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The sense of a new belonging: the excitement sparked by the gift of a teddy bear (The Hallfield Bear) to all reception children. When pupils were asked to sum up their school in a single word the normal gushy ones such as 'fun' and 'amazing' featured. More revealing were the words 'changing' and 'trustworthy'. For a school so close to the centre of Birmingham, it is good to see that…

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Interim Headmaster

Richard J Batchelor, previously director of studies, is holding the fort during the 2017/18 school year. The new head from September 2018 will be Keith Morrow, currently head of The Elms, junior school to Trent College. BA in geography and education from Hull and postgrad education qualification from Bishop Grosseteste College; leadership experience at several state primary schools before joining The Elms.


This is a selective school with a current boy-girl ratio of 55:45, girls and boys being assessed for their suitability to learn from 2+ onwards, whilst more formalised tests in English, maths and reasoning are set for those who wish to enter from year 3 and above. A small number of bursaries is available on a means-tested basis.

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