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Admission to King Edward VI Five Ways School is usually at two entry key points: Year 7 for Main School and Year 12 for Sixth Form. However, there may be opportunities for in-year admissions should places become available in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.

The King Edward VI Academy Trust Board have determined the qualifying score for entry in September 2021 will remain at 205. The priority score will be 224.

Admissions Timetable

The Grammar Schools in Birmingham Entrance Test
If your child is currently in Year 5 and you would like them to sit the entrance test for entry to Year 7, you will need to register online for the test - for the relevant dates please follow the link below to the Birmingham Grammar Schools Admissions Timetable.

If any dates/plans regarding the entrance test change from those already published, this will be communicated as soon as possible. We are monitoring the situation and will follow advice and guidance from the Government.

Latest Admissions Timetable:

Register for the Entrance Test:

Birmingham Grammar Schools:

In-Year Admissions (Years 7 to 11)
The school currently has NO vacancies

At any point from the January after the student starts Year 7, parents/carers may apply for a place at the school.  In-year vacancies normally only become available if a current student is leaving the school.  Any applicant who cannot be offered a place will be added to the school's waiting list and parents/carers informed of their right of appeal. If a vacancy arises, candidates on the waiting list will be invited to take a test and the place will be awarded to the highest scoring candidate above a minimum standard.


Parents/carers will need to reapply at the start of each academic year if they want their child to be included on the waiting list where a place cannot be offered.


Please note: Students must be resident in the UK to apply for the waiting list.


The school will notify parents/carers in writing within 15 school days of the outcome of their application.


Please click on the link below and complete the application form.  We will be in touch once a place becomes available in the relevant Year group.


2023-24 In-year Admission Application Form


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Officer on 0121 475 3535 ext. 229

Admissions timeline (2024 entry)

9th May 2023

Test registration opens

You can register your child for the entrance test from this date by visiting

14th June 2023

Reasonable adjustments deadline

Contact the Admissions office to request the relevant form. 

30th June 2023

Test registration deadline

4pm is the deadline for registering for the entrance test. It is not possible to register for the test after this time. 


Test Information

Information will be posted to your home address. 

16th September 

Entrance Test

Your child sits the entrance test on this date.

17th October 2023
11+ Entrance Examination Results released

The entrance test results will be sent prior to you completing your Local Authority preference form - Note this is not the offer of a place. 


31st October 2023

Preference form submission deadline (11:59pm)

You must have applied for school places via your local authority by this date. You are advised to wait for the entrance test results before applying for school places.

1st March 2024
National Offer Day

1 March or next working day is the national date for local authorities to notify parents which school their child has been offered.

For more information please visit:

Admissions Timetable | The Grammar Schools in Birmingham (

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