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  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
    Vicarage Road
    Kings Heath
    B14 7QJ
  • Head: Mr Martin Garrod MA
  • T 0121 444 3188
  • F 01214 412796
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 965; sixth formers: 334
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: See website
  • 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 29th April 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th May 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Library not so much excellent as inspirational. Superb head librarian uses every ploy in the book to get boys reading, including events where authors, including former pupil, crime writer Mark Billingham, talk about their work.Parents report quick and effective response to problems. Thriving house system, massively competitive - ‘the boys love their house competitions’, the head told us. This is definitely a school where people look out for each other...


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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.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Martin Garrod MA (engineering) PGCE. Educated at Merchant Taylors’ and Peterhouse Cambridge. Once upon a time a chartered engineer, switched to teaching in his 30s and served his apprenticeship in Bristol where, as a supply teacher, he enjoyed some experiences so frightful that they can only be said to have forged him. Beneath his unassuming, thoughtful and self-deprecating demeanour, you may be sure, there’s tempered steel. Married to a Brummie, three children. Came to the city in ‘93. Taught at Handsworth Grammar, graduated to King Edward VI Aston as head of maths, moved to Camp Hill as deputy head in 2003 and was crowned head in 2014, a career-capping appointment and in our view a wise and excellent choice. No sense whatever that age has wearied him, a capacity for self-renewal every...

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