King Edward VI College, Stourbridge
|Motto||Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense|
|Type||Selective Sixth Form College|
|Principal||Mrs Sharon Phillips|
|Founder||Edward VI of England|
|Location||Lower High Street
West Midlands (former Worcestershire)
|DfE URN||130478 Tables|
|Former name||King Edward VI Grammar School|
King Edward VI College is a selective sixth form college, located in Stourbridge, England, in the West Midlands area. It is situated in the centre of Stourbridge, to the north of the town centre, on the side of the ring road (A491). AS- and A-level Examinations, for students generally aged 16–18.Students are accepted only on the condition of achieveing A-C grades on average at GCSE level.
The original school was founded on the 21st May 1430 and was known as The Chantry School of Holy Trinity. The charter for the grammar school was granted on the 17th June 1552 by King Edward VI. It became a sixth form college in September 1976 due to the introduction of comprehensive education in the Dudley borough, which Stourbridge had been incorporated into 2 years earlier and most of the rest of the borough had followed suit with a year earlier.
In 2008, the college was listed as 'outstanding' following an inspection by Ofsted. Students are generally from within the West Midlands, coming from as far afield as Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Worcester. Background education of most students is usually from State Secondary Schools, though there are several Private institutions in the area. For example, some students come from Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School, which does not have a sixth form (this school is now attempting to become an academy). As such, some pupils attend the college between the ages of 17 and 19, instead of the usual 16 and 18.
The college buildings are all on one site, on Lower High Street in Stourbridge. The campus is bound by the Ring Road, Coventry Street, adjacent shops on Lower High Street and the street itself, and a new housing development. All lessons take place on college grounds except for Computing, ICT, Graphics, Sociology and Economics, which are held in Medusa House - a small office block near to the grounds - and Drama, Theatre Studies and Dance, academic courses which take place in Westwood House, above the shops on Lower High Street.
- Penny Clark, Olympic Laser Radial class sailor
- Huw Davies, England rugby player
- Rob Hawthorne sports commentator for Sky Sports
- Richard Jones (English cricketer)
- Dan O'Hagan sports commentator for BBC's Match of the Day
- Kenton Allen, Multi-award winning programme maker with programmes such as the BAFTA award winning The Royle Family (2000) and the Oscar award winning film Six Shooter (2006).
- Clint Mansell, English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself.
King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys, Stourbridge
- Anthony Bate, actor
- Squadron Leader Mike Cooper-Slipper DFC, Battle of Britain pilot and later test pilot in Canada for Orenda Engines
- Sir Michael Davies, judge
- Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Labour MP for Bromsgrove from 1971-4, Birmingham Stechford from 1979–83 and Birmingham Hodge Hill from 1983-2004
- Samuel Johnson, writer
- Prof Alan Kennedy, Professor of Psychology from 1972-2006 at the University of Dundee
- Sir Ian Kennedy, Chairman of the Healthcare Commission from 2004-9
- Basil Lythall CB, Chief Scientist of the Royal Navy from 1964–78, and Director from 1978-81 of the SACLANT ASW Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy
- Robin Morgan, Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine since 1995
- Sir Harry Pitt, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading from 1964–79
- Robert Plant CBE, 1959 - 1965, Lead singer of Led Zeppelin
- Dr Richard Stanton-Jones, aeronautical engineer, rocket scientist, Managing Director of the British Hovercraft Corporation 1968-82.
- Prof David Trotman, mathematician
- Sir Maurice Wilkes, computer scientist