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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..

No clipped wings, no setting, no moulding, no ‘types'. Nurturing intellectual curiosity is the name of the game, with even greater efforts to encourage pupil participation in lessons since Covid (as with all schools, there has been inevitable Zoom fatigue and some hiding behind facemasks). Enrichment and academics seen as two sides of the same coin. The cookery classes for younger years, for instance, combine the joys of culinary skills with…

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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 (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 an offer of English at Cambridge proved too hard to resist. While freelancing as a musician afterwards, she taught on the side to make ends meet. ‘I loved it and realised my vocation.’ Following her PGCE (Roehampton), she worked as head of English in two state schools (Holland Park School and St Marylebone CofE School) then at Francis Holland before moving to Putney High as deputy head.

Unpretentious and straight talking, she has so far focused on three main areas - updating IT (eg putting webcams in all classrooms for blending...

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Special Education Needs

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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