School Contact Details

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy
Church Lane
B20 2HL

Telephone : 0121 554 8122

For queries please email the address below, Mrs D Pear (Head’s PA) will ensure emails are forwarded to the most appropriate person.



Headteacher – Mr Q Riaz

Please note that you can request paper copies of any of our policies or information available on the website. Please contact the academy using the email address or by calling the academy telephone number and request the information you require.

Chair of the governing body:
Miss Sadia Haleema
c/o The Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham
Foundation Office
Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2UD

Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator
Ms D Howe, please address any postal queries to the school address or email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs S Dennis – Assistant Head – Student Welfare & Wellbeing

Deputy DSL:
Miss E Jones – Safeguarding Manager (Deputy)

Mrs A Dingwall – Pastoral Care Manager (2nd Deputy Y7-Y11)

Miss K Draper – Pastoral Manager (2nd Deputy Y12 & Y13)

Miss A Liaqat – Pastoral Leader (3rd Deputy Y7-11)

The Data Protection Officer for the Academy is yet to be confirmed.
Telephone: 0121 472 1147
Post: Data Protection Officer, Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD.
The Data Protection Lead for this school is Mrs S Yousaf

King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy is part of the King Edward VI Multi Academy Trust
King Edward VI Academy Trust Birmingham
Foundation Office, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UD
Tel: 0121 472 1147

Admission Arrangements

Admissions Page

Admissions Policy

School Uniform

Use this link to view the school uniform webpage

Ofsted Reports

School Ofsted Reports can be located on the school website – click here

Click on the link to see the School’s reports on the OFSTED Website

Exam and Assessment Results

School Performance Webpage

2023 Year 13 Exam Performance 

Headline Figures 

Average A Level Grade: D  

Average Vocational Grade: Distinction minus 

37% of grades were between A* and C  

The academy’s overall pass rate was 84%  

2023 Year 11 Exam Performance 

Headline Figures 

Attainment 8 is 49 points 

Progress 8 is 0.49 ABOVE AVERAGE 

Grade 7+ in English and Maths: 16% of students  

Grade 5+ in English and Maths: 49% of students  

Grade 4+ English and Maths: 69% of students  

EBacc strong pass: 9% 

General Headlines

27% of grades were at grade seven or higher. 

Students receiving free school meals achieved on average grade 5 per subject 

40 science students achieved double grade 7 or higher 

Performance measures website

School performance can be viewed here

Academy opening hours

Reception is open from 8:00am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday

Compulsory attendance is from 8:45am to 3:15pm


Information about the content of the curriculum for each subject and any other additional information including the curriculum policy can be accessed via the school website at: Curriculum

Curriculum Policy

RSE Policy

Accessibility Plan

Digital Learning

Click here to view information about remote education/blended learning

Behaviour Policy

Behaviour, Attitudes and Rewards Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Pupil Premium and recovery premium

Click here to visit the Pupil Premium webpage

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

16-19 Tuition Fund

Public sector equality duty

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpage

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trust Policy

Special Educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Inclusion and SEND

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Academy Accessibility Plan

Supporting pupils with Medical Conditions Policy

Local Offer Birmingham

SEND Local Offer video

Careers and Employability

The careers page can be viewed here

Miss N Yasin the Aspirations Leader is available in the Careers Office 3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Click here to view the CEIAG Policy

Click here to view the King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Provider Access Policy

Complaints Policy

Whistle-Blowing Policy

Complaints Policy

Managing Allegations and Concerns Policy

Annual Reports and Accounts

Statutory Accounts

Memorandum of Association

Articles of Association

Names of Trustees

Executive Pay

Click here to see schools’ financial benchmarking

Trustees’ information and duties

Scheme of governance

Local Governing Body Members and Committee Structure

Local Governing Bodies: Constitution and Terms of Delegation

Governors Attendance Record and Committee Structure 2020-2021

Charging and Remission Policy

Click here to view the latest charging and remission policy

Values and Ethos

Click here to read our ethos, aims and values at King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy

Additional Documents:

Foundation Sustainability Statement

GDPR Privacy Notices and Data Policies

Use of Digital Technology Policy

All policies for our academy are available here: Academy Policies – King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls Academy (

Should you require a paper copy of any of the information detailed on our website, please contact the main school office on 0121 554 8122

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