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Edgbaston High School for Girls

Westbourne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 3TS

T: +44 (0)121 454 5831

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ISC ID: 89745


Head

Mrs Clare Macro (Headmistress)

Girls - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Size

865 pupils

Edgbaston High School for Girls case studies (31)

St George's Day Celebration

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • St George's Church
  • Performing arts and music
  • Student well-being
  • Community work/fundraising
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Outreach Classics Project

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • St George's Church of England Primary School, Birmingham
  • Academic
  • ITT/teacher development
  • Student well-being
  • Community work/fundraising
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Humanities Day

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Thorns Community College, Brierley Hill
  • Academic
  • Career guidance
  • Higher education application
  • Student well-being
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Musical Theatre "Phantom" Outreach

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • St George's Church of England Primary School, Birmingham
  • Performing arts and music
  • Student well-being
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Bournville BookFest

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Bournville BookFest
  • Academic
  • School sponsorship
  • Student well-being
  • Community work/fundraising
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Careers Fair at Edgbaston High School

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • King Edward VI Handsworth School, Birmingham
  • Academic
  • Career guidance
  • Higher education application
  • Student well-being
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WASPS Netball Camp

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Wasps Netball
  • Sport/DofE/cadets
  • Student well-being
  • Wrap around care/holiday clubs
  • Community work/fundraising
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Dame Kate Adie Lecture

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • St Paul's School for Girls, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Academic
  • Career guidance
  • Student well-being
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Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)

  • 4 state schools involved
  • 50 to 100 state school pupils involved
  • 350 staff hours given

*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.

Academies or free schools sponsored

  • St Georges Primary School

Impact Statement

EHS at present (June 23rd 2020) has 32 outreach partnerships. Our partnerships are wide ranging and include reading with younger pupils, to preparing A-level pupils for higher education, sharing facilities and sharing good practice with other teaching colleagues.

EHS will from June 2020 be following the toolkit prepared by ISC to assist our school in measuring the impact of their partnerships going forward.

The predominent aim of all our partnerships is to to develop pupils academically in all fields, whilst also providing opportunites  to develop partner school pupils softer skills – those of confidence, resilience, grit and most importantly enjoyment.  

Examples of this is that 200 local state pupils take part in our ethics forum every year developing public speaking, community coheshion and the ability to empathise with another points of view. We also work with 200 state pupils every year across our 5 partnerships to develop the performance opportunities in the Performing Arts. We hope to track the increase in those pupils wanted to learn an instrument and gain self efficacy from our event in February 2020. We also read with 85 state school pupils every year as part of our sixth form enrichment programme. We hope to track an improvement in SATS results to see the percentage increase from the previous year. We also welcome 28 primary pupils when using our swimming pool every week within the school day. This equates to 9 extra hours of swimming for pupils which will see an increase in the pupils learning to swim framework qualifications.

Within our Maths Dept we have supported a state school through sharing good practice in teaching and learning and we hope that this input into the Maths GCSE results will show an uplift and that the pupils have an increased levels of self-efficacy.

As the Oldest Girls Independent school in Birmingham we also aim  to improve social cohesion between all our local state schools whilst improving self-efficacy and confidence in all pupils. We also hope all teachers value the shared resources and expertise experience.

From September 2020 we will offer each outreach opportunity a self designed questionnaire. This will  be a baseline survey that will be repeated at the end of the partnership. These questions will be designed in advance. The two surveys would ask the same questions for example “On a scale of 1 to 10 how confident are you about X”. We would hope to see a shift in scores. A proxy to this would be one survey asking participants to agree or disagree with statements such as “I feel more confident now about x because of event Y”.

We shall also explore other metrics such as peer reviews, interviews and focus groups- in particular with the sharing good practice of teachers. This would result in greater professional development for all teachers involved and that could also lead to Teacher cluster group meetings promoting sharing best practice, teacher retention, an In-school teacher performance measures and a reduction to the cost of CPD courses.

EHS also support an elite swimming club, Orion Swim Club, we can measure the impact of the training provision with offer to them by tracking regional / national competition awards, the improvement in personal swimmers times/achievements. Eventually leading to Professional sports participation. We can track this from the pool re-opening of July 2020 as EHS will offer sole traning provision to this club.

From September 2020 we also hope to offer Dance residency classes.
Outcomes will be measured by an increase in the confidence and the teaching skills of our Yr12 pupils and an expanded curriculum for our state partner school of St Georges Primary. We also hope the pupils listen attentively and engage in discussions and that there is increased enthusiasm for dance (particularly boys). We shall offer our dance studio, supervision, refreshments and specialist dance teacher(s). Hopefully pupils engage and participate actively, furthermore pupils may sign up to open dance rehearsals.

All partnership opportunities will be measured and then thoroughly reviewed.

Year 7 Scholarships

EHS offers scholarships to pupils who have shown particular academic aptitude in the entrance examination adn who we believe will contribute markedly to the life of the school. Successful pupils will be notified in their offer letters. There is a maximum of 50% remission fees, awarded on merit.

A music scholarship is available. Candidates take a written paper and give a performance. There are two scholarships available, up to a value of 50% each.

Sixth Form Scholarships 

EHS offers scholarships to both current and external pupils. External pupils are assessed via a written entrance examination in two of the subjects that a pupil hopes to study at A Level. Scholarships are awarded at the Head's discretion. Awards are conditional on agreed performance at GCSE.

A music scholarship is available.

Assessment dates

Closing date for applications for 2020 entry to Year 7: Saturday 21 September 2019
Year 7 entrance examination: Saturday 12 October 2019 
Sixth Form entrance examination: Monday 13 January 2020.

Martineau (11+) Music Scholarship Year 7 Entry: Written Examination – Saturday 12 October 2019   12.15 – 1.00pm; Performance Examination – Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Sixth Form (16+) Music Scholarship: Theory Examination – Monday 13 January 2020; Performance Examination – Friday 17 January 2020. Deadline - Friday 6 December 2019.

Bursary support with school fees

Year 7 - To apply for a means tested bursary for new entrants you will need to complete and return a Registration Form and a Bursary Application Form by Saturday 21 September, for entry in September 2020.

Sixth Form - To apply for a means tested bursary for new entrants you will need to complete and return a Registration Form and a Bursary Application Form by Friday 6 December, for entry in September 2020. 

All bursary applications are subject to means-testing and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on parental circumstance and financial information provided on review.

 

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants