Head Teacher's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website.

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy is proud to serve the community of Handsworth and North West Birmingham.  We are a non-selective, comprehensive, thriving, diverse and academically successful school for girls aged 11-19.  Our Academy is part of the King Edward VI Academy Trust and we are committed to delivering our shared values and resolutely believe that education can…

Raise aspirations to transform the lives of young people and to enhance the well-being of individuals and the community.

Give young people the chance to live rich, fulfilled lives and to contribute to society.

Provide more than the teaching of knowledge and skills.

Develop curiosity and independence of mind.

Create a love of learning, which will foster creativity, imagination and the capacity to communicate.

Provide the chance to participate in sport, music, drama, outdoor pursuits and involvement in the wider community.

Build character and relationships, along with a sense of morality, care and respect for others.

As an Academy, we have the highest expectations of our student’s behaviour, standards, and their aspirations to excel in all that they do.  This strong ethos is underpinned by our drive to develop in our students the universal values of Scholarship, Character and Community.

We are committed to the value of a broad and balanced curriculum, which is flexible, responsive to the needs of our students and well-matched to their aspirations.

If you would like to come and see the Academy in action please contact us either by phone or via email at enquiry@hwga.org.uk and we will be delighted to show you around our Academy, which we are very proud of.

Mr Qamar Riaz



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