The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 September 2012. This requires the Governing Body to arrange for specific information which must be published on the school website.

School Contact Details:

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls,
Rose Hill Road,
B21 9AR
Telephone – 0121 554 2342

School opening hours:
Reception is open from 8.00am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.  (42.5 hours.)
Compulsory attendance is from 8.35am to 3.35pm.

For queries please email the address below, Mrs S Harvey (Head’s PA) will ensure emails are forwarded to the most appropriate person.

Interim Headteacher: Miss Clare Berry

Chair of the governing body:
Mr David Wheeldon
c/o The Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham
Foundation Office
Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2UD

Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator
Mrs A Lomas, please address any postal queries to the school address or email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss J Glendenning – Assistant Head
Mr N Heppel – Assistant Head

Deputy DSL
Mrs C Osborn – Associate Senior Leader
Dr M Perrins – Pastoral Leader
Ms A Pettit – Assistant Head
Mr S Ramsey – Interim Deputy Head
Miss J Samuels – Pastoral Leader
Miss C Toy – Family Liaison Officer
Mrs R Ubhi – Pastoral Leader

The Data Protection Officer for the Academy Trust is “GDPR Sentry”.
Telephone: 0121 472 1147
Post: Risk and compliance, Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD.
The Data Protection Lead for this school is Mr C Trotter

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is part of the King Edward VI Multi Academy Trust (MAT)
King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham
Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD
Tel: 0121 472 1147

Admissions Arrangements:

Admission to the school for year 7 entry is made via the “Grammar Schools in Birmingham” website using the link below. Open day information for all Grammar Schools in Birmingham may also be found on their site when they are known.  The admission policy and catchment area links explain how we give priority to children who have received free school meals in the last 6 years and based on the location of their home.

School uniforms

Use this link to see the school Uniform webpage.

Ofsted Reports

School Ofsted Reports can be located on the school website – click here

Click on the link to see the School’s reports on the  OFSTED Website.

Test, Exam and Assessment Results

Actual exam results for 2023 can be found here:  Exam Results 2023

Key Stage 4 results: 2023

Progress 8 Score 0.59
Attainment 8 score 75.16
Percentage of pupils achieving  grade 5 or above in Maths and English 100%
Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate 82%
EBacc average Point Score 7.11
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (2021 leavers) 99%

Post 16 (16-19) results: 2023

Progress in English and Maths None entered in Key Stage 5
Progress compared to students across England (2019 results as Level 3 value added figures will not be published for 2022 results) 2019 data Levels: -0.26
2019 data All “Level 3” academic qualifications: -0.26
Average grade A Levels: B
All “Level 3” academic qualifications: B
Student retention (percentage who complete the study programme) 98%
Student destination (percentage who continue into education, employment or training) 86%  (2021 cohort)

16-18 Performance tables can be seen here

Performance measures website

The latest School performance tables summarised above can be found here.


  1. Information about the content of the curriculum content for each subject and any other additional information can be accessed via the school website at: OUR CURRICULUM
  2. Our curriculum policy outlines our approach and curriculum offer at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls. 
  3. 16-19 Additional hours curriculum statement

PSHCE and RSE Policy

RE and Collective Worship Policy Statement

Accessibility Plan

At GCSE the following courses are offered:


  • Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, a Modern Foreign Language (French or German) and a Humanity (Geography, History or Religious Studies).

Options (Two subjects are chosen from the following):

  • Art, Computing, Design and Technology, Drama, French, Food and Nutrition, Geography, German, History, Music, PE and Religious Studies.

In the sixth form the following subjects are offered:

  • Art*, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design Technology*, Drama*, Economics, English Literature, French*, Geography, German*, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music*, Physics, Physical Education*, Psychology and Religious Studies. All A level subjects are only offered if numbers are sufficient to run the course. In addition all students carry out an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during year 12 and 13.

* As collaborative subjects with Trust schools locally.

Remote Education

Click here to view Remote Learning Provision

Behaviour Policy

Click here to view the Behaviour for Learning policy

Click here to view the Anti-bullying policy

Pupil Premium and recovery premium

Click here to view details of the impact of Pupil Premium funding.

No year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium was received for 2021-2

Public sector equality duty

The following documents record how we comply the the Public Sector Equality duty

Our Equality objectives

Academy Trust Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Please see the school SEND webpage for statutory information and further practical information.

Local Offer Birmingham

SEND Local Offer video

Careers Programme Information

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is committed to providing a comprehensive and planned programme of impartial careers education and advice. We seek to do this through these website pages, our careers events throughout the academic year and our Careers Advisors.

Contact Details

Mr C Packham  (Careers Lead)

Mrs S Jones (Careers Advisor)

There is a careers advisor in the Careers Office (blue room) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week and is available either via pre-arranged appointments or for drop ins during break and lunchtime.

Telephone 0121 554 2342 to leave a message for either person.

Careers Statutory Guidance

We follow the DfE statutory guidance document to plan and deliver out careers provision.

Careers Policy

King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls Provider Access Policy

Complaints policyClick here to view the complaints policy

Click here to view the Academy Trust Whistle blowing Policy

Annual reports and accounts

Statutory Accounts

Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Names of Trustees

Handsworth Deed of Variation to Funding Agreement 25.10.13

The Academy Funding Agreement 27-11-13

Executive pay

Gender Pay Gap 

Click here to see the schools’ financial benchmarking

Trustees’ information and duties

Scheme of governance

Local Governing Body Members and Committee Structure

Local Governing Bodies: Constitution and Terms of Delegation

Decision Making Matrix (Scheme of Delegation)

HAN 2023-24 Governors’ Details and Attendance

HAN 2022-23 Governors’ Details and Attendance

Charging and remission policies

Click here to view the latest charging and remission policy

Values and ethos

Click here to read our vision for King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls

Additional documents:

Student photography policy

Academy Trust CCTV Policy and Procedure

GDPR Privacy Notices and Data Policies

Website Privacy Policy

Website Terms of Use

Health and Safety Policy

Modern Slavery Policy

Use of ICT Student Agreement

Prize Policy 2023

Bursary Policy 16-19

Foundation Sustainability Statement

Should you require a paper copy of any of the information detailed on our website, please contact the main school office on 0121 554 2342.