Education

Outstanding educational establishments

Education is central to creating communities. The Calthorpe Estate boasts an array of outstanding private and state educational establishments from nurseries and schools to internationally renowned universities.

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Calthorpe Estates boasts an array of internationally renowned education establishment.

It is home to five Higher Education establishments, including the University of Birmingham (UoB), a long-established member of the UK’s elite Russell Group, its business school, and a campus of the fast-growing Birmingham City University.

There are a range of outstanding public and private sector schools, to include King Edward’s School, one of the country’s most successful independents, the latter was founded in 1552, and numbers two Nobel Prize winners, JRR Tolkien and Bill Oddie among its diverse alumni. King Edward’s shares its 50-acre site with the King Edward VI High School for Girls, which has delivered equally stellar results since 1883. In addition to Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George’s School, St Paul’s School and Hallfield School.

The presence of a thriving professional services community has allowed the schools to create partnerships with many companies and organisations, offering opportunities for work experience, and providing both youngsters and their teachers with valuable insights into the world of business.

Parents looking for quality pre-school and nursery education have numerous options, including Norfolk House Nursery, which opened its first nursery in 2009, and its second in 2014. Both operate under the same management team as the nearby Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated independent prep school, Norfolk House School, in addition to Highfield Nursery and Leap Frog Nursery.

Centres of excellence

Edgbaston is also home to the Elmhurst Ballet School, which works closely with the famed Birmingham Royal Ballet, where dance stars of the future are given world-class training, alongside rigorous academic tuition. It operates inside a purpose-built complex and has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Mander Portman Woodward, on Greenfield Crescent, is a leading independent sixth-form college offering a comprehensive range of A Level and GCSE courses located in the heart of Edgbaston Village. Calthorpe Estates recently worked with the college to extend its classroom space and deliver more flexible working space for students and staff members.