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 11-18. 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.

Regardless of their background or starting points, we expect all our students will achieve the highest academic standards. We also believe if we equip our students with the universal values of scholarship, character and community it will serve them well at university, in training, the workplace and their lives.

We are committed to the value of a broad and balanced curriculum, which is flexible and 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 by phone, our website, or via email at and we will be delighted to show you around our Academy, which we are extremely proud of.

Mr Qamar Riaz


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