Welcome message from the HeadDear Reader
A very warm welcome to the King Edward VI Handsworth school website! I hope you will absorb some of our school's special atmosphere. May I extend an invitation to visit us in person; we are always happy to show you around.
Are you looking for a school for your daughter? There is much evidence to suggest that single sex schools enable girls to realise their full academic potential and achieve excellent results. This is certainly true of our school.
In an 11-18 school such as ours, Sixth-Formers are an important asset, they attract some of the most able teachers. Equally important is their role in helping and guiding the younger girls, who, in turn, develop leadership skills as they mature. We offer a number of places in our sixth form each year.
We want our pupils to be active members of the school community. We provide many opportunities for involvement in extra-curricular activities including music, sport, fund raising for charity and a variety of subject related activities. There are also opportunities for travel abroad and for day visits in the West Midlands and beyond.
Above all, I believe that we develop well-educated young women who are capable of independent thought. By exercising integrity and respect for others, I hope that they are able to influence the ever-changing world in which we live.
E V Insch OBE