Handsworth Grammar School

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County West Midlands
Address Handsworth Grammar School, Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9ET
Type Boys’ Grammar
Pupils 936
Places in Year 7 150
Open Days June/September
Competition 5+ applicants for every place
  Ofsted Report
Exam Format CEM 11 Plus Birmingham English (including Verbal Reasoning) Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning



Information about the School -Handsworth Grammar School

Handsworth Grammar School is a selective boys grammar school that admits girls in the sixth form. It is an average-sized secondary school.

Approximately 80% of students are Asian or British Asian and there are small numbers of students from a range of other ethnic backgrounds including White British and Caribbean.

Approximately 45% of students speak English as an additional language, but all speak English fluently.

Very few students are supported through school action or at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.

The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium is average. This is additional funding provided by the government for looked after children, students known to be eligible for free school meals and children of service families.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

The school does not make use of any alternative provision for its pupils.

The headteacher has been in post since September 2012.

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