Kings Norton Girls' School

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Kings Norton Girls' School is an all-girls academy school for pupils aged 11–19. Established in 1910, it is located in Selly Oak Road in Kings Norton within the formal district of Northfield, a suburb of the city of Birmingham, England.

Kings Norton Girls' School and Sixth Form
KNGS logo.jpg
Address
Selly Oak Road

Birmingham
,
West Midlands
,
B30 1HW

England
Coordinates52°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
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoOpening a World of Opportunities
Established1970
Local authorityBirmingham City Council
Department for Education URN136590 Tables
OfstedReports
ChairDavid Green
Head teacherNicola Raggett
StaffAround 190
GenderGirls and co-ed boys in 6th form
Age11 to 19
EnrolmentAround 1,000 [1]
HousesSharman, Keller, Goodall & Nightingale
Colour(s)Blue and either red (Sharman), yellow (Keller), blue (Nightingale) or green (Goodall)
Phone Number0121 6751305
Website

CurriculumEdit

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 (not anymore)
  • 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 alumnaeEdit

  • Felicity Jones, actress (for her GCSEs)[2]
  • 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 School for GirlsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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