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  • King Edward VI High School for Girls
    Edgbaston Park Road
    B15 2UB
  • Head: Kirsty von Malaisé
  • T 01214 721834
  • F 01214 713808
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Birmingham
  • Pupils: 650; sixth formers: 190
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £14,277 pa
  • Open days: Sixth Form Open Evening: Monday 18th October 2021, 5.30pm Open Morning: Saturday 18th June 2022, 9.15am - 12.30pm Open Morning: Saturday 24th September 2022, 9.15am - 12.30pm
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Wherever we went we were met with open friendliness, a willingness to chat and ready smiles. There were plenty of moments of quick and enjoyable repartee. A previous visitor remarked, ‘this is one of the few schools where enrichment is genuinely as important as the academic’. In fact they feed on each other. Cookery classes for third year pupils combine the joys of creating delicious food with scientific considerations involving different herbs and spices, temperatures and mixtures. Bags of music...

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What the school says...

King Edward VI High School for Girls offers a number of means tested assisted places as well as academic and music scholarships. Entrance examinations consist of: At 11 - 2x English and 2x Maths, no interview. At 16 - interview. No past papers available. The exams are accessible to all those following National Curriculum work. ...Read more

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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2020, Kirsty von Malaisé MA (Cantab) PGCE (Roehampton university) (40s), previously head of Norwich High. Trained as a musician at the Purcell School (was BBC Young Musician of the Year string finalist in 1990) and won a scholarship to the Guildhall, but chose instead to study English at Cambridge and to follow a vocation for teaching rather than performing professionally, though music continues to be central in her life. Head of English in two London state schools then at Francis Holland before moving to Putney High as deputy head.


The examinations are particular to KEHS. At 11+, in October of year 6, three papers (two English, one maths) - no reasoning. Emphasis is on creativity and potential rather than what the candidate has been taught. Applicants might be faced with some creative writing...

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The school selects girls by means of a competetive academic test. The curriculum provides for the needs of those girls, some of whom are exceptionally gifted and are catered for through a variety of curricular and extra curricular, formal and informal opportunities. The teaching staff are chosen as those most likely to meet the needs of academic girls. The turbulent years of adolescence mean girls will often experience emotional highs and lows and staff are committed to and experienced in supporting girls at those times, in the various forms the emotional difficulties might take. 10-09

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