Lordswood Girls' School

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Lordswood Girls' School
Established 1958
Type Academy
Headmistress Mrs. Jane Gotschel
Chair of the Governors Mr P. Wood
Location Knightlow Road
West Midlands
B17 8QB
Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 1°57′48″W / 52.46877°N 1.96321°W / 52.46877; -1.96321
Local authority Birmingham City Council
DfE number 330/4060
DfE URN 136592 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 959 as of March 2016
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Colours Blue and White mainly
Website www.lordswoodgirls.co.uk

Lordswood Girls' School and The Sixth Form Centre is a secondary school and sixth form on Knightlow Road in Birmingham between Harborne and Bearwood.


It was established in 1958 as a grammar technical school (as was the neighbouring boys' school from 1962, although it opened in 1957), whereby entrance was governed by doing well in an entrance exam (11-plus). In 1973 it became a comprehensive school. In September 2005 it became a specialist Arts College. The school converted to academy status in April 2011.

On Friday, 1 June 2012, Lordswood had their grand opening of their new science block. This was officially opened by Gisela Stuart MP.

In January 2013 Lordswood Boys' School converted to academy status and joined Lordswood Girls' School as part of Lordswood Academies Trust.


It is a female-only school for ages 11–18, with a mixed 6th form. It is situated close to the A4040 (Lordswood Road), just south of the A456 (Hagley Road) junction. Next door, to the north, is the Lordswood Boys' School.

The school has a mixed sixth form provision along with Lordswood Boys' School. The sixth form provision as a whole forms part of the The Oaks Sixth Form, a consortium of 7 secondary schools in South-West Birmingham.[1]

Academic performance[edit]

Compared to many comprehensive schools, most notably with its neighbouring boys' school, it consistently gets average results at General Certificate of the second best for comprehensives in Birmingham behind St Paul's School for Girls in Edgbaston, also a girls' school, Kings Norton Girls'. The top three GCSE results for comprehensive schools in Birmingham are all-girls schools. The next three best comprehensive schools are Catholic schools. At A level, the results are above the England average.


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