It's true that it's about 1/3 girls and 2/3 boys, but that due more to the fact that both KECHG and KEHGS offer far more places than KECHB and KEA respectively.
There will always be more boys than girls for that reason but the ratio does seem to be moving towards parity.
I don't have a daughter at the KEFW but we do have parents friends who do - I haven't heard of any particular issues. In fact when they get to GCSEs and A Levels it seems to have a positive effect on all pupils - far more balanced and mature young people than you seem to get in single gender schools.
My duaghter went to KEHS (Edgbaston) but in hindsight we would have been very happy for her to attend KEFW - we would also have saved a lot of money to boot!
We went along to an open eveing presentation on Oxbridge and Univ entrance a few months ago - they got a fantastic response from recent ex KEFW pupils who willingly came back to the school to give presentation and participate in open discussions. Very impressive group of young people, with a large proprotion of girls, who were clearly very happy with their time at KEFW.
You also now have a the first female head at KEFW.
I am aware of 1 girl who managed to get into KEHGS (via last minute PAF switch) but wasn't happy at the school - she sat an exam to switch to KEFW at the end of year-7 and was successful and is now really happy.
Any idea why this girl wasn't happy at KEHGS?
Is KEFW a preferred choice for most parents here compared to KEHGS? I am still confused..
oh and what is "last minute PAF switch"?