King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls is an Academy under the Academies Act, 2010.

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

To view the Admission Criteria and Policy for September 2022 please Click Here

To view the Admission Criteria and Policy for September 2023 please Click Here

The Birmingham City Council Local Offer webpage Click here

Admissions into Year 7

The school admits 192 students into Year 7 at the age of eleven with places allocated based on the entrance test arrangements. The full admissions criteria are available by clicking on the relevant link above.

All places at the School are free. A very large number of applications are made for entry in Year 7 and admission is based solely on the results of the entrance test administered by the Schools of King Edward VI. The admission process begins in May of year 5 when test registrations must be made. In September when students are in Year 6 information leaflets about admission are available and Open Events are held to encourage parents and students to visit the School. Parents, including those living in other education authorities, need to register for the tests with the Grammar Schools in Birmingham and must also complete the relevant Local Authority school preference form. Details of the entrance test and application form are available from

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Entrance Test – Saturday 17th September 2022

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 2023, you will need to register online for the test between 9th May 2022 and 4pm 30th June 2022.

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. For more information please visit

Sixth Form Admissions

The School admits approximately fifty to eighty external students into the Sixth Form each September. We welcome applications from ambitious and motivated students in the Birmingham area and beyond who wish to study at Handsworth Girls.

In November each year we hold a Sixth Form Open Evening for students current and prospective Students who are interested in studying with us at A Level. This evening is an opportunity to visit the school, meet the staff and students and to learn more about the courses we offer and the application process. For further details about the application process for prospective students, please visit the Sixth Form Admissions tab on our website (