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Welcome to King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy where you’ll discover a great learning environment in which students aged from 11 to 18 are encouraged to reach their full potential. We invite you to be part of it.

We believe that all children can achieve. We provide a stimulating learning environment where we raise students’ aspirations. We ensure equality of opportunity for all. We pride ourselves on being approachable – working with parents, students, staff and the community in a spirit of cooperation and support.

We belong to King Edward VI Foundation – which provides a proud history dating back to 1552 and a national reputation for academic excellence. We have high expectations of personal conduct and responsibility. We have an absolute commitment to high standards for all.

Above all, we believe in the best – for our students, their families, our Academy and the wider community.

Mr John P. Allen

Travel Information

Latitude: 52.468646. Longitude: -1.778825.

 By Air

We are situated 2 miles from Birmingham International Airport. Parking is available at the airport in various locations. The airport is served by various bus and coach services connecting the airport to Birmingham City Centre, Nuneaton, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Atherstone, Coventry, Solihull Rail Station and Erdington.

 By Car

We are located in East Birmingham close to the M6 and M42 (junction 6) motorways and approximately 7 miles from Birmingham City Centre.The A45 Coventry Road is the closet major road to us.

North West
Using the M6 take exit 4A onto the M42 towards M40/Solihull. Travel along the M42 exiting at junction 6 onto the A45 (Birmingham). Travel along the A45, passing Birmingham International Airport on your right. Turn right at the major traffic light junction onto Sheaf Lane. Continue onto Church Road. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sheldon Heath Road. The Academy is on your right hand side, just after Kenmure Road and before the zebra crossing. The student entrance is on Kenmure Road.

North East
Using the M42 take exit 6 onto the A45 (Birmingham). Follow the same instructions as North West at this point.

South
Using the M40 take exit 3A onto the M42 towards M6/Solihull. Exit the M42 at junction 6 onto the A45 (Birmingham). Follow the same instructions as North West at this point.

South West
Using the M5 take exit 4A onto the M42 towards M40. Exit M42 at junction 6 onto the A45 (Birmingham). Follow the same instructions as North West at this point.

South East
Using the M1 take exit 19 onto the M6. Get off the M6 at junction 4 to M42/Solihull. Travel along the M42 exiting at junction 6. Follow the same instructions as North West at this point.

 By Rail

The nearest railway station to us is Lea Hall Train Station (1.3 miles). The other two closest stations are Marston Green and Birmingham Internal Rail (2.5 miles). The nearest major railway station is Birmingham New Street (6.5 miles). The school is about a 15-20 minute drive from Birmingham New Street. The nearest coach station is Birmingham International Station. Bus numbers 17, 59S, 70, 71, 72 stop outside the school. The Transport Direct website keeps an up to date list of transportation methods. Click the link below to go to the site and type in our postcode.

 By Bus

There are bus stops along Sheldon Heath Road with services running frequently. These are numbers 17, 59S, 70, 71, 72. You can get more information on timings and routes from the National Express website.