Kings Norton Girls' School

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Kings Norton Girls' School and Sixth Form
KNGS logo.jpg
Established 1910
Type Academy
Headteacher Gill Fox
Deputy Headteacher David Gunn and Nicola Raggett
Chair David Green
Location Selly Oak Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B30 1HW
England
52°25′15″N 1°56′07″W / 52.4208°N 1.9352°W / 52.4208; -1.9352Coordinates: 52°25′15″N 1°56′07″W / 52.4208°N 1.9352°W / 52.4208; -1.9352
Local authority Birmingham City Council
DfE number 330/5414
DfE URN 136590 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff Around 190
Students Around 1,000 [1]
Gender Girls and co-ed boys in 6th form
Ages 11–19
Houses Keller, Nightingale, Goodall, Sharman
Colours Blue and either red (Sharman), yellow (Keller), blue (Nightingale) or green (Goodall)
Phone Number 0121 6751305
Website Kings Norton Girls' School and Sixth Form

Kings Norton Girls' School is an all-girls academy school for pupils aged 11 to 19. It is located in Selly Oak Road in Kings Norton within the formal district of Northfield in a suburb of the city of Birmingham, England.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1910 as Kings Norton Grammar School for Girls and after an intermediary name change, was renamed Kings Norton Girls' School in 1975.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

The school operates joint sixth form provision with King's Norton Boys' School and went co-ed in 2014 to allow boys to only attend Kings Norton Girls' School at A level.

Pupils follow a broad curriculum that includes National Curriculum core subjects, GCSE and A-Level. The school offers courses in:

  • Art & Design - Textiles
  • B TEC Travel and Tourism
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science,
  • D&T Product Design
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • English Language-Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • TEC National Certificate in Sport

The school is involved in a range of partnerships with other schools and colleges locally and internationally, and was designated a Specialist Language College in 2001.[1] It became a Leading Edge School in 2003, and gained a second specialism in Sport in 2006.[1]

Notable alumnae[edit]

Felicity Jones in December 2016
  • Felicity Jones, actress (for her GCSEs)[3]
  • Alison Kervin, Sports Editor of the Mail on Sunday, and the first woman in the UK to become sports editor of a major national newspaper

Kings Norton Grammar School for Girls[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ofsted report November 2007 Retrieved 27 December 2010
  2. ^ KNGS History Retrieved 27 December 2010
  3. ^ Young, Graham. "Felicity Jones at the BAFTAs: Watch Kings Norton Girls School pupils' good luck message poem". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 23 February 2015.