King's Norton Boys' School
|Deputy Headteacher||Rev Andrew Lomas and Jonathan Butcher|
|Chair||Rev P Clarke|
Kings Norton, Birmingham
|Local authority||Birmingham City Council|
|DfE URN||103562 Tables|
|Houses||4- Neptune(red), Mercury(Purple), Saturn(Green) and Jupiter(yellow)|
|Colours||Navy blue and Light Sky Blue|
|Website||King's Norton Boy's School|
King's Norton Boys' School is a secondary school for around 750 pupils aged 11 to 18 of which approximately 130 attend the 6th form centre. It is located in Northfield Road in Kings Norton within the formal district of Northfield near the centre of the city of Birmingham, England. It is situated east of the A441, just north of the B4121 in Cotteridge.
It was founded as a boys' grammar school in 1912. In the 1960s, when administered by the City of Birmingham Education Committee, it had around 600 boys. It became a boy's comprehensive school in 1975. The schools five houses in the 1960s were, Greves, Jervoise, Lyttleton, Middlemore & Mortimer.
Pupils follow a broad curriculum that includes National Curriculum core subjects to GCSE and A-Level. The school was designated a Sixth Form Specialist Science College in 2004, and a collaborative scheme exists for sharing 6th form resources with Kings Norton Girls School.
Notable former pupils
- Richard Blaze, rugby player
- Robert Flello, Labour MP since 2005 for Stoke-on-Trent South
- Adrian Goldberg radio & TV presenter/reporter BBC WM, BBC Radio Five Live
- Caryl Phillips, writer
- Alan Smith, footballer
- Phil Upton radio presenter, ex-BRMB, now BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
- Stuart Linnell MBE, radio & TV presenter BBC Radio Northampton & BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
- Edward J Mason, radio, television and film scriptwriter, BBC and Radio Luxembourg, creator of The Archers, Riders of the Range and Journey Into Space
- Dr George Bramhall PhD, Chief of Medical Research at the University Hospital Birmingham
King's Norton Grammar School for Boys
- Prof Bill Ainsworth, his work led to the cochlear implant, invented by Graeme Clark
- Arthur Bywater GC GM, the only civilian to have been awarded the GC and the GM
- Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton, Chancellor from 1969-97 of Cranfield University, and aeronautical engineer, being Managing Director from 1944-6 of Power Jets, and Director from 1946-8 of the National Gas Turbine Establishment
- Doug Hele, motorcycle engineer
- Sir Julian Horn-Smith, 1960-1967, Chief Operating Officer from 2001-4 of Vodafone and member of Vodafone's founding management.
- Bob Mills, comedian and former TV personality
- Chris Skudder, Sports Presenter/Correspondent Sky News/Sky Sports News
- Enoch Powell MBE (briefly), Minister of Health from 1960-3
- Leslie Seymour, Conservative MP from 1959-64 for Birmingham Sparkbrook
- Prof Kenneth Timmis, Professor of Microbiology since 1988 at the Institute of Microbiology of Braunschweig University of Technology, and founding Editor of Environmental Microbiology in 1999 and Microbial Biotechnology in 2008