Welcome to King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls

A very warm welcome to the King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls website! I hope you will absorb some of our school’s special atmosphere. Academic achievement at the highest levels is at the heart of this school and girls are given every opportunity to succeed. Excellent teaching, wonderful resources and enthusiastic learners are a powerful combination. Equally important is that our girls are active members of the school community.

We provide many opportunities for involvement in extra-curricular activities including music, sport, fund raising for charity, and a variety of subject related clubs and societies; our students are encouraged to have a go, to take risks and develop their resilience. There are also opportunities for travel abroad, as well as UK based residential and day visits in the West Midlands and beyond.

We are a hard working and caring school with a passion for learning and an outstanding record of achievement.  In an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, we encourage everyone to reach their potential. As students progress through the school they can become involved in a wide range of influential leadership opportunities.  Our Head Girl and Deputies are complemented by the Senior Prefect team, House Captains, Form Captains and form representatives in the School Council

I believe that we develop well-educated young women who are capable of independent thought. By exercising integrity and respect for others, I hope that they are able to influence the ever-changing world in which we live.

Elisabeth Wager BA HONS, NPQH
Headmistress

MESSAGE BOARD
Click here to read the Summer Term Newsletter

•Whilst the formal application process is now closed, if you gain the necessary entry requirements of at least 5 A or 5 A* grades at GCSE. Please feel free to come back on results day, to the Sixth Form Centre via Rose Hill Road, B21 9AR to see if there is still space available.

•Well done to the Mock Trials team for winning the finals. We've now won 4 years in a row!

•Congratulations to 'The Next Chapter' team for winning Envision UK's Volunteer Champions #TruthAboutYouth Award!

•Deadline for registration to sit the entrance test is Friday 11 July 2014 Click here for more information

•Building work on our new science block will begin June 20th, having been awarded a grant from the government of £1.2million

•Boxes and boxes of books from the science department move have now been donated to the charity HOPE and are making their way to Uganda. CLICK HERE to read more about this fantastic charity.

•One of our students Mohini Samani has been interviewed by Midlands Today about her battle with leukaemia, and her admiration she has for Stephen Sutton CLICK HERE to watch the interview

•Congratulations to the Y9 Mock Trial Team who have made it through to the national finals!

ofstedlogo •"Outstanding" Ofsted report CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.