The top ten list of the West Midland’s most popular schools is dominated by six grammar schools.

The school proving to be the most popular this September across Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Solihull was King Edwards VI Aston – which was deluged with 1,046 applications for its 120 places. It meant almost NINE pupils were vying for each of its places.

1. King Edward VI Aston School, Aston - 8.72 applications per available place

2. Bordesley Green Girls School, Bordesley Green - 8.43 applications per available place

3. Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield - 8.39 applications per available place

4. King Edward VI Five Ways School, Bartley Green - 7.70 applications per available place

5. Park View School the Academy of Mathematics and Science, Alum Rock - 7.37 applications per available place

6. Waverley School, Small Heath - 7.05 applications per available place

7. Handsworth Grammar School, Handsworth - 6.91 applications per available place

8. King Edward VI Handsworth School, Handsworth - 6.64 applications per available place

9. Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, Sutton Coldfield - 6.44 applications per available place

10. Perry Beeches Academy, Great Barr - 6.44 applications per available place

Source: Birmingham Mail

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