Waverley School, Birmingham

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Waverley School
Yardley Green Road

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B9 5QA

Coordinates 52°29′25″N1°49′09″W / 52.4903°N 1.8193°W / 52.4903; -1.8193 Coordinates: 52°29′25″N1°49′09″W / 52.4903°N 1.8193°W / 52.4903; -1.8193
Type Academy
Local authority Birmingham
Department for Education URN 142219 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Head teacherMr K Hanif OBE
Gender Mixed
Age4to 19

Waverley School is a mixed all-through school located in Small Heath, Birmingham, England.

Mixed-sex education Mixed-sex education

Mixed-sex education, also known as mixed-gender education, co-education or coeducation, is a system of education where males and females are educated together. Whereas single-sex education was more common up to the 19th century, mixed-sex education has since become standard in many cultures, particularly in Western countries. Single-sex education, however, remains prevalent in many Muslim countries. The relative merits of both systems have been the subject of debate.

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The co-educational Waverley Grammar School was situated between Byron Road and Waverley Road, now next to the A45 - Muntz St (B4145) roundabout, and next to Small Heath Park. This school is now Small Heath School, Birmingham.

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In 2006, Waverley was recognized as one of the most improved schools at GCSE level in England.

Recently, on 28–29 April 2010 Waverley School was inspected my Her Majesty's inspectors and four additional inspectors. They observed 34 lessons and 38 teachers, four form periods and an assembly. After they had gathered up their notes and came to a decision, Waverley School was officially labelled as an Outstanding school.

The school has expanded in recent years to become an all-through school for primary, secondary and sixth form education.

Primary school School in which children receive primary or elementary education from the age of about five to twelve

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Secondary school A building and/or organization where secondary education is provided

A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system.

In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and some Commonwealth countries, sixth form represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education, where students prepare for their A-level examinations.


Waverley is a boys and girls school for pupils age 4 - 19. [1]

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  1. "Waverley School". BBC News. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2008.