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Edgbaston High School for Girls

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We witnessed some marvellous lessons with lively teachers who, rather than treat the pupils as if they were Strasbourg Geese, encouraged questioning and discussion and were rewarded by a lot of both. There is a palpable fizz in the classrooms. Fizz but no aggression.  A recent building which has made a considerable difference is a wonderful performing arts centre called - for obvious reasons, when you see it - the Octagon. It was there that we were privileged to watch an unforgettable impromptu performance by the school’s hula-hoop champion. A unique delight and rarely…

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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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Fencing

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Head

Since September 2019, Clare Macro, previously senior deputy head at Tudor Hall. Theology degree from Oxford; taught at Peterborough and St Margaret's School, Bedford Modern and Headington School before joining Tudor Hall.

Entrance

Many join from the prep at 11, others from local primaries. In 2020, nine from Blue Coat, four from Hallfield and three from The Shrubbery. Maths and English exams plus interview. Entry into the sixth form requires a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-6 (including English and maths), plus good grades in prospective A level subjects. Progression from year 11 at EHS into the sixth form and from the lower sixth to upper sixth is dependent in all cases upon sustained good progress and attitude.

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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
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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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