The King Edward VI Foundation Birmingham is celebrating that five of its schools are today ranked in the top 10 schools for academic performance in the West Midlands and that two have taken regional titles.
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, in Kings Heath, takes the West Midlands State Secondary School of the Year accolade in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2024. It is ranked third for academic performance, and takes the overall award in recognition of how it helps its pupils flourish.
Meanwhile, King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS), based in Edgbaston, is named West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year for Academic Performance, having taken first place in the academic rankings for fee-paying schools for the third consecutive year. It is placed 10th nationally, a tremendous achievement for a school based outside of London and the South East, the region which dominates the top rankings.
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, which shares the Kings Heath campus with Camp Hill Girls, is ranked second for academic performance among state secondaries in the West Midlands. Camp Hill Boys and Camp Hill Girls are both ranked in the top 20 state schools in the country. King Edward VI Five Ways School in Bartley Green, which is the Foundation’s only fully co-educational grammar school, is placed seventh in the West Midlands state school rankings.
And King Edward’s School, which shares the Edgbaston campus with KEHS, is placed third in the independent school rankings.
The guide, which is published online today and will be available in print on Sunday (3 December), ranks schools according to their public exam results – GCSE and A Level or IB Diploma – from this year.
Jodh Dhesi, Chief Executive of the King Edward VI Foundation, said: “The Foundation aspires to make Birmingham the best place to be educated in the UK and so it is always pleasing to see our schools’ success recognised in this way. While we celebrate listings such as that published today, we also applaud the diverse ways in which all the Foundation’s 13 schools demonstrate excellence in the rounded education they offer. For us, what happens on the sports field, on stage, through charity work or through our pupils simply looking out for each other is as important as what happens in the classroom.”
Helen Davies, Editor of The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide 2024, said: “The educational landscape continues to be challenging across both the state and independent sectors, and this is the first true assessment of post-pandemic exam results. We believe these rankings – and all the additional information on offer in Parent Power – provide parents with a more reliable guide to academic achievement in schools today.”