Calthorpe Estates boasts an array of internationally renowned education establishments.
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 Edgbaston High School for Girls, St George’s School, St Paul’s School and Hallfield School. In addition to King Edward’s School, one of the country’s most successful independents, it was founded in 1552 and among its diverse alumni it numbers two Nobel Prize winners, JRR Tolkien and Bill Oddie. 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.
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 the leading Norfolk House Nursery, Highfield Nursery, The Crescent 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.