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Lordswood Girls' School

Lordswood Girls' School
Established 1958
Type Academy
Headmistress Mrs. Jane Gotschel
Chair of the Governors Mr P. Wood
Location Knightlow Road
Harborne, Birmingham
West Midlands
B17 8QB
Students 849
Gender Females (mixed Sixth Form)
Ages 11–18
Colours Blue and White mainly

Lordswood Girls' School and The Sixth Form Centre is an academy school on Knightlow Road in Birmingham between Harborne and Bearwood. On Friday, 1 June 2012, Lordswood had their grand opening of their new science block. This was officially opened by Gisela Stuart MP.


  • History 1
  • Admissions 2
  • Academic performance 3
  • External links 4
    • News items 4.1


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. Even though the school lost its grammar touch, fortunately the school's grades are on their all-time high on 96% in 2009.


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.

Academic performance

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.

External links

  • EduBase
  • Lordswood Girls' School

News items

  • Good results in 2004
  • Headteacher criticises OFSTED in 2000
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