Welcome to Handsworth Grammar School

handsworthvideoI extend a warm welcome to you and your family as you visit our website. Founded in 1862 Handsworth Grammar School is the oldest Grammar School in Birmingham and enjoys a fine tradition of excellence and achievement. We are a part of the Grammar Schools in Birmingham for our Admissions process accepting Boys from age 11 to 16 as well as Boys and Girls at Sixth Form level. We are rightly proud of our Grammar School ethos, culture and traditions where we are creative, innovative and forward thinking as well as being conscious of our historical roots.

Handsworth Grammar School is an educational establishment that aims to make a real and significant difference to the lives of each and every child that we educate. We believe that the benefits of the School should be accessible to all students, regardless of where their talents or interests lie. The extensive opportunities available are created by a School that has acknowledged excellence in a range of areas but which is able to balance the academic, pastoral and extracurricular needs of the community with that of the individuals that form its student body. The School provides this purposeful environment with the support of staff who are talented and motivated in order to nurture the best from each child.

In our Ofsted Report of 2013 we were graded as Good with Outstanding Features. The HMI noted that our Students enjoy coming to School and that they do well and reach high standards. Also our Teachers have excellent Subject knowledge and always want their Students to do their very best. On top of this the Ofsted report highlighted that the social and moral development of our Students is outstanding.

We recognise that choosing the right school is a difficult decision. I would encourage you to contact us and we would be delighted to welcome you to Handsworth Grammar School so that you can experience what we have to offer first hand.

Mr SN Bird BA (Hons), DipEd, MA (Oxon), NPQH, FRGS, FRSA

Headmaster