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17 Jan
2020

130 Amazing Old Edwardians

This academic year marks the 130th Anniversary of the Old Edwardian Club. Founded in 1889 by our very first KEHS leavers, the Club has fostered life-long school spirit, and given a platform for alumnae to promote and support one another beyond the school gates. To mark this auspicious occasion, we took...

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17 Jan
2020

Sustainable Fashion Sale

On Wednesday 22nd January, a sustainable fashion sale will be held in school which has been organised by Tara and Emily in the Upper Sixth. They will be selling quality second hand clothes in G6 to discourage the use of fast fashion, which is extremely detrimental to the environment. All proceeds will be donated to...

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17 Jan
2020

Dr Stephen Burwood Visits the Religious Studies Department

On Tuesday 14th January, Dr Stephen Burwood spoke to Sixth Form A level Religious Studies students on the theory of functionalism and its role in the mind/body debate. This theory states that, rather than focusing on what the mind is made of, we should be evaluating what a mind actually does. The discussion...

Scott Lucas Enrichment Lecture
10 Jan
2020

Lecture by Professor Scott Lucas

On Thursday 9th January, students in the Lower Fifth were treated to an excellent lecture by Professor Scott Lucas from the University of Birmingham. An expert on US and global politics, Professor Lucas discussed a range of highly relevant topics, from the inner workings of the Trump White House through to recent...

10 Jan
2020

KEHS Music Makers on Tour

​Our first KEHS Music Makers Chamber Music Tour took place on Monday 16th December when Samantha Burley, Jennifer, Naina, Beatrice and Shivanii took to the road to perform a selection of well known Christmas music to Primary School children aged between 3 and 7. The tour included visits to Raddlebarn Primary...

10 Jan
2020

CBSO: A Vision of the Future

On Thursday 9th January, Katie and Renee took part in the CBSO Concert: A Vision of the Future. This was a project run by the CBSO Youth Ambassadors who took over the CBSO and put on a fantastic event. The programme included Marquez, 'Danzón No.2' and Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'.

10 Jan
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at this week's lunchtime recital at the Ruddock Hall. Beatrice began the concert with Holst's Invocation. The cello and piano are imitative of each other throughout the piece, Beatrice captured this beautifully and gave an excellent performance. Samantha concluded the...

10 Jan
2020

Senior Swing Band Outreach Tour

On Monday 16th December, the Senior Swing Band visited four primary schools, in Small Heath and Rednal, to give ‘Christmassy’ concerts to primary school children in their final week of term. Many of the children had never experienced live music of this kind before, so it was a real treat for them, and the band did a...

10 Jan
2020

Tara’s Success in the Sam Hood Translation Competition

​Congratulations to Tara whose translation of Ovid was warmly commended by the judges of the Sam Hood Translation Competition run by Omnibus magazine. There were a huge number of entries this year, many of which were of an exceptionally high standard, so Tara’s commendation was a real achievement and a...

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10 Jan
2020

Karate Success

On 30th November, Lina travelled to London to complete a three hour karate exam, consisting of basic moves and fighting. Lina showed some excellent skill and successfully achieved her Dan Black Belt. Well done Lina!​

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16 Dec
2019

Christmas Cards

The Art department is pleased to announce the Christmas card competition winners for 2019. Congratulations to Salihah who won the Upper School prize with her beautiful water colour Christmas Tree design and also to Ankita, who won the Lower School prize for her Winter Reindeer design. We had many entries this year...

16 Dec
2019

Question Time

On Friday 6th December, the Sixth Form took part in the annual KEHS Question Time event. A visiting panel of local politicians were grilled by questions from pupils on topics ranging from Brexit to racism, health to education. This year's panellists were...

16 Dec
2019

Christmas Concerts

The end of the Autumn term has been a busy one for the Music Department, with no sign of things slowing down just yet! A whole term's work for all of our ensembles culminated in our three Christmas Concerts on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th December. Our festive music extravaganza saw sold out audiences in the...

16 Dec
2019

Music News

Well done to Derwent who has been offered a place in the Under 13 National Children’s Orchestra. Congratulations to all musicians who performed at Speech Day. Olivia and Ivy performed Halvorsen's violin duet Passacaglia from Handel's Suite No. 7 in G minor...

Thirds Disco
16 Dec
2019

Christmas Disco

​Our Thirds Christmas disco was a resounding success and was a fantastic start to our jam packed calendar of Christmas festivities. We would particularly like to thank members of the Parents’ Association, who organised and hosted the event and Sixth Form girls: Scarlett, Emily, Emily G, Mina, Ellen, Laura, Abdea and...

16 Dec
2019

Thirds Trip to Peter Pan

For their first theatre trip, in conjunction with their English lessons, this year’s Thirds were as excited as the titular airborne adventurer they were going to see. The REP’s adaptation had transplanted the Darling family from Victorian London to a Bordesley Green council estate, with many of the young cast...

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16 Dec
2019

Aliyah Performs live on BBC Radio West Midlands

On Thursday 5th December, Aliyah, in her role as Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate, was invited to perform one of her poems and discuss her work on BBC Radio West Midlands. Aliyah’s poem was entitled Matinée in the operating theatre, which you can read on the English Department Blog. Aliyah’s radio slot was so...

Christmas Cracker
16 Dec
2019

Christmas Swimming Gala

On 9th December, 12 girls from our swimming squad and lifesaving club took part in a fun Christmas swimming gala, racing against a team from KES. Particular congratulations to our Middle School team of Abigail, Audrey, Neave and Skye, who won four out of their seven races. Many thanks to Mrs Thomas and KES...

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16 Dec
2019

Shivani’s Black Belt Success

Last weekend, Shivani successfully achieved her second Dan Black Belt in Karate. Shivani, who has been participating in Karate since the age of five, has been training for her second Black Belt for the past two years. Karate has given her excellent training in self-defence, improving self-confidence, awareness...

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10 Dec
2019

British Education Awards 2020 Finalist

Huge congratulations to Jessica who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2020 in recognition of her brilliant academic results and extra-curricular success in the A-Level category. Well done Jess!...

10 Dec
2019

Young Enterprise Company Verglace Attend the Blue Coat Christmas Fayre

​The KEHS Young Enterprise Company Verglace attended the Blue Coat School Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7th December selling their eco-friendly hoodies! It was their first experience of selling to the general public and they gained so much from this in terms of marketing, product display, negotiating prices and hard...

10 Dec
2019

Speech Day

Last Thursday, we celebrated the achievements of our senior girls. Not only did this year's Lower Sixth achieve the best GCSE results in the history of the School, they have also contributed to the School's life and culture in myriad ways, showing true intellectual verve and community spirit. Mrs Clark thanked the...

10 Dec
2019

Democracy and Decision Making Final

On Wednesday 4th December, the Lower Fourth marked the end of their first unit of work in PDM by taking part in the Democracy and Decision Making Final. Over the past eight weeks, the girls have been working on ideas about how they can improve the School whilst working within a budget and as a team. The two...

10 Dec
2019

Upper Sixth Psychology students attend Strong Foundations Workshop

​On Friday 29th November, Psychology students attended an interactive revision workshop in Birmingham. The workshop was coordinated by Tutor2u, who specialise in developing resources to allow students to maximise their performance in important examinations and fulfil their potential. The Strong Foundations...