Firstly I am no expert on Birmingham....
The following quote may be of some use. May not be the same school but it is part of the founadation [ I think]....perhaps Nicole may be able to help with your queries....
I have read with interest the questions and answers posted on this forum.
I am the newly appointed Admissions and Marketing Co-ordinator at King Edward's School that Dr Jalal mentions and I would be glad to answer any questions or concerns that parents of prospective pupils may have.
Please ring 0121 472 1672 and ask for Nicole Phillips.
(I also have a son in year 7 here so have a view from both sides of the fence!)