King's Norton Boys' School

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King's Norton Boys' School
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Motto "Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out!"
Established 1912
Type Foundation school
Headteaacher Mr Paul Woodhouse
Location Northfield Road
Kings Norton

West Midlands
B30 1DY
52°25′02″N 1°56′30″W / 52.4171°N 1.9417°W / 52.4171; -1.9417Coordinates: 52°25′02″N 1°56′30″W / 52.4171°N 1.9417°W / 52.4171; -1.9417
Local authority Birmingham City Council
DfE number 330/5415
DfE URN 103562 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 697
Gender Boys
Ages 11–18
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 sixth 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.[1] It is situated east of the A441, just north of the B4121 in Cotteridge.


It was founded as a boys' grammar school in the reign of King Edward VI, circa 1550. It was refounded in 1912. In the 1960s, when administered by the City of Birmingham Education Committee, it had around 600 boys.[citation needed] It became a boy's comprehensive school in 1975. The grammar school's five houses in the 1960s were, Greves, Jervoise, Lyttleton, Middlemore & Mortimer. They amalgamated to only four houses in the 1980/90s, James, Weaver, Reynolds and Wright.


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,[2] and a collaborative scheme exists for sharing 6th form resources with Kings Norton Girls' School.

An October 2008 Ofsted report classed, the school with a Grade 3 (satisfactory).[1]

Notable former pupils[edit]

King's Norton Grammar School for Boys[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Inspection Report". Ofsted. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Inspection Report". Ofsted. 5 December 2005. Retrieved 28 December 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Fighting Talk: 20 May 2006 (during the Any Other Business round)

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