Edward’s High School for Girls
Description: Girls
Acceptance Ages: 11+


King Edward VI High School for Girls was founded in 1883, in Edgbaston, within easy reach of Birmingham city centre with approximately 570 students aged 11 to 18. Governed by the trustees of ‘The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham’ foundation, which is also responsible for seven other local schools.

King Edward VI High School for Girls offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities alongside its academic curriculum, with excellent facilities for sport, music, drama and art. In June 2018, the school was featured in an article on ‘Ten of the best value private schools in the UK’, published by The Telegraph.

King Edward VI High School for Girls 11 Plus Admissions

Approximately 96 places available each year in the Thirds (Year 7) at King Edward VI High School for Girls. Places are allocated based on the school’s own entrance exam, which will be at the beginning of October, prior year of entry.

Applicants who will only be considered for scholarship will be called for an interview.

Results of applications are normally posted to parents on 1st of December.

A document addressing frequently asked questions about the admissions process are collated by the school and can be downloaded from their Admissions Overview page.

For further information on the King Edward VI High School for Girls application process, contact the registrar, Catherine Oakes, on 0121 415 2195 or

How to Apply for 11 Plus Entry to King Edward VI High School for Girls

Parents and children are advised to attend the school’s open day before applying for a place which takes place in June. For personal school tour arrangements, parents can contact the registrar, Catherine Oakes, by email ( and discuss any questions about the admissions process.

Registration is necessary for the King Edward VI High School for Girls entrance exam, which opens at Easter and closes in September, two weeks before the entrance exam. The registration form is available on the school’s website when registration opens.

A music scholarship is available to Year 7 students. Pupils who score highly in the 11 Plus exam, and who are a Grade 6 or above in their instrument, will be invited to audition. The application for the Music Scholarship should be submitted with the registration form.

Funding for a number of Governors’ Assisted Places (GAPs) is provided by a grant from the governors and are awarded on academic merit based on performance in the entrance exam. They are means-tested, based on family income and assets. Demand is high, so not all candidates who perform well in the exam and apply for an assisted place will be funded. Parents must indicate interest in an assisted place on the registration form.

King Edward VI High School for Girls 11 Plus Exam Format

The entrance exam consists of two English papers and one Mathematics paper.

English papers evaluate reading and writing skills. Previous tests have focused on poems, images and prose. Tasks have included comprehension questions, as well as opportunities for creative writing and personal responses to the stimulus materials.

Mathematics paper consists of different question formats designed to test ability in arithmetic and formal knowledge of algebra and geometry is not required. (No calculators are allowed.)

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