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King Edward VI High School for Girls ranked the top academic school in the West Midlands

Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2023, has ranked King Edward VI High School for Girls the top West Midlands independent secondary school for academic results for the second year running. 

The guide, which is available online today and as a printed supplement on Sunday (11th December), has considered schools’ public exam results from 2022. More than 1,600 schools can be searched by name, local authority, town and postcode, allowing families to find the best school in their area.

It is the fourth time in six years that King Edward VI High School for Girls has been ranked first in a Sunday Times Parent Power listing for the West Midlands.

Second in the West Midlands is King Edward’s School, Birmingham, the leading boys’ independent school. 

Principal Kirsty von Malaisé said: “We were delighted with another set of outstanding results, which were testament to the impressive focus, resilience, and ambition of our students, the pastoral and academic support of our expert teachers, and the success of our online and hybrid learning during the Covid years.

"To mitigate the issues we all faced during this time, we amplified the sense of community, consolidating further our strong partnerships and service activities. For example, students were engaged in providing care packages for local primary schools, and trained as arts ambassadors for our successful TuneUp programme, working intensively with Birmingham schools on arts projects as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival’s Creative City programme."

King Edward VI Foundation Schools also featured heavily within the Top Ten State Schools table, with King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys achieving third place, followed by King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in fifth and King Edward VI Five Ways School in sixth place. 

For more information about Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, please visit thetimes.co.uk/parentpower