The King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham has proposed changes to its Admissions policies for its six selective schools with an aim to improve accessibility for disadvantaged students; to ensure that there is priority for local children; and to provide a more consistent approach across our growing family of selective schools.
If adopted, these changes will apply for admission from September 2020 to the following schools:
- King Edward VI Aston School
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
- King Edward VI Five Ways School
- King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys
- King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls
The proposals are designed to enhance our historic mission of providing high-quality education, in a local school, for the children of Birmingham, regardless of background.
We aim to increase the percentage of places set aside for children eligible for the Pupil Premium from 20% to 25%.
In addition, by creating new priority catchment areas, we will ensure that all children eligible for the Pupil Premium who achieve a standard qualifying score (expected to be 205) and who live in the catchment area will be able attend their local selective school if they want.
A map of the proposed catchment areas for each school is available to view on our website as well as a presentation to explain what this might mean for your child, should they be interested in applying. Parents can check which ward they live in by visiting www.birmingham.gov.uk/wardlookup. We believe that a positive consequence of these changes will be a reduction in overall travel times to school.
The proposals are open to public consultation via Birmingham City Council. The consultation will run from 19 November 2018 – 7 January 2019.
Details are available from: HERE.
Please do make sure you respond to the consultation if you believe these proposals will positively impact your child, it would be great to hear your views.