The central aim of King Edward’s School is to provide an education for able boys, regardless of their background. In the admissions process we do all that we can to ensure we offer places to the boys who have the greatest potential to benefit from a King Edward’s education.

King Edward’s is a highly academic school, but it is also a thriving community full of individual talents and personalities. Our selection process has been designed to identify boys who are not only able to succeed here academically, but who will also contribute to the life of the School. In addition to the entrance exam, we place much emphasis on school reports and also interview a high proportion of candidates. We want to make sure that the boys who come here will make the most of the opportunities available to them.

To ensure the School is accessible to those candidates that we believe would flourish at King Edward’s, we provide a significant number of means-tested Assisted Places and also scholarships for both academic performance and musical ability. The boys here are individuals and it is the diversity of their backgrounds and interests that enriches our school community.

The normal entry points to the School are at 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Sixth Form), although boys are admitted into other year groups in exceptional circumstances. The majority of boys enter the School in Year 7 and stay with us for the Sixth Form.

If you have not yet visited the School, we would strongly recommend you come along to one of our Open Days or arrange an individual family visit to get a feel for what life is like at King Edward’s and experience what makes our education so unique.

Contact the Director of Admissions

For further information on any part of the admissions process or to arrange a visit to the School, contact Mrs Nicole Phillips, Director of Admissions on tel: 0121 415 6056 or email:

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