King Edward’s School is situated on a beautiful 50-acre site next to the University of Birmingham, which it shares with its sister school, King Edward VI High School for Girls. Few, if any, day schools in this country enjoy such space and quality of buildings, and yet we are less than three miles from the city centre.

The original 1930s building

The school’s original 1930s buildings provide outstanding spaces: a hammer-beamed assembly hall called Big School, an extensive library and large laboratories. These buildings have proved to be of lasting value, but there have also been substantial developments over the years in provision for PE, design & technology, art, science, IT and the library.



Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre

The £11m Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, which opened in 2012, provides a 400-seater concert hall, 120-seater studio theatre, a dance studio and further provision for the teaching, rehearsal and practice of music, dance and drama.


concert hall

Brode Wing

The Andrew Brode Wing, which opened in 2013, has provided new laboratories for Physics and Chemistry, a new Modern Languages Department and a bright and spacious Sixth Form Centre.


science and languages

Sports facilities

The school has extensive grounds which provide outstanding facilities for sporting pursuits. In total there are eight rugby pitches, four cricket pitches, three astro hockey pitches, five tennis courts, a rifle range, an athletics track and seven artificial surfaced cricket nets.

In front of the school’s main buildings there are five rugby pitches in the winter and three cricket grounds in the summer plus a small astro pitch for hockey and football. In addition, the school owns extensive land across the Bristol Road where it has the 1st XI cricket pitch and pavilion, the 1st XV rugby pitch, the Southall Pavilion and floodlit astro hockey pitch, which opened in 2015, and tennis courts.

For indoor sport, The Andrew Brode Sports Centre, which officially opened in May 2019, provides a large sports hall, cardiovascular fitness room, multipurpose space, classroom and changing rooms. There is also a 25-metre indoor swimming pool.


swimming pool

Memorial Chapel

The School’s Memorial Chapel was originally the upper corridor of the school building designed by Charles Barry in 1838, the architect of the Houses of Parliament. When the School moved from New Street to its present location in 1936, a section of the upper corridor of Barry’s building was moved stone by stone to the current site to become the Memorial Chapel.



Hiring our facilities

King Edward’s School regularly lets out facilities to businesses and members of the public. We are situated in a beautiful location in central Birmingham, which is easily accessible by public transport, as well as having parking available on site. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities, including a traditional hall, a music and drama studio, lecture theatre, and dining halls, offer the perfect setting for events, special occasions, photographic, film and video shoots.

For enquiries, please contact the Lettings Team who will be happy to advise on what might work best for your project. 

For enquiries, please contact the Lettings Team who will be happy to advise on what might work best for your project. 

Telephone: 0121 472 9585 (Please due to the nature of the work, email is often the best method of contacting the team). 

The Performing Arts Centre (PAC), is situated in a spectacular position in the grounds of Chantry Court, with its beautiful oak tree at the front entrance. Large windows provide beautiful views across our site, and Winterbourne gardens from the Upper Studio.

The PAC houses: 

  • A stunning 400 seater concert hall, with the flexibility to host dance and drama performances in a variety of configurations, as well as serving its primary design function for orchestra and choir, with its celebrated acoustics 
  • A 90 – 100 seater black box studio theatre
  • A rehearsal and multi-use studio, with mirrors for dance
  • A smaller musical rehearsal and performance room
  • A foyer and bar area. 

All spaces are equipped with A/V facilities, and the studio and concert hall both have a high technical production specification. There is also plenty of backstage space, along with practice rooms, dressing rooms and meeting space. We can also provide Box Office and bar facilities.

The PAC is a managed building and the team are always happy to discuss your requirements, and offer advice regarding any event that you might be looking to organise. For further information please visit the PAC website or email us on


If you wish to find out more information about hiring our sports facilities, please contact our Sports Letting Coordinator on 07719 568 203 or email:

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