As our pupils journey through the school, we increasingly focus on preparing them for life in secondary school and the extra responsibility and independence that will be required of them. Academic results in selective exams at 11 plus are outstanding with 70% of our boys typically taking up places at King Edward’s School, Birmingham and the Birmingham’s Consortium Grammar Schools, such as Camp Hill and Five Ways.
Each year a number of our boys receive scholarships for their chosen secondary school and in 2017/18 six academic scholarships were awarded to our pupils - much to their parents’ delight!
Please click here for a full breakdown of our 2018 examination results.
The following quote is an extract from our last EQI report: “The extra-curricular activities programme is excellent, strongly underpinning the school’s belief that informal aspects of learning are equally as important as the formal. Pupils can choose from a wide range to suit all interests, including sport, creative and practical activities after school and at breaktimes.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate Report
We run a wide range of extra–curricular activities designed to appeal to every interest and encourage all of our pupils to try something new.
The whole school comes together several times a year for joint events such as sports days, the Christmas show and a Summer concert – and we welcome parents’ attendance at these occasions.
A wide variety of activities are available to encourage the boys to try new things – from art and cookery to board-games clubs.
We also work closely with Aston Villa Football Club who run coaching sessions at the school.
Most of our pupils are involved in additional music, creative or sporting activities by the time they reach Year 3. They’re spoilt for choice with the additional options of chess, drama, art, badminton, table tennis, basketball, rugby and fitness. For any golf enthusiasts, we regularly team up with Harborne Golf Club to offer our pupils professional golf coaching.
For those that want to try their hand at music we have a number of bands that rehearse during school hours and anyone is welcome to join, even if they’re just starting out. More senior musicians join the school orchestra which rehearses every week and holds concerts throughout the year.
Our Nature Reserve
We’re lucky to have our very own nature reserve which provides all the boys with a great opportunity to learn in a hands-on and exciting way. We take the boys on woodland walks and encourage them to explore fully all of their senses; they study pond life and go on hunts for mini-beasts, taking advantage of the ‘bug observatory’, the bird watching station and the live cams strategically placed throughout the reserve.
As the children get older, the reserve is increasingly used to support the science curriculum as the boys start to understand how vertebrate animals are classified and to learn how different types of plants can be identified.
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