Handsworth Grammar School
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|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School For Boys|
|Type||Grammar school voluntary aided school|
|Motto||'Haec olim meminisse luvabit'|
|Founder||Rev. James Merrick Guest M.A.|
|Specialist||Maths & Computing|
|Department for Education URN||103549 Tables|
|Head teacher||Dr Simon Bird|
|Gender||Boys (and girls in sixth form)|
|Age||11 to 18|
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys, formerly and commonly Handsworth Grammar School, is a voluntary aided grammar school that admits boys from the age of eleven and eighteen (as well as girls in the sixth form, since September 1997). The school was founded in 1862 and is located in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. it is situated just off the A41, near the junction with the A4040. King Edward Handsworth Grammar School is sometimes abbreviated as HGS. The headmaster is Dr Simon Bird.
The school has five houses: Henry, William, Nelson, Galahad and Alfred
Notable former pupils
- William McKay Aitken (born 1934), Scottish-born Indian writer and explorer, resident in the Himalayas since 1960
- Kadeer Ali (born 1983), English cricketer
- Ian Bateman (born 1961), British academic and Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of East Anglia
- Sir David Cox (born 1924), British statistician
- Nigel Fortune (1924-2009), British scholar of music
- Denis Howell, Baron Howell (1923-1998), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament (MP), and life peer
- Eddie Hughes, Conservative Member of Parliament
- Mark Rowley, senior British police officer
- Siôn Simon (born 1968), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament (MP) from 2001 to 2010, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2014
- John Tooze (born 1938), scientist
- Robert Weir (born 1961), English discus and hammer thrower
- Harry B. Whittington (1916-2010), British palaeontologist and academic, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge from 1966 to 1983
- Joe Wilson (1861-1952), English footballer
- Adil Ray (born 1974), comedian
- Corey Blackett-Taylor (born 1997), footballer for Aston Villa F.C.
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