• Admissions Leaflet

    Click to download the Admissions Leaflet for this year in PDF format.

    This document contains all the information needed for entry to the Grammar Schools in Birmingham.

  • Communication

    Timetable & Important Dates

    1.      Submit Test Registration Form by 4pm on Friday 29 June 2018.  N.B. Late registration WILL NOT be accepted.

    2.      Note that the test will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018.

    3.      Visit the School Open days.

    4.      Expect my child’s test results by Friday 12 October 2018.

  • Appeals Timetable

    Appeals Timetable (2018 entry)

    Offers - school places will be communicated in writing via your Local Authority on 1 March 2018 or next working day

    Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

    King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

    Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

  • Special Arrangements

    If your child is unable to sit tests on Saturdays for religious reasons we are able to arrange an alternative date. Please tick the box on the registration form and email a supporting letter from your religious leader if you would like us to do this. An alternative date will not be offered without a supporting letter. This letter must be submitted no later than Friday 29 June 2018.

  • Results and Offers


    You will receive your child's test score by Friday 12 October 2018.  The letter will indicate the scores required for admission to each of the schools in the previous three years. Parents/carers can then decide whether or not to include any of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham on their home Local Authority preference form.

  • The Test

    The test will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018.

    Your child will sit two tests of approximately 50 minutes with additional time needed for instructions to be given.

    Question booklets will be divided into smaller, individually timed sections that test:

  • Eligibility

    Please note: 2020 admissions

    The six King Edward VI Grammar Schools are proposing changes to their admissions policy for entry in September 2020. To view the proposed changes, visit the school websites or www.schoolsofkingedwardvi.co.uk.

  • Admissions Timetable

    Admissions Timetable (2019 entry)

    Test Registration opens - Tuesday 1 May 2018
    Information brochures are available from each of the schools and you may register online. An information brochure is available to download here.


  • Entry to Other Years

    Sixth form

    All of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham welcome applications for places in their Sixth form. Entry is based on very good GCSE results.

    The schools have excellent A Level results and most students proceed to university. Sixth form prospectuses and application forms are normally available from the November before the year of entry.

    Please contact the school that you are interested in for full information or visit the school’s own website.

    Years 8 – 11

    Occasionally, vacancies arise for entry after the age of 11 years.

  • Schools and Open Days


    Bishop Vesey's Grammar School for Boys (www.bvgs.co.uk)

    Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield
    Birmingham B74 2NH

    Head: Mr Dominic Robson BA (Hons) NPQH

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