To be eligible for a place at a grammar school in Birmingham, applicants must sit the optional entrance test and achieve the qualifying score or above. You can register your child for the optional entrance test during the registration period when they are in Year 5 and they will sit the test when they are in Year 6. Children taught outside of their usual cohort must contact the Admissions Office before registering for the test.
Each of the schools give some priority to children in receipt of Pupil Premium. From 2020 entry the King Edward VI Grammar Schools will introduce catchment areas. To view the admissions policies and how each of the schools offer places please visit the individual schools websites.
PRIORITY and QUALIFYING SCORES
From 2020 entry all of the grammar schools in Birmingham will set a qualifying score. Any child who does not achieve this score or above will not be considered for a place.
The King Edward VI Grammar Schools also have a priority score – for full details please visit the schools individual websites.
Qualifying scores for each school are below:
|Bishop Vesey's Grammar School||205||N/A||192|
|King Edward VI Aston School||205||222||140|
|King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys||205||222||150|
|King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls||205||222||150|
|King Edward VI Five Ways School||205||222||180|
|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys||205||222||150|
|King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls||205||222||192|
|Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls||205||N/A||180|