About King Edward's School

King Edward’s School, Birmingham was founded in 1552 by King Edward VI and to this day provides an academically challenging and intellectually exciting education for bright boys from across the West Midlands.

A leading boys’ day school, King Edward’s has around 900 pupils aged from 11 to 18. The majority of our pupils join at age 11 and continue through until they are 18 but some boys also join us in 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.
King Edward’s pupils enjoy considerable academic success and our pupils are prepared for a global future.
The individual pupil 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 pupil to succeed to the best of his abilities, helping him grow and develop in the best way for him.

aged from

11 to 18
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 offers a rich and vibrant educational experience and we want boys to come here who 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 pupil 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 leave prepared for all that 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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