Our Mission and Aims

Our mission is to nurture confident, considerate and intellectually curious young women.

In a stimulating and supportive environment, each girl, from our youngest to our most senior pupil, is recognised as an individual and is encouraged to explore and develop every facet of her abilities and talents so that she leaves EHS with the academic qualifications, core values and social skills that will enable her to succeed in an ever-changing world.


  1. To inspire a life-long passion for learning, to encourage a thirst for knowledge and to provide each girl with the opportunity of becoming an independent learner.
  2. To deliver education of the highest standard via a comprehensive programme of study consisting of a broad and balanced core curriculum complemented and enriched by a wide variety of co-curricular pursuits.
  3. To foster interests which will enrich each girl and enable her to make a valuable contribution to the school and the wider community. 
  4. To provide a caring pastoral system, which supports mental health and wellbeing, enabling every girl to develop her character, confidence and demonstrate her talents, and to take on roles of leadership and responsibility.
  5. To foster a strong sense of community in which girls are helped to develop respectful and tolerant attitudes which will enable them to live in harmony with all members of society.


EHS Coat of Arms

A coat of arms granted to the school by the College of Heralds is carved in stone, emblazoned, and used as a decorative feature over the Ante Hall entrance to Senior School.

A blue and gold chevron on the centre of the shield represents the school's connection with the Manor of Edgbaston and with the City of Birmingham; the arms of both contain this emblem. Laurel branches on each side of the chevron signify the association of the school with the large house known as The Laurels in Hagley Road which was its home for so many years.

The school motto, Fideliter, Fortiter, Feliciter, is on a scroll below the shield. A crest resting on the helm shows a distaff, representing the female element in heraldry, between two martins, one looking inwards and one outwards.

Our coat of arms symbolises the rich history of EHS and is a vibrant representation of the School's distinctive and recognisable ethos.

The provenance of the school's motto Fideliter, Fortiter, Feliciter is unknown but it is seems that many other girls schools founded at the same time, or earlier, also adopted a latin motto. It is most likely that the first Headmistress of EHS, Miss Alice Cooper, decided on the motto, and it has been suggested that it is a fair reflection of her personality. Fideliter - she was very faithful to the school as one of the longest serving Heads and keeping up with how the school was progressing even after she her retirement. Fortiter - she was certainly a strong character and determined. Feliciter - whilst she seems to have a very stern appearance in her portrait, reading Laurel Leaves of her time, the school was obviously a happy place.

Edgbaston High School is a lively, happy, caring community in which every girl is valued as an individual and in which she is given full encouragement from an outstandingly united and committed Staff. Every facet of her abilities and talents is carefully considered and developed.

In a purposeful atmosphere for learning, personal and academic growth are enhanced by the richness of opportunity offered through a broad and progressive curriculum and stimulating extracurricular programme. 

Pastoral care is an integral part of every aspect of school life, and works hand in hand with academic success.