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

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

Headteacher: Mrs Amy Whittall

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

Deputy DSL:
Ms C Berry – Deputy Head
Mr N Heppel – Assistant Head
Miss C Toy – Family Liaison Officer

The Data Protection Officer for the Academy Trust is Tim Hasker.
Telephone: 0121 472 1147
Post: Mr T Hasker, 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.

Exam and Assessment Results (2022 (GCSE) and 2019(GCE) results)

Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years

2021 examinations were cancelled and student results were assigned using Centre Assessment Grades. There were no government created benchmarks for 2020 or 2021 results.

Actual exam results for 2022 can be found here:  Exam Results 2022

Key Stage 4 results: 2022

Progress 8 Score 0.56
Attainment 8 score 77.9
Percentage of pupils achieving  grade 5 or above in Maths and English 99%
Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate 91%
EBacc average Point Score 7.44
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (2020 leavers) 99%

Post 16 (16-19) results: 2022

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 reuslts) A Levels: -0.26
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) 97.7%
Student destination (percentage who continue into education, employment or training) 81%  (2020 cohort)

16-18 Performance tables can be seen here

Performance measures website

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

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.


  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 SRE Policy

RE and Collective Worship Policy Statement

Equality and Diversity Disability Discrimination and Access 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)

As well as the statutory documents below, pelase see the SEND webpage for further practical information.

Click here to view the School SEND offer and SEND Information Report

Click here to view the Special Educational Needs Policy


Accessibility Audit

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 Advisor, Mrs Connor.

Contact Details

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 Advisor.

Contact Details

Mr C Packham  (Careers Lead)

Mrs S Jones (Careers Advisor)

Mrs Jones is in the Careers Office (blue room) 3 days a week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

New Careers Statutory Guidance

The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018, including a number of new requirements for school careers programmes, most of which were met by the end of 2020. Many of the requirements are already met at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls, but we will be working towards those that are not.

Click here to view the CEAIG Policy

Click here to view the King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls Provider Access Policy

Click here to view the Careers Plan

Complaints policy

Click 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

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 2022-23 Governors’ Details and Attendance

HAN 2021-22 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:

Prize Policy 2022

Bursary Policy 16-19

Foundation Sustainability Statement

Website Privacy Policy

Website Terms of Use

GDPR Privacy Notices and Data Policies

Academy Trust CCTV Policy and Procedure

Use of ICT Student Agreement

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.