King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

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Description: King Edward VI Camp Hill School for GirlsKing Edward VI Camp Hill for Girls (KECHG) is a selective, all-girls Christian grammar school in Birmingham. This page has everything you need to know about th ...

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls


King Edward VI Camp Hill for Girls (KECHG) is a selective, all-girls Christian grammar school in Birmingham. This page has everything you need to know about the admissions procedure for the 2022 entry. Scroll down to learn more about key events and dates in the calendar, with information and resources that can support your child to prepare for the KECHG’s 11 plus exam in September 2021.

School details:

Address: King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7QJ

County: Birmingham, West Midlands

Type of school: Christian Girls’ Grammar, Academy Converter

Age range: 11-18

Ofsted rating: Outstanding (view report)

Number of pupils: 1,066

Admissions to Year 7 (PAN): 150

Open evening (2022 entry): Virtual Open Day (2021 TBC)

11+ exam dates (2022 entry): 11th September 2021

Exam board: CEM Assessment

Admissions phone number: 0121 444 2150

Admissions email address:



A Brief Overview of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls and School Performance


The school’s origins date back to 1876, and shortly after, it received grammar school status. Today, it is part of the King Edward VI Multi-Academy Trust and is renowned for impressive academic results and excellent facilities. As part of the Trust, also known as the King Edward VI Foundation Birmingham, the school receives additional funding to ensure that it can deliver a world-class educational experience for pupils. The Trust ensures that teaching standards are of the highest quality, with the Consortium’s school-centred teacher training rated number 1 by The Good Teacher Training Guide in 2021. All of which contribute to ensuring KECHG’s girls reach their full potential. 

As highlighted in the data below from, the school outperforms other schools within its local authority and nationally.



Progress 8 score: 0.72: this means that, on average, pupils are likely to achieve almost an entire grade higher than expected than predictions made based on their primary school attainment. For instance, if based on your child’s KS2 SATs results, they were predicted a ‘B’ in GCSE maths, they are more likely to achieve an ‘A’ at this school.  

Attainment 8 score: 79.9:
Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.


A-LEVEL data for the same year highlights that the average grade for Year 13 pupils was ‘B’, which is higher than the local authority and national average ‘C’.


Please note that the results above are from the latest available government data. There is no official data for 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic. However, schools have published data for 2020 based on teacher assessments. At both GCSE and A-LEVEL, many pupils at KECHG achieved at least one grade, ‘9’ and ‘A*’, the highest possible grade for each level.






King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls Admissions Procedure: 2022 Entry


The school is wholly selective, and admission depends on candidates’ performance in the 11 plus entrance exam. In addition to this, there are many other important dates and events in the calendar that parents/guardians should be aware of to successfully apply for the 2022 entry. You can find all of these details, much of which are from the school’s 2022 Admissions Policy and the Birmingham Grammar Schools website, outlined below.


2022 Entry Admissions Timetable


4th May 2021 - Test registration opens

You can register your child for the entrance test from this date. You will receive an email acknowledgement immediately after submitting your registration to confirm it has been successful. Following registration, you will be sent a further email within 15 days advising you of the venue of the test. 

16th June 2021 - Reasonable adjustments deadline

This is the deadline for requesting reasonable adjustments are made to the entrance test to allow your child to access the paper if, for example, they have a disability. Requests for adjustments must be submitted by this date, along with all relevant evidence. Contact the Admissions Office to request the relevant form. 

30th June 2021 (4 pm) - Test registration deadline

4 pm is the deadline for registering for the entrance test. It is not possible to register for the test after this time. 

Early September 2021 - Test information

In early September, you will be sent information about the test and procedure for the day of the test. This will be posted to your home address. If you have not received this by 7th September, contact the Admissions office. Do not contact the office before 7 September.  

11th September 2021 - Entrance test

Your child sits the entrance test on this date. It is likely that two sessions will be held (AM and PM). Your child will be allocated a session, and you should keep the whole of 11th September free from commitments.

15th October 2021- Results

The entrance test results will be sent prior to you completing your Local Authority preference form - Note this is not the offer of a place.

31st October 2021 – CAF deadline

You must have applied for school places via your local authority by this date. You are advised to wait for the entrance test results before applying for school places.

1st March 2022 – National Offer Day

On National Offer Day, candidates will receive official confirmation of a place at the school, subject to having met all the entry criteria. 


15th March 2022 – Deadline to accept or appeal the decision

By this date, you must inform your local authority of your decision to accept or reject the allocated secondary school. Parents who reject will have to begin the appeals process (please refer to the FAQs at the bottom of this page).




King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls 11 Plus Exam

KECHG’s 11 plus exam test papers are provided by the CEM (Durham University) assessment. The CEM assessment is a more challenging 11 plus exam, as the questions vary each year, and there are significant time limitations. Candidates can expect to sit two 45–50-minute test papers (each with 10-15 mins allocated for practice questions), assessing verbal-reasoning, numerical, and non-verbal reasoning. Please note that CEM bases its exam questions on the style candidates will already be familiar with from their KS2 new national curriculum studies. 

There is no pre-determined pass mark for this entrance exam; scores are standardised based on the performance of all candidates combined. For more information on preparing for the 11 plus exam, please refer to 11+ Exam, Our Top 10 Tips to Pass

Most parents begin preparing their child for the 11 plus exam once they start Year 4, but with that said, there is no right or wrong time to start preparing. If your child will be sitting the 11 plus exam this September, this 11 Plus Guide: Six Month Countdown is a helpful resource for parents who may feel they have left things a little late. 

Key points to remember:

      2 x 45-50 min test papers.

      Questions are similar to those from KS2.

      The test is entirely multiple choice.

      Candidates are randomly assigned either a morning or afternoon session. (Keep Sept 11th free!)

      More information is available in May 2021.


Additional 11+ information and advice:

      There is a short break between each paper. Candidates should bring their own refreshments. (Products with nuts, chewing gum, and fizzy drinks are not permitted).

      Candidates should wear a watch to track the time, as there may not be a clock in the examination room. They should place their watch on the desk. Smartwatches are not permitted.

      Candidates should bring their own stationery, and it should be in a clear pencil case or bag. Only two pencils, a rubber and a sharpener are permitted.

      Candidates do not need to wear a school uniform.

      Parents/guardians cannot wait on-site.


King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls’ 11 Plus Exam Sample Test Papers and Resources

Sample or familiarisation papers are practical resources that can help 11 plus exam candidates feel more at ease when it comes to the test day. It is important to note that CEM purposely chooses not to publish past papers so that candidates do not rigorously practice in advance. CEM also believe that this makes the 11 plus exam fairer for all candidates. However, CEM does provide one set of familiarisation papers to schools each year. 

Many parents believe that utilising these papers and more general mock tests can help their child better prepare. Because of the high number of questions that require answering in a relatively short timeframe, candidates are often unable to complete the test. For example, one past CEM test only gave pupils 15 minutes to answer 25 maths questions and 15 minutes to answer 60 verbal reasoning questions.

Therefore, we’ve included familiarisation papers for the CEM 11 plus entrance exam below (the same documents are available from the Birmingham Grammar Schools website). You will also find additional practice materials. 


Birmingham Grammar Schools CEM Familiarisation Papers:





Additional Resources:

Free CEM assessment maths papers:

Practice Paper 1

Practice Paper 1 Answers

Practice Paper 2

Free CEM assessment English and verbal reasoning papers:

Practice Paper 1

Practice Paper 1 Answers

Practice Paper 2 With Answers

Free CEM assessment non-verbal reasoning papers:

Practice Paper 1

Practice Paper 1 Answers

Practice Paper 2

Practice Paper 2 Answers

Free CEM assessment general papers:

Practice Paper 1

Practice Paper 2

Practice Paper 3

Practice Paper 4

Practice Paper 5


Additional Information about KECHG

Pupils’ lives are enriched by the school’s excellent facilities that serve to support the academic and extracurricular activities available.  The website lists the following “specialist accommodation”, which includes:

      Two dedicated computer suites

      Eleven science labs

      Drama studio and drama workshop

      Art and design centre, including graphics suite

      Music centre (completed 2020)

      Sixth form centre (completed 2018)

      Environmental geography hub


      Two dining areas

      Sports hall

      Dance studio

      Fitness suite

      Swimming pool

The school also has its own careers centre to help older pupils prepare for work and build their CV. With the challenges of today’s job climate, it is never too early to start CV building, and the careers centre helps pupils with this! For those pupils who plan on going to university, there is lots of information available to help with the decision-making progress. And for those pupils who choose an alternative route, there is information about apprenticeships and local colleges that can offer other subjects.

Official social media

KECHG’s Parent FAQs

What is the school’s Ofsted rating?

The school’s current Ofsted rating is ‘Outstanding’. You can access the full report here.


Is KECHG fee paid?

This school is a selective grammar school and is non-fee paying. 


Where is the catchment area for KECHG?

Click here view a map of the school’s catchment area. Distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between the applicant’s home address and a point decided by the school (the front gates).


What score do 11+ candidates need to achieve to receive an offer for admission?

There is no predetermined pass mark. The score will be standardised once all candidates have taken the exam. 


What if too many candidates apply?

In this instance, the oversubscription criteria will apply. Please refer to the 2022 Admissions Policy. 


What is the KECHG appeals process?

The following is from the 2022 Admissions Policy: “Appeals must be lodged by a date in March, which will be specified in the local authority offer letter. Appeal hearings are normally held in May and June.”


Does the school have a waiting list?

If your daughter is unable to gain admission, you can apply for her to be held on the school’s waiting list here. Please note that if a place becomes available while she is on the waiting list, she may be invited to take an exam, but the school has not published any information about its contents. You should contact the school for more information about this. It is necessary to make a new waiting list application each academic year. 

KECHG’s school uniform

Click here to view school uniform requirements.


Where can I view GCSE and A-LEVEL results in further detail?

You can view all exam results here.

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