List of Independent Schools in West Midlands

There are a range of independent schools in West Midlands covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

West Midlands Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Edgbaston High School for Girls

Edgbaston High School for Girls is an all girls school

Edgbaston High School for Girls- 899 pupils

“Edgbaston High School educates girls form the age of 21/2 to 18. The school is renown for its excellent examination results and pastoral care. The school aims to treat each pupil as an individual and educate them to their full potential both in and out of the classroom.”

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Highclare School

Highclare School is a mixed school.

Highclare School- 627 pupils.

“Highclare School is based on 3 sites in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington, providing education for girls and boys from 15 months to 18 years, in North Birmingham and Staffordshire. There is a senior school (Key stage 3,4 and 5) and two primary schools, both with early years settings (one with a nursery). They focus on the individual pupil to achieve excellence, adding value through a programme of academic studies, music, sport, drama and curriculum enrichment. The school welcomes children of all faiths.”

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King Edward’s School

King Edward’s School is a mixed school.

King Edward’s School- 848 pupils.

“King Edward’s School Birmingham, founded in 1552, is situated two miles from the City Centre on a 50 acre site. It has an outstanding record of academic success, but also a diversity of experience, in music, drama, sport, outdoors pursuits, remarkable in a day school. Accessibility to all boys of ability, whatever their situation is a key element of the school’s purpose.”

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Priory School

Priory School is a mixed school.

Priory School- 466 pupils.

“Their focus is on discovering and developing the talents and abilities of each pupil within a happy, safe and secure environment where each child is confident in the knowledge that they are valued for their own unique gifts. The curriculum instills within each pupil a love of learning, a pride in their talents and a strong sense of mutual respect for fellow pupils and staff.”

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St George’s School

St George’s School is a mixed school.

St George’s School- 384 pupils.

“St George’s is an independent co-educational school in Birmingham for children from age 3 to 18. The school has a Christian foundation and aims to: maximise individual achievement within a caring community; develop respect and responsibility in all relationships; promote friendship, fair play and equality.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers