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Edgbaston High School for Girls

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‘We want parents to understand we’ll get girls their GCSEs and A levels, sending them off to good universities – it’s about more than a first class education. It is about teacher support, strong pastoral care and clubs, opportunities and exercise for life’, says headmistress. One pupil told us teachers are, ‘good at pushing you past what you think you can do.’ A parent praised, ‘they create the right environment to build confidence and realise potential academically and in other areas.'


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What the school says...

Edgbaston High School is an independent girls through school for girls aged 2.5 to 18 years. Entry into Year 7 at EHS is via examination. In 2021 this will consist of a 50 minute online assessment with a follow up interview. All girls sitting the exam are automatically considered for an academic scholarship.

Entry into Prep School is subject to a girl passing an entrance test. New girls can be accepted all year round, subject to availability of places.

Entry into Senior School other than at Year 7 - Admission in other age groups is dependent on the availability of places and performance in selective entry tests. A selective admissions test at the appropriate age level is administered in core subjects; English, Mathematics and one modern foreign language.

Entry requirements for Sixth Form - A minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades 9 -6 (including English and Mathematics) and the GCSE grade requirement for each AS Level subject of their choice as described in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

The school offers limited bursaries for Reception and Year 3 as well as scholarships and means-tested bursaries at Year 7 and Sixth Form entry.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



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Since 2019, Clare Macro (40s). Enjoyed state education in Leicester where lower, middle and upper schools sat in a row. ‘You hopped from one to another until the top of the road’. Considered police or career as barrister when heading to Exeter College, Oxford to read theology, yet teaching, ‘came to mind’ because of love for her subject (both parents also teachers). PGCE at Westminster College, Oxford before teaching posts at The Judd School and Latymer Upper where she met and married fellow teacher, Bill. Following birth of their three children she developed the ‘classic female reaction that I couldn’t be head of department,’ yet taking the plunge at Headington School, Oxford realised she was more than capable. Thence to Tudor Hall School rising to deputy head under ‘incredible mentorship of headmistress’. ‘Taught me...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Comprehensive SEN provision from 2 1/2 to 18. The School has an individual needs policy that ensures it meets the needs of every girl. This is achieved through 1 to 1 support, small group work, weekly clubs, schemes of work and departmental policies. The school prides itself on how well it knows each girl and provides appropriate support. Staff, parents and girls work closely together to make the girl's experience at EHS happy and productive. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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