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  • King Edward VI Five Ways School
    Scotland Lane
    Bartley Green
    B32 4BT
  • Head: Mrs Y L Wilkinson
  • T 01214 753535
  • F 01214 778555
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 1212
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th November 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th November 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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The grounds are immaculate - bravo, that delightful gardener - and the whole campus feels pleasantly contained and smartly arranged. Arriving at reception, and we did it more than once, is a delightful experience, not only because of the welcome given from behind the counter but also the smiling, friendly pupils. Head believes in trusting people, hence BYOD (bring your own device), a policy that is believed by many, though not all, to boost self-esteem. This vastly reduces time spent policing individual use of phones, tablets and laptops......Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Grammar School (GCSE)


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Special Education Needs

Every member of staff takes responsibility for the identification of pupils with Special Needs. Subject Staff identify individuals at both ends of the scale. Where Learning Support is needed pupils are referred to the school's Learning Support specialist where appropriate targets and strategies are then put into place. If difficulties are more specific then appropriate outside agencies are brought in. These might include Dyslexia screening, Hearing and Visual Impairment teams, and Inclusion and access agencies. Exceptionally able pupils are placed on the Able and Talented Register by Departments and Activity staff, from where they are included in the school's Able and Talented programme.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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