You are talkiing about 2 diffrent King Edwards schools. One is in Birmingham and is both selective and fee paying.
KES in Startford Upon Avon is indeed outstanding, is a free selective grammar school.
I'm not sure though that you'd say "all you need to do is achieve cut off and you're in", LOL, it has an intake of 84 boys per year and its qualification score is generally 10-15 points more than the other GS around because it is so popular. Thats not meant to be a dig, just funny that you said it. But yes, two different schools.
Many thanks for clarifying Yamin151.
So the KES fee paying is the one at Edgbaston right?
Sorry I understand that it's not just the cut-off that is required to secure a place at Stratford upon Avon or for that matter at any GS. You definitely need much more than that. Fully aware of that