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  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
    Westbourne Road
    Edgbaston
    Birmingham
    B15 3TS
  • Head: Clare Macro
  • T 01214 545831
  • F 01214 542363
  • E [email protected]
  • W edgbastonhigh.co.uk/
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked prep school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 509; sixth formers: 123
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £12,774 pa
  • Open days: Sixth Form - October; Senior School June and September; Prep September, November and May; Westbourne - termly events.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

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...

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 the Headmistress is arranged.

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 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.

Scholarships and means-tested Bursaries are available 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.

Sports

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

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.

Academic matters

There is much rivalry over academic prowess and education amongst the many fine schools in Birmingham. Many parents with whom we spoke cited a school’s position in the league tables as the clearest indication of academic thrust. That depends. Some schools home in on a limited number of subjects, with their sights fixed exclusively on league tables. Probably because the ratio of staff to pupils is very generous, EHS is able to offer a very wide range of subjects - 27 at GCSE, including classical Greek and Latin. In 2018, at GCSE, 62 per cent 7-9 grades. All that and a range...

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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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