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.
Announcement – 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.
2022-23 In-year Admission Application Form
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs J Power (Admissions Officer) on 0121 475 3535 ext. 229
Friday 21st October 2022
11+ Entrance Examination Results released
Monday 31st October 2022
Preference form submission deadline (11:59pm)
Wednesday 1st March 2023
National Offer Day
From the Admissions criteria for September 2021:
Policy and Procedural Arrangements for In-Year Admissions and Waiting Lists (Years 7-11)
Year 7 (first term)
If a vacancy arises during the first term of Year 7, the waiting list in existence from 1 March of that year will be used and the place offered in accordance with the admissions criteria above. This is a list of those who sat the entrance test in September 2019 and who did not receive an offer from this school or a more preferred school.
Mid Year 7 - 11
At any point from January after the pupil starts Year 7, parents may apply for a place at the school. In-year vacancies normally only become available if a current pupil is leaving the school. Any applicant who cannot be offered a place will be added to the school’s waiting list and parents will be 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.