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
52°28′08″N 1°57′48″W / 52.46877°N 1.96321°W / 52.46877; -1.96321Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 1°57′48″W / 52.46877°N 1.96321°W / 52.46877; -1.96321
Local authority Birmingham City Council
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.

In July 2017 Lordswood Boys' School left Lordswood Academies Trust after an extended period in Special Measures after being rated Inadequate in multiple Ofsted inspections [1] and undergoing a severe drop in the number of students enrolled. Central Academies Trust took on running of the school as of 1st September 2017[2]


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 Oaks Sixth Form, a consortium of 7 secondary schools in South-West Birmingham.[3]

Academic performance[edit]

Compared to many comprehensive schools it consistently gets good results at GCSE level. At A level, the results are above the England average.

Lordswood Girls School was rated Outstanding at it's latest Ofsted report (June 2007)[4]

The 2017 Progress 8 score for the school was +0.79 with a rating of Well Above Average[5]


  1. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-17. 
  2. ^ "http://www.centralacademiestrust.com/". www.centralacademiestrust.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.oaks6thform.uk/
  4. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre - GOV.UK - Find and compare schools in England". Find and compare schools in England. Retrieved 2017-11-17. 

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