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    At KEHS we believe that extra-curricular activities are vitally important in developing the ‘whole’ person.  We aim to create rounded, balanced and enriched pupils who not only exploit their academic capabilities to the full, but also become involved in the extra-curricular life of the school.  The school seeks to offer a wide range of opportunities to girls, to develop them in the broadest sense and enable them to be a great role model for both the school and wider society.  We do also allow girls to run their own clubs so they can share their passions and develop leadership skills.

    “The contribution of the school’s curricular and extra-curricular provision to the quality of pupils’ learning and achievement is excellent” - ISI Inspection Report 2010

    All girls are encouraged to experience the extraordinary array of extra-curricular activities which take place before school, during break times, at lunchtimes and after school.  Indisputable research highlights the importance of extra-curricular participation for pupils which brings benefits such as developing friendships and social interaction, self-belief, leadership skills, stress relief in an increasingly pressurised environment, pupil enrichment, team working, resilience and creating a determined mind-set.

    “The school succeeds extremely well in its aims to complement the formal curriculum with a full range of extra-curricular activities and to provide also opportunities for service to others. Pupils’ engagement is strong and achievement is high. A wide range of competitive sports is matched by extensive cultural and recreational activities such as music, dance and drama. Academic clubs include Astronomy, which has engaged pupils in European visits as part of the international Comenius project.” - ISI Inspection Report 2010

    The confidence and enjoyment gained from extra-curricular activities and achievements, and being part of a highly-motivated community, underpin and partner academic success. Many studies indicate that when managed carefully, there is a strong positive correlation between extra-curricular involvement and academic success. Increasingly, universities and employers are becoming interested not only in the academic profile, but also in the extra-curricular activities undertaken, which reveal a lot about a student’s personality and skills.

    Girls must also learn to manage their free time carefully so that they do not fall behind in academic work. Staff at KEHS are highly supportive of assisting girls to maintain that work-life balance.

    We pride ourselves in being unique in the Midlands as we offer over 70 regular, high quality activities every week! They are run by dedicated staff or outside expertise but the girls are also encouraged to run their own clubs so they can share their passions with others and develop leadership skills. Students participate in a wide range of activities including:

    • Acting and Film Making Club
    • Art Club
    • Badminton
    • Camera Club
    • Ceramics Club
    • Chamber Choir
    • Chamber Ensembles
    • Chess Club
    • Choir
    • Choral Society
    • Concert Band
    • Comenius
    • Concert Orchestra
    • Cross country running club 
    • Dance
    • Debating Society
    • Drama Club
    • Creative Writing Club
    • Economics Society
    • Engineering Club
    • Fencing
    • Football Club
    • German Club
    • Gymnastics
    • Guitar Ensemble
    • Hockey
    • Junior Science Club
    • Junior Swing Band
    • Le Petit Theatre
    • Lifesaving
    • Lower School Choir
    • Model United Nations
    • Netball
    • Performance Poetry Club
    • Philosophy Society
    • Reading Group
    • Rowing Club
    • Senior Netball
    • Senior Swing Band
    • Spanish Club
    • Swimming
    • Symphony Orchestra
    • Training String Orchestra
    • Tennis
    • Textiles club
    • Wind Band

    Extra tuition in Speech and Drama leading to LAMDA and Music Associated Board examinations and Mandarin is available as an additional, chargeable option.

    Editorial teams produce the School magazine ‘Phoenix’.  Students may join the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, participate in Model United Nations conferences and also many community care activities by raising funds for a range of local and national charities. An exciting programme of day trips, residential visits and links with industry and the community is taken up by the girls. There are also many opportunities for broadening horizons with foreign travel in Europe, Canada, New Zealand as well as plenty of Outdoor Pursuits activities.

    KEHS achieves great success not only in its academic results but in a broader area too with many girls winning national prizes, prestigious sports tournaments and music competitions.