Edgbaston High School
|Motto||Fideliter, Fortiter, Feliciter
(Latin: " Faithfully, bravely, successfully"
|Headmistress||Dr Ruth Weeks|
In 1881, the school staged a cricket match against another school, to which a local newspaper reacted with hostility. It produced a cartoon and wrote a passage of its opinions towards the upcoming match.
Westbourne is the Pre-Preparatory Department of the school. It is split into three stages, organised by the age of the child. The Octagon Nursery is available for children from the age of 2½ and above. The nursery opened in September 2004. Following this is the Kindergarten for children of the age of three. In the September following the child's fourth birthday, they can move into Reception.
The Preparatory Department is the second department in the school. It consists of years one to six. Each year is split into four houses; Curie, Frank, Johnson and Nightingale. In Years One, Two and Three forms are primarily taught by their form teacher with specialist teaching in French, music and physical education. More specialist teaching is introduced as pupils move from Year Four through to Year Six. These two departments form the Lower School.
The Senior School is third department in the school. It consists of Years Seven to Eleven, preparing the students for GCSEs and A-levels. Following this the students may move on into the sixth form centre, the fourth department. Sixth Form students are required to wear a suit which is conservative in style. There are five houses: St Patrick, St David, St Andrew, St George and St Francis with many House Events available such as the House Quiz or Sports Day.
Notable current pupil
Notable former pupils
- Verily Anderson, late British television and play writer
- Sally Davies, medical doctor and first woman to be appointed as Chief Medical Officer for England
- Molly Dineen, Canadian born British documentary director, producer and cinematographer
- Elinor Wight Gardner, late British university lecturer, geologist and archaeologist
- Sue Lloyd, late British model, television and film actress
- Kate Williams (historian), historian, author and television presenter
- Stephen Walker; Len Barton (1983). Gender, Class & Education. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-8002-3300-X.
- BBC league tables: Schools in Birmingham sorted by GCSE
- BBC league tables: Schools in Birmingham sorted by A/AS
- Janet Whitcut (1976). Edgbaston High School, 1876-1976. Governors of Edgbaston High School. ISBN 0-9504315-0-8.