History of the School

Approaching a century of excellence…

Originally know as Garry House, the School was founded less than mile from its present site in Fountain Road, Edgbaston, in 1934. It moved to Norfolk Road in 1964, and was re-founded as Norfolk House in 1967.

We have a proud record of unbroken service at the forefront of independent education in Birmingham which spans almost 100 years. Whilst we have always responded to the changing demands and challenges of society, we have never lost sight of our ethos. The process of updating and modernising is constant, but never done purely for its own sake. The School adopts the best practices of the present, and combines them with the tried and tested ones of the past.

Over the years, the School has built a well-earned reputation as one of the leading independent preparatory schools in Birmingham and the Midlands.


‘Due to your supervision and all your efforts [our child] is more confident and hard-working’.