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  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
    Vicarage Road
    Kings Heath
    Birmingham
    West Midlands
    B14 7QJ
  • Head: Mrs Linda Johnson
  • T 01214 442150
  • F 01214 445123
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.kechg.org.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 1021; sixth formers: 330
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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 3rd May 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

That word ‘fun’ cropped up frequently during our tour which was, in itself, a lot of fun. ‘We’re fond of irony, here.’ If you have the opportunity, ask about the Princess Award and its faintly politically incorrect prize of a bar of chocolate. Pomposity is as rare here as weeds on the centre court at Wimbledon. The atmosphere is lively, friendly and purposeful. Pupils greet one with an openness and friendliness that is delightful and clearly the relationship between staff and pupils is very happy. We witnessed some astonishingly lively and inspirational teaching...

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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.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Religious Studies at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Graphic Products at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2012 and after nine years as deputy head, Mrs Linda Johnson. Previously spells at Yardley and Sutton Coldfield, ‘but this is the place for me. I love it here.’ Says she was surprised to be advised to apply for the headship, and even more surprised to be awarded it. The crown sits lightly. Parents and pupils alike speak of her approachability and friendliness, though ‘she’s no pushover,’ said a father admiringly. On the website Mrs Johnson writes with a refreshing lack of jargon, ‘the students who leave us should be feisty, caring, confident young women.’ ‘She’s a superb role model,’ a mother told us. ‘Feisty, yes, and with a wonderful sense of humour, but she doesn’t take her eye off the ball and is both dedicated and fun.’ That word ‘fun’ cropped up...

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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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