Our School is built on pleasant, enclosed campus, close to the centre of Birmingham. We provide a 21st century learning environment with excellent facilities.

Our examination results are consistently fantastic. Check out details HERE.

Our last five Ofsted inspections have been outstanding. Read more HERE.

Recent national survey identifies King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls as the ‘best school in Birmingham’ and the third most desirable school in the country, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE.

To view the Admission Criteria and Policy for September 2021 please Click Here

In-Year Admissions Year 8 -11

If you wish to add your daughter to our waiting list, please complete and return both Waiting List forms below. The forms can either be returned by post to:

FAO Admissions Officer
King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
Rose Hill Road
B21 9AR

OR scanned and sent to our email

Waiting List Procedure

We will place a candidate on the waiting list for their year group once the correct forms have been returned. If a vacancy were to arise for your daughter’s year group, your daughter would be invited to sit a vacancy test consisting of Mathematics, English and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The test will last approximately 2hrs – 2hrs30mins and will include a small break so please ensure your daughter comes prepared with a drink / snack. After roughly 1-2 weeks, once all completed tests have been marked by the appropriate departments, parents will be informed on whether or not their daughter was successful. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone; unsuccessful candidates will be contacted via letter. Please note vacancies are rare as they rely upon a student leaving the School.

For more information, please email

For further information, please follow the relevant links to the left, or for sixth form admissions Sixth Form Admissions

BCC In Year Transfer Letter

BCC In Year Tranfer Form

Waiting List Letter

Waiting List Form

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Entrance Test

If your child is currently in Year 5 and you would like them to sit the entrance test for entry to Year 7 in September 2021, you will need to register online for the test between 4 May 2020 – 26 June (by 4pm).

If any dates/plans regarding the entrance test change from those already published, this will be communicated as soon as possible. We are monitoring the situation and will follow advice and guidance from the Government.