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King Edward VI Aston School

King Edward VI Aston School

King Edward VI Aston School, a prestigious and historic institution, stands as a selective boys’ school located in Aston, Birmingham. Established in 1883 under the King Edward VI Foundation, the school holds a century-spanning legacy. It provides students with a diverse and culturally enriched environment for education and personal growth.

Emphasizing a robust study program as the catalyst for progress, King Edward VI Aston School offers students a wide and varied array of subjects. This includes core disciplines such as English, mathematics, and science, along with additional areas like technology, arts, and physical education. The comprehensive curriculum ensures that students receive a well-rounded education and develop a diverse skill set.

Students actively participate in house competitions, educational excursions, lectures, and hands-on learning experiences both on and off campus. The school fosters a rich extracurricular schedule, encouraging students to enhance their academic and leadership capabilities through the internal Astonian Awards program. A diverse array of extracurricular clubs is also available for participation during and outside regular school hours.

The school's core values of diligence, kindness, honesty, and integrity contribute to shaping ambitious, self-assured, and articulate global citizens. King Edward VI Aston School promotes a culture of hard work, continuous self-improvement, and a positive learning attitude among its students. Creating a welcoming environment based on modesty and warmth underscores the significance of humility alongside success.

The academic performance of students at King Edward VI Aston School remains consistently exceptional, evident in their high attainment of top grades in GCSE and A-Level exams. Furthermore, a recent Ofsted inspection has recognized the school's offerings as "Outstanding" across all evaluation categories.

County / Area:
Boys Grammar

The Priority Catchment Area of King Edward VI Aston School is determined by residential addresses within the following electoral wards:

In Birmingham: Alum Rock, Aston, Bromford & Hodge Hill, Castle Vale, Erdington, Garretts Green, Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, Gravelly Hill, Heartlands, Nechells, Perry Common, Pype Hayes, Shard End, Sheldon, Stockland Green, Sutton Four Oaks, Sutton Mere Green, Sutton Reddicap, Sutton Roughley, Sutton Trinity, Sutton Vesey, Sutton Walmley & Minworth, Sutton Wylde Green, Ward End, Yardley East, Yardley West & Stechford.

In Solihull: Castle Bromwich, Chelmsley Wood, Kingshurst & Fordbridge, Smith’s Wood.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Birmingham, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Birmingham 11+ Exam consists of two GL papers comprising English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

The Birmingham 11 Plus exam is composed of two GL test papers, each lasting around 60 minutes. These papers consist of individually timed sections that encompass:

1. English Comprehension, which evaluates comprehension skills, including inference, without a writing component.

2. Verbal Reasoning, assessing logical thinking, proficiency in the English language, and vocabulary.

3. Mathematics, measuring problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills, covering topics such as number, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

4. Non-Verbal + Spatial Reasoning, both testing logical reasoning and intelligence.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
May 2024
June 2024

Parents can access the results of the 11 Plus online in October, while the final allocations of Year 7 places will be published in March of the subsequent year.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the GL Assessment (English Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning) . The sessions are online and highly interactive. Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format. Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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