King Edward VI Aston School

Name King Edward VI Aston School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 March 2008
Address Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 6DJ
Phone Number 01213271130
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Christian
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 915
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Academy Sponsor King Edward Vi Academy Trust Birmingham
Local Authority 330
Percentage Free School Meals 13.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 28.7%
Persisitent Absence 13.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This is a smaller than average secondary selective boys grammar school in north Birmingham in an area of significant socio-economic deprivation. It is one of seven King Edward VI foundation schools in Birmingham. Half the students are from Asian backgrounds. About a third of students’ first language is not English although none is at an early stage of learning English. There are very few students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The attainment of students on entry is exceptionally high, and they come from over 65 different primary schools. The school has recently built new laboratories, workshops and art facilities. It has specialist sports college status. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate