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Dr Weeks has injected new life into this distinguished school – the oldest independent school for girls in Birmingham. With wisdom and intelligence, concern for staff and pupils and an overall appreciation of the school’s potential, together with a clear eye for what is needed and an infectious sense of humour, she has made the school more attractive to parents and increased the range and variety of what is now a broad and progressive curriculum as well as a stimulating extracurricular programme.

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What the school says...

Entry to Edgbaston High School for Girls at Year 7 - Girls are required to take tests in; English, Mathematics and a short dictation to assess grammar and spelling. A report is requested from the present school and then an interview with Headmistress is arranged.

Scholarships and means-tested Bursaries are available at Year 7 and Sixth Form entry.
Scholarships are available at entry into Year 3.

Entry 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 A*-B (including English and Mathematics) and the GCSE grade requirement for each AS Level subject of their choice as described in the Sixth Form Prospectus.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Creative Writing at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2006, Dr Ruth Weeks BSc PhD. A Birmingham girl born and bred, she describes this part of her interesting and successful career as ‘coming home’, but with no disloyalty to her earlier jobs. A chemist by training – that’s how she gained her PhD – she was about to begin academic research on muscles when the demands of her husband’s career caused the family to move. In the course of her career she has been deputy head of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and head of Redland High in Bristol. So there’s bags of experience here and a lot of intelligence.

A past GSG entry mentioned, with gentle irony we hope, the King Edward V1 consortium of schools as being the leaders in Birmingham education. Dr Weeks’ response was...

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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
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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