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  • King Edward VI Aston School
    Frederick Road
    West Midlands
    B6 6DJ
  • Head: Mr Colin Parker
  • T 0121 327 1130
  • F 01213 287020
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  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 825; sixth formers: 260
  • Religion: Christian
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 13th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

What is particularly striking about Aston is the way it has moved on from traditional stereotype of boys’ schools. To start with, we never heard anyone talk about ‘boys’, it is always ‘students’ or ‘the young people’. The boys are a delight. Serious and earnest, deeply loyal to the school, they are aware of the privilege of being at a King Edward’s school.  They appear to genuinely care for each other. Teachers say the boys don’t have to…

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11 1st test - verbal and numerical reasoning. 2nd test - non-verbal reasoning. No interview.

Sample papers available commercially.

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Grammar School (Grade 4 Music or Dance)

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Since 2004, Colin Parker (50s). He has a history degree from Liverpool and higher degrees from Leicester and Warwick. He spent three years working in the insurance industry before starting teaching in a large comprehensive and then moved to the selective sector. We were very impressed to see him in the play area at lunch time and the boys tell us that he is out there every day ‘noticing things’. They regard him as approachable, down to earth, informed and caring about everybody, positive and with an incredibly clear vision for the school and for the boys that we see he has communicated very powerfully. Parents tell us he is out in the playground at the end of school too, and they also find him friendly and easy to talk to – ‘he is...

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