About King Edward’s School

King Edward’s School, Birmingham was founded in 1552 by King Edward VI and is one of the leading independent schools in the UK.

Based in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, the School shares a 50-acre site with King Edward VI High School for Girls, which provides extensive space and facilities matched by few day schools in the country.

King Edward’s School is a boys’ day school with around 880 pupils aged from 11 to 18. The majority of our pupils join at age 11 and continue through until they are 18 but a few boys join us at 13 and around 10 boys join the Sixth Form.

The School has a longstanding tradition of ensuring that a King Edward’s education is open to all boys of ability, whatever their family or financial situation. On top of the £1m each year provided by the King Edward VI Foundation for the provision of places under the Assisted Places Scheme, in recent years over £12m has been raised for this purpose from alumni and other supporters. 

A King Edward’s education is both academically challenging and intellectually exciting. Boys enjoy considerable academic success and, as an IB World School, our pupils are prepared for a global future.

The individual boy is paramount and there is a great respect for, and celebration of, variety and difference. Our teaching staff are passionate about their subjects and support each boy to succeed to the best of his abilities, helping him grow and develop in the best way for him.

The School offers a rich and vibrant educational experience and we want boys to come here that not only love to learn but want to take part in all of the opportunities that the School provides. The substantial co-curricular programme and extensive opportunities to participate in sport and the performing arts means that each boy can find something to enrich his life and breed the courage, relationships and resilience that he will need to take on the challenges of the world.

More than anything, we want our pupils to love coming here and to go from here prepared for all that human life has to offer. If you’re considering sending your son here, please do visit and experience King Edward’s School for yourselves.

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