EHS Coat of Arms

A coat of arms granted to the school by the College of Heralds is carved in stone, emblazoned, and used as a decorative feature over the Ante Hall entrance to Senior School.

A blue and gold chevron on the centre of the shield represents the school's connection with the Manor of Edgbaston and with the City of Birmingham; the arms of both contain this emblem. Laurel branches on each side of the chevron signify the association of the school with the large house known as The Laurels in Hagley Road which was its home for so many years.

The school motto, Fideliter, Fortiter, Feliciter, is on a scroll below the shield. A crest resting on the helm shows a distaff, representing the female element in heraldry, between two martins, one looking inwards and one outwards.

Our coat of arms symbolises the rich history of EHS and is a vibrant representation of the School's distinctive and recognisable ethos.