Statutory Information

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.

1. 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, emails will be 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
Miss S Padhiar, please address any postal queries to the school address or email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Miss J Glendenning – Assistant Head
Deputy DSL:
Mrs C Berry – Co Head
Mrs N Daniel – Deputy Head
Mr N Heppel – Assistant Head

Safeguarding Addendum COVID 19 School Closure in the Event of Lockdown Period of Remote Bubble Learning

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

2. 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.

3. Ofsted Reports

School Ofsted Reports can be located on the school website: us/ofsted/

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

4. Exam and assessment Results (2019 results)

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 2019 can been here:  Exam Results 2019

Key Stage 4 results: 2019

Progress 8 Score 0.65
Attainment 8 score 74.8
Percentage of pupils achieving  grade 5 or above in Maths and English 98.8%
Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate 88.3%
EBacc average Point Score 7.07
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (2019 leavers) 99%

Post 16 (16-19) results: 2019

Progress in English and Maths None entered in Key Stage 5
Progress compared to students across England 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) 100% (2019 data)
Student destination (percentage who continue into education, employment or training ) 87%  (2019 cohort)

16-18 Performance tables can be seen here

5. Performance tables

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

6. Curriculum

  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:
  2. Our curriculum policy outlines our approach and curriculum offer at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls. 

PSHCE and SRE Policy

RE and Collective Worship Policy Statement


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.

7. Remote Learning/Outbreak Management

Click here to view Remote Learning Provision

8. Behaviour Policy

Click here to view the Behaviour for Learning policy

Click here to view the Anti-bullying policy

9. Pupil 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 2020-21

10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch -up premium

Click here to view the Catch-up premium plan

Click here to view the COVID 19 Catch Up Premium Report

Click here to view the Catch Up Intervention Funding Summary

11. Equality objectives

Our Equality objectives

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

The Academy Trust HR Equal Opportunities policy


Academy Trust Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

12. Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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

Click here to view the Special Educational Needs Policy


Accessibility Audit

Click here to view the Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy

Local Offer Birmingham

SEND Local Offer video

13. 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

Mrs N Daniel (Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for CEAIG)

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 are to be 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

14. Complaints policy

Click here to view the complaints policy

Click here to view the Academy Trust Whistle blowing Policy

15. 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

16. Governors and Trustees information and duties

Scheme of governance

Local Governing Body members and committee structure

17. Charging and remission policies

Click here to view the latest charging and remission policy

18. Values and ethos

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


Additional documents:

Prize Policy 2021

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.