King Edward’s School Birmingham
|Head's Name:||Katy Ricks|
Edgbaston Park Road
King Edward's School, Birmingham was founded in 1552 by Edward VI, one of a number of now famous schools created during the young king's brief reign. Since that time the school has been at the centre of Birmingham life.
The school is a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-ethnic institution and, in terms of the background of its pupils, it is one of the most diverse independent schools in the country. It has always taken, and continues to take, great efforts, in changing educational and political times, to remain accessible to all children, from Birmingham and beyond. So, there are now not only scholarships for the most able, but considerable, and increasing, financial support for able boys from low-income families. This has largely been provided through the funds of the original King Edward's Foundation, but also through gifts from former pupils and bursaries from a range of different companies.
The school has sent thousands of its pupils out to success and achievement and is immensely proud of this rich tradition. However, our real purpose is to provide for clever and committed boys, whatever their background, the opportunity to enjoy school, to learn to love study and to pursue excellence in their own chosen field. To that end, we encourage as diverse a life in school as possible.