King Edward VI High School for Girls

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King Edward VI High School for Girls is a beautiful school with the capacity to transform the lives of the bright, multi-talented girls who come here from an extraordinary range of backgrounds. We’re delighted – though not surprised – that the Sunday Times recently rated us number one in the Midlands Top 10 Independent Schools – and not only for our outstanding results. We’re about far more than just stellar grades and Oxbridge places. Offering girls a richly varied and exciting rounded education in a friendly, nurturing environment is important to us.

We want to fire girls’ imaginations and arouse their intellectual curiosity so they discover their particular passions, from ground-breaking scientific research or American history to high-level sport, music or art. We know our girls will be tomorrow’s leaders and we want to help them develop the drive and negotiating skills they’ll need for the world of work, alongside the confidence to aim high and pursue their ambitions with determination whatever the challenges.

This is a unique school; the girls’ intellectual rigour, their focus and commitment, the questions they ask, the music they make, their fund-raising for a wide range of charities all demonstrate the quality of the education at King Edward VI High School for Girls. You are most welcome to come and visit us, meet our impressive girls and staff and discover for yourself why the education we offer is so distinctive.

Bursaries & Scholarships

Widening accessibility so that able girls can attend King Edward VI High School for Girls regardless of parental income has long been the aspiration of the Foundation.

Currently almost a quarter of girls in the school receive some form of bursary support thanks to funding provided principally by the Foundation but also by alumnae through donations and bequests. The assistance will be means tested and the outcomes will be either full or part fees depending on the individual cases of girls selected. The scales applied are available from the school and are updated annually. Parents complete an annual return detailing income and are asked to supply full supporting evidence. Forms are checked in detail by the Foundation Office staff.

Although the governors are principally committed to supporting the means-tested Assisted Places scheme, in addition the school offers academic scholarships to recognise the girls who excel in our 11+ admissions examination. For the academic year 2016/17, 18 girls have been awarded scholarships, either for their academic achievement or musical ability. In some cases, this scholarship is combined with an Assisted Place to generate a joint award. The Admissions Registrar can provide further details about Assisted Places and Scholarships either at our Open Events or in person.

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