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King Edward VI King’s Norton School for Boys becomes the 14th Foundation school

We are delighted to announce that on 1st January 2024, King's Norton Boys' School officially joined the King Edward VI Foundation. The transition marks an exciting chapter both for the Foundation and the school, which has been renamed King Edward VI King's Norton School for Boys. 

King Edward VI King’s Norton School for Boys is a successful comprehensive school for boys aged 11 – 16, located in south Birmingham. Its ethos is "to strive to provide the highest quality education which allows all of or students to thrive academically and personally."

Headteacher, David Clayton, said: "We are proud of our journey and excited for the future. With 100 years of history, our school has many great traditions that live on in our ethos today. We maintain the best of these traditions and enhance them with the latest educational practice; this provides us with a blend of traditional values with a forward-looking approach to learning. 

"Joining the King Edward VI Foundation will support the school in our shared aims and values: working together to achieve the best for the children and young people of this city."

The King Edward VI Foundation aims to raise aspirations through forward-thinking, inclusive and holistic education, aligning with the high aspirations that King Edward VI King's Norton School for Boys has for its students. The Foundation will support the school's vision, ethos, values, and strategic priorities to deliver high quality and well-rounded learning.

Jodh Dhesi, Chief Executive of the King Edward VI Foundation, said: "We are delighted to have welcomed King Edward VI King's Norton School for Boys in the Foundation. Together we will build on the school's history and ethos, and our shared vision and values, to provide the very best education for boys in south Birmingham."

The King Edward VI Foundation consists of 14 schools across Birmingham,: two selective independent school; six grammar schools; and six comprehensive schools.