Based in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, King Edward’s School shares a 50-acre site with King Edward VI High School for Girls, which provides extensive space and facilities matched by few day schools in the country.
Academic standards are high and the school fosters an atmosphere that enables boys to flourish individually and develop an intellectual curiosity.
The school’s teaching staff are passionate about their subjects and focused on supporting boys to succeed to the best of their abilities.
As a result, pupils enjoy considerable academic success and go on to the very best universities.
All boys in the Sixth Form study the International Baccalaureate Diploma and this year boys produced outstanding results, with 54% achieving 40 points or above (the equivalent of more than 4 A*s at A-level).
“The school celebrates the diversity and individuality of its pupils and spends over £1.5m per year to ensure it fulfils its central aim of providing an outstanding education for able boys, regardless of the financial circumstances of their families.”
The school’s 2016 GCSE results were also impressive with just under 90% of entries graded A* or A.
The school offers a rich extra-curricular programme and, although entry to the school is based on academic merit, the school also looks for boys who will take full advantage of the educational experience on offer.
With over 50 clubs and societies, 18 different sports and around 140 trips a year, every boy can find at least one thing that enlivens and enriches his life.
The school also has extensive and well-equipped facilities including the £11m Ruddock Performing Arts Centre – which houses around 40 school concerts and
music recitals and 20 drama performances each year – and the £2.5m Southall Pavilion and astro hockey pitch.
King Edward’s is one of the most socially and ethnically diverse independent schools in the country, attracting pupils from a wide range of backgrounds.
The school celebrates the diversity and individuality of its pupils and spends over £1.5m per year to ensure it fulfils its central aim of providing an outstanding education for able boys, regardless of the financial circumstances of their families.
Up to 30 means-tested Assisted Places are available each year for entry into Year 7 and a few places are also available for Sixth Form entry.
In its inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in May 2017, the school achieved the highest possible rating of “excellent” in all areas.
The inspection report praised the “consistently exceptional” examination results and pupils’ “outstanding learning attitudes”.
Relationships between pupils were found to be “harmonious and respectful” and the “excellent relationships” between pupils and their teachers were recognised
as being “based on mutual trust and high expectations”.
The best way to find out more about King Edward’s School and experience the buzz of school life is to attend one of the school’s open days.
The next open morning is on Saturday, September 16, from 10am-12.30pm.
For more information on King Edward’s School, telephone Mrs Nicole Phillips, Director of Admissions, on 0121 415 6056 or visit www.kes.org.uk
King Edward’s School
Edgbaston Park Road
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