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King Edward VI High School for Girls

Edgbaston Park Road
West Midlands
B15 2UB

+44 (0)121 472 1834

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: All Faiths

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 630

King Edward VI High School for Girls fees:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
330 / 6077

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (630)

Sixth form: (191)

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KEHS offers academic scholarships to the most able girls at 11+ and 16+ at the discretion of the Principal. Academic Scholarships are available each year and there is no separate scholarship examination.

Scholarships are not available to girls joining the school during Thirds, Lower or Upper Fourth years (Years 7, 8 or 9).

A Music Scholarship is now available to girls joining the school at 11+ and 16+. Girls who achieve very highly in our entrance examinations, and who are also Grade 6 or above in their musical instrument, will be invited to audition. An application for the Music Scholarship must be submitted with the registration form.


Assisted Places

Our school aims to offer an exceptional education to the brightest girls in the Birmingham area, irrespective of their parents’ ability to pay fees. Funding for Assisted Places is provided thanks to a substantial grant from the Governors of the King Edward VI Foundation and generous donations from Old Edwardians.

An Assisted Place is awarded on academic merit based on the school’s own entrance examination at 11+ and academic interview at 16+. Assisted Places are means-tested, based on family income and assets.

Demand for Assisted Places far exceeds the funds currently available, so unfortunately not all girls who perform well in the examination and apply for an Assisted Place can be funded.

Parents must indicate interest in an Assisted Place on the Registration Form.

Please see the www.kehs.org.uk/admissions/assisted-places for more information.


What is the difference between an Assisted Place and a Scholarship?

An Assisted Place is awarded on academic merit based on the School’s own 11+ Admissions Examination in January. It is means tested and is based on family income and assets. Families with income below £20,000 will pay no fees, and there is a sliding scale which provides a fee reduction for families with income up to £72,000. The scale is included with the school prospectus and is available on the website.

Demand for Assisted Places far exceeds the funds currently available; we will not be able to offer Assisted Places to all eligible girls. Parents should indicate on their application form, that they wish their daughter to be considered for an Assisted Place. A scholarship is awarded for academic merit, based on the school’s own 11+ entrance examination in October. Scholarships are not means tested and range in size from 10% to a maximum of 50%. It is possible to receive a joint award of a scholarship and an Assisted Place.


Sibling Discount

A tuition fee sibling discount of 25% is available for the third and subsequent child(ren) currently attending either this school or King Edward’s School where parents are paying full fees for three or more siblings from the same immediate family.


Key Dates

1st April 2019 Applications open for 11+ 2020

22nd June 2019 Open Day

23rd September 2019 Applications close for 11+ 2020

4th October 2019 11+ Entrance Examination


Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies