Skip to main content
  • King Edward VI Aston School
    Frederick Road
    West Midlands
    B6 6DJ
  • Head: Mr Colin Parker
  • T 0121 327 1130
  • F 01213 287020
  • E
  • W
  • 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…

Read review »

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.

What the parents say...

No comments received for King Edward VI Aston School

Please login to post a comment.

2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

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

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says


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...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe now for instant access to data. Already subscribed? Login here.

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe now for instant access to school catchment.

Catchment is only available for English state schools, independent schools do not have catchment areas.

The data is based on actual admissions from the schools years September 2012 – August 2015 inclusive.

September 2012 – August 2013 (2012 intake)
September 2013 - August 2014 (2013 intake)
September 2014 - August 2015 (2014 intake)
September 2015 - August 2016 (2015 intake) released 2017 currently being processed will be published September 2018
September 2016 - August 2017 (2016 intake) not currently available

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, A level or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools by year of entry.
School data comparison by results, relative success and popularity.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Behind the scenes at The Good Schools Guide


For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to Boarding Schools.