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14 Dec
2017

Food Studies News

​On Friday 1st December, the Lower Fifth Food Studies group went to the NEC for the BBC Good Food Show. We were welcomed by the bustling atmosphere of the public and many other schools, all there for one reason: FOOD!!

Book Fair
12 Dec
2017

Christmas Half Price Book Fair

​Over the last two weeks, the Library has been running its seasonal Book Fair in conjunction with Scholastic Publishing. We were able to secure a special promotion making absolutely every item half price! It was very well attended by both students and staff, with everyone doing some early Christmas shopping.

12 Dec
2017

Law Careers Talk

​On Wednesday we welcomed Lucy Dolan, Early Talent Manager from Gowling WLG, into school to give a lunchtime talk about routes into the legal profession. Upper School KEHS and KES students gathered in the Lecture Theatre to hear about the commercial legal services that Gowling provides and their impressive global reach

Question Time
12 Dec
2017

Question Time

On Friday 1st December, members of the Sixth Form had the opportunity to take part in Question Time, in which we asked members of the Labour, Green, Conservative and Liberal parties their opinions on issues important to us.

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04 Dec
2017

Save the Elephants

​This week Mr Jarvis delivered a thought provoking assembly about the ivory trade and the decline of the elephant population. He highlighted the increasing probability that elephants will become extinct within our lifetime.

04 Dec
2017

Speech Day

On Thursday 30th November, we welcomed parents, governors and VIPs to KEHS for Speech Day – a celebration of this year’s phenomenal GCSE results, and the hard work that made those results possible.

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04 Dec
2017

Sinali’s Book Donations

This week, Sinali Gunarathne from the Lower Sixth delivered an assembly to encourage girls to donate any unwanted or unused books to rural schools in Sri Lanka.

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27 Nov
2017

The Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year

Congratulations to all the girls and staff for their contribution in making KEHS the Sunday Times West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year. The twenty fifth edition of ‘Parent Power’ identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results.

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27 Nov
2017

The Stuart Southall Room and the John Speed Atlas UPDATE!

Recently our archive collection was valued, and one item was discovered of particular note – John Speed’s Atlas; The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain. Speed was a noted cartographer of his time and produced many maps and Atlases such as this. Printed in 1616, this book is older than the school itself!

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27 Nov
2017

Model United Nations Conference

On Saturday 18th November, 19 students ranging from Lower Fifth to Upper Sixth attended the Model United Nations conference held at Malvern St James School. The conference opened with a speech from Peter Murphy, a former EU ambassador to Cameroon.

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20 Nov
2017

Children in Need Day

Today, KEHS saw an array of spotty headbands, socks, tights, scarves, tops and Pudsey ears for Children in Need day. Many thanks to everyone who has taken part and, in particular, to Lower 4S and Mrs Douglas for all their hard work in promoting such an important cause.

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20 Nov
2017

Autumn Challenge Workshop

On Tuesday 14th November, KEHS welcomed 70 children from a number of primary schools across Birmingham to our annual Autumn Challenge Workshop. Throughout the morning, gifted and talented pupils from years 5 and 6 took part in Maths, Science and Spanish lessons.

Poppy
13 Nov
2017

Remembrance Day Assembly

This morning, we had our annual Remembrance Day assembly. Students and staff gathered in the hall for a poignant assembly, reminding us what Remembrance Day is all about and why we all wear a poppy.

13 Nov
2017

Angela Clayton-Turner Visit

​On Tuesday, Angela Clayton-Turner, an Old Edwardian and chair of the London OE Club, came to talk to the Lower Sixth about Dementia. As an experienced dementia carer and "Dementia Friend", Angela's insight into this often sensitive topic was well-informed, detailed and eye-opening.

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13 Nov
2017

Awards Evening

On Friday 3rd October, we welcomed back the Class of 2017 for Awards Evening, a celebration of the wonderful things the girls achieved here at KEHS. After a warm reception reuniting with their former teachers, the girls and their families were regaled with a keynote speech from Old Edwardian Jess Butcher.

Debating Competition
13 Nov
2017

Birmingham Schools Debating Competition

On Saturday 4th November, three KEHS teams competed in the Birmingham University Debating Competition. Nikita and Maha achieved some early success winning the first round. All of the teams debated a variety of political, economic and cultural issues.

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13 Nov
2017

KEHS Caller Team Delyveres Success!

We are delighted to announce that The KEHS Trust Pupil Caller Team has been shortlisted for a national prize! The Tes Independent School Fundraising Initiative of the Year Award recognises innovation and new ideas in fundraising.

03 Nov
2017

Thirds Foundation Service

On Thursday 2nd November, all of our Thirds attended the annual Foundation Service, held to welcome new Year 7s joining the Foundation of Schools of King Edward VI. The nine schools of the Foundation were represented at the service in the awe-inspiring Great Hall at the University of Birmingham.

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03 Nov
2017

International Exchange

Lucy Arnold and Lizzie James in the Upper Fourth are currently attending The Study in Montréal as part of our International Exchange programme. Here are their impressions after their first few days: “Bonjour from Montréal! We’ve been having a wonderful stay in Canada so far.

13 Oct
2017

Opus Event: The Rising Problem of Homelessness

On Monday 9th October, Sixth Form students attended a public discussion focusing on the ‘Rising Problem of Homelessness’ at Opus Restaurant in Birmingham City Centre. The talk focused on a range of issues including ethics, economics, politics and philosophy.

13 Oct
2017

Careers Talk

​Last week, the Upper Fifth attended their second set of careers talks, held as part of their PDM programme. There were four talks on offer on this occasion.

International Exchange
05 Oct
2017

International Exchange

​The first two girls to take part in this year's international exchange arrived in Vancouver last weekend. Amelia and Erin were met by their exchange partners and families and are seen here at Vancouver airport on arrival.

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05 Oct
2017

Staff Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 29th September, KEHS staff and students took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The staff were spoilt for choice with an assortment of cakes, cookies, shortbread, flapjacks and brownies. Over £280 was raised and all proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support

Harvest Festival
05 Oct
2017

Harvest Festival

This week, Mr Lea delivered our annual Harvest Festival assembly. He emphasised the importance of donating to local foodbanks in and around Birmingham and highlighted how our contributions are appreciated by local needy people.