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  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
    Vicarage Road
    Kings Heath
    Birmingham
    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: 1,070; sixth formers: 323
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: We will be running some open mornings by appointment only during the week beginning 18th October
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th November 2021
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school has a specific strategy for the arts and humanities in order to counterbalance the demand for sciences. All do drama and music for the first two years and have an hour a fortnight of a STEM course where the emphasis is on the creative interface between mathematics and technology.  The school has always been highly selective and is often at or near the top of regional and national league tables of selective state schools.  Whether the new admissions criteria may...

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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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School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2012, Linda Johnson. BEd and a master’s in education from University of Birmingham. Previously deputy head for nine years. Before joining Camp Hill taught at West Midlands schools in Yardley and Sutton Coldfield. The grande dame of the Birmingham headship scene she wears her vast experience and wisdom lightly, but no one should be in any doubt that here is a woman who knows her stuff and whose advice and counsel should be grasped with both hands. Always elegantly turned out, she has a warmth combined with an inner steeliness that makes her respected and liked in equal measure. A brilliant role model for her pupils, Mrs Johnson shows a successful leader can be calm, quietly spoken and act with dignity. She played volleyball at national level into her 40s. Married to a...

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Who came from where

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Special Education Needs

Interpreting catchment maps

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

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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