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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

Dr Ruth A Weeks (Headmistress)

Girls - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Size

895 pupils

Edgbaston High School for Girls case studies (28)

Year 6 taster day

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • St George's Church of England Primary School, Birmingham
  • Academic
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Choral Day

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Harborne Primary School, Harborne, Birmingham
  • Performing arts and music
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Dance Platform March 2019

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Stratford Upon Avon School, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Performing arts and music
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Dance Platform March 2019

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • The University of Birmingham School
  • Performing arts and music
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The Big Sing Soul

Partners

  • Edgbaston High School for Girls
  • Chad Vale Primary School
  • School sponsorship
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Impact of partnership work done in 2018 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 100 state schools involved
  • 100 to 200 state school pupils involved
  • 100 staff hours given

Impact Statement

EHS at present has 21 outreach partnerships
Projects fall under 10 categories


Projects and collaborations
Academic
Meet the Romans
A classics teacher from EHS introduced Latin to a Year 5 and 6 mixed class both in ability and gender at a St Brides School in Glasgow in October 2018.
Curriculum support
Edgbaston High School for Girls have established a partnership of sharing knowledge and expertise with Arc Boulton Academy, Sparkhill.
Dame Kate Adie Lecture
Edgbaston High School will host an evening with Kate Adie, one of the country's most respected and well-known broadcast journalists. An invitation has been issued to our local State Schools and one have accepted bringing 4 pupils.
Careers Fair at Edgbaston High School
Edgbaston High School for Girls Careers Fair. Again invitations have been sent to local state schools and again, one school have accepted.
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Outreach Classics Project
Sixth Form pupils were trained at EHS in presenting Classical studies to state primary school pupils. They then took the project to St George`s school on Wednesday Afternoons as part of their sixth form enrichment.

Design technology
Design and Technology Association (DATA)
On Monday 1 October, Year 12 D&T Fashion & Textiles A level students joined students from five other schools to attend an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


Sporting
West Midlands Gymnastics Association
West Midlands Gymnastics Association are an organising committee that run and administer Gymnastics competition for schools in the West Midlands area.
Dance Platform Event
Edgbaston High School for Girls will host a Dance Platform event in March 2019. Oldbury Academy will be invited to perform and share choreography amongst a number of local schools.
Harborne Hockey Youth Section
Junior Section section train at EHS involving pupils and facilities.
Harborne Little League
Edgbaston High School for Girls supports girls from local primary schools by providing all the facilities for Year 4-6 pupils to play in a netball league.
WASPS Netball Camp
Edgbaston High School is a base for Wasps Netball camps in school holidays. Open to all pupils aged 8-11 the camp ran for the first time in October 2018.

Governance
Holywell Primary and Nursery School
The Deputy Head Curriculum for Edgbaston High School is a Governor of Holywell Primary and Nursery School in Rubery.
St Georges Primary School
The Headmistress of Edgbaston High School is a Governor of this local C of E Primary

Volunteering
Birmingham City Mission Toy Link
BCM could not survive for a single day without its supporters – individuals, churches and other groups who share its vision and become involved in many different ways, generously giving time and resources. EHS began supporting BCM in November 2018.
Sponsorship
Edwards Trust Remembrance Event
Edward’s Trust was set up in 1989 by Peter and Hilary Dent in memory of their son Edward, who died aged 7 of cancer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. EHS have raised over £3700 for this organisation, funding 75 hours of family support. EHS has been involved with this charity for over 30 years.
Calthorpe Residents Society
This independent, voluntary group was founded over 40 years ago to represent the residents of the prestigious, historic and leafy Calthorpe Estate. EHS support MP visits, meeting and support events such as their tree lighting on Friday 23rd November.
Bournville BookFest
Bournville BookFest is one of the biggest children's book festivals in the UK and Birmingham's only dedicated book festival for 0 -12 year olds. Edgbaston High School were a Silver sponsor of the event in 2018, hosting the Year 5 event for over 700 pupils across the city and hosting weekend events- event will be repeated in 2019
Music
Musical Theatre Outreach
EHS invited our local state partnership primary school to attend our matinee performance of our last senior school musical “Phantom of the Opera”.
Sunrise Senior Living Concert
As part of the school Christmas programme, EHS supports Sunrise Senior Living by attending their annual Christmas concert and providing singing acts. This event takes place on a morning in December alongside St Georges Primary school.
St George's Day Celebration
The school joins with the church and other local state schools and community groups to present a lunch and entertainment in order to celebrate St George`s Day.


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