News

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14 Feb
2020

University Information Evening

On Wednesday 5 February, we welcomed Lower Sixth students and parents to our annual University Information Evening held at the RPAC. Mr Roderick Smith, Director of Admissions at the University of Birmingham, gave a very informative talk about how to make a good university application, from choosing a course...

14 Feb
2020

Music Outreach

Children from Bordesley Green Primary School have been composing music inspired by Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo this term, as part of our KEHS Music Makers outreach programme. Mrs Johnston has made two visits to the school to work with pupils in Reception, helping them to create animal soundscapes...

14 Feb
2020

Gymnastics

Our gymnasts have been very busy with competitions over the past couple of weeks and have executed some fantastic performances on both the floor and vault. In the Birmingham Schools Competition on Wednesday 5th February, both of our teams performed extremely well, with Maya, Shalu, Lily, Rosie and...

14 Feb
2020

Swimming

On Thursday 6th February, our Under 12 and Under 13 swimming teams headed to Warwick School to compete in the Warwick 50s. Overall, we were placed 10th out of 16 schools, which is a great result from our girls given that, for a number of them, it was the first time they had taken part in a competitive event...

14 Feb
2020

Art Trip Pitt Rivers

On 5th February, Upper Fifth GCSE Art students visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, which is home to a vast collection of artefacts from around the world, including the Haida Totem Pole, a magnificent structure running up to the ceiling of the museum. The girls arrived with sketchbooks in hand, ready to take...

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14 Feb
2020

International Exchange News

Freya and Lottie have spent the last three weeks at KEHS as part of our International Exchange programme with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Freya and Lottie have enjoyed visits to London, the Lake District and Cadbury World with their host friends and have adapted very well to their new routines at KEHS; they...

14 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at last week's lunchtime recital. The 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice treated us to a stunning performance of the vivace ma non troppo from Dvořák's American Quartet No. 12. This was followed by a tremendous interpretation of Shostakovich's...

14 Feb
2020

Performers’ Platform

Last week's Performers' Platform was a showcase of solo performances and chamber music by advanced musicians from both schools. Isabel, on the violin, performed John Williams' Remembrances from Schindler's List. Sara, on the harp, played Debussy's Arabesque No.1. Rebecca, performed Mendelssohn's...

Pr3
14 Feb
2020

Physics Roadshow

On Tuesday 11th February, a team of incredibly talented Sixth Form physicists delivered a fascinating 90 minute presentation to 50 primary school pupils from St Edwards School, William Murdoch Primary School, Oasis Academy Hobmoor and Bordesley Green Primary School. There were a variety of impressive...

Hp2
14 Feb
2020

Harry Potter Book Night 2020

For this year’s Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 7th February, there were thousands of parties and celebrations held all over the world, and KEHS was pleased to host one of them! The sixth Harry Potter Book Night, celebrated at KEHS for the fourth year running, was once more enthusiastically supported by...

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14 Feb
2020

Salsa Night 2020

On Friday 7th February, Upper Sixth Spanish students organised KEHS’ seventh annual Salsa Night, in aid of the Latin American Foundation for the Future. Over 100 tickets were sold, resulting in one of the best attendances ever at the event. Students and teachers from both KES and KEHS came together to drink...

Mock Trial
10 Feb
2020

Mock Trial Team

On Saturday 25th January, our school Mock Trial team headed over to Birmingham Crown Court to participate in the Independent Schools Mock Trial competition. Donning suits and arguing in front of judges in real courts was an invaluable way to get a glimpse into the life of a barrister; we were also grateful to...

10 Feb
2020

One of our Best Ever Musical Productions: Chicago 2020

The Senior Production is always an exciting landmark in the School's year, and last week we presented Chicago, a musical masterpiece set against the jazz tunes of the roaring twenties. Over 70 students came together on stage, behind the scenes and in the band to create something truly magical. Charlotte, Grace...

10 Feb
2020

Lower Fifth GCSE Science Live Conference

On Wednesday 5th February, the Lower Fifth attended a series of science lectures at Symphony Hall by five scientists who are working at the cutting-edge of their respective fields. Professor Mark Miodownik talked about his work in creating biodegradable plastics and the dangers of ‘greenwashing’. Next, was a talk...

Public Speaking
10 Feb
2020

Outreach Debating Workshop

On Wednesday 5th February, KEHS played host to an Outreach Debating Workshop for local school children from Little Sutton Primary School, William Murdoch Primary School, Blakesley Hall Primary School, Bordesley Green Primary School and Blue Coat School. This was a highly beneficial experience for all...

10 Feb
2020

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

On Tuesday lunchtime, Jayamala and Rhea, from the Upper Sixth, gave talks on some academic research which they have undertaken. Jayamala spoke about cytomegalovirus and its effects on the donors and recipients of renal transplants, as well as cardiac complications. Rhea gave a talk on Functionalism...

Salus Week
10 Feb
2020

Salus Week 2020

Last week, we ran our annual Salus event, which encouraged girls to reflect on various aspects of their own wellbeing and self-care. Our Lower Sixth Salus Committee worked together to organise various events during the course of the week. The theme of the week was resilience and, with a large number of girls...

Aliyah Holocaust Poem
10 Feb
2020

Aliyah Performs at the Holocaust Memorial Service

Aliyah, was asked to write and read out her poem at the Holocaust Memorial Service at the Council House on Sunday 26th January, as part of her role as Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate. The theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day was "Standing Together" and, with speakers such as Mindu Hornick MBE...

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10 Feb
2020

Birmingham Schools Novice Gymnastics Competition

On Friday 31st January, five girls from the Lower School competed in the Birmingham Schools Novice Gymnastics Competition at Edgbaston High School. Despite it being most of the girls' first competition, they held their nerves well and performed brilliantly on both the floor and the vault, managing to come away...

U13A At County Runners Up
10 Feb
2020

Under 13 County Netball Tournament

On Tuesday 4th February, we took two Under 13 netball teams to the annual county tournament at Sutton Girls’ High School. Our Under 13 B team showed great skill and determination, and just missed out on a place in the semi-finals by one point! Our Under 13 A team managed to win all their games in the group...

U18 Team Photo
10 Feb
2020

Regional Netball Tournaments

On Sunday 26th January, our Under 19, Under 16 and Under 14 netball teams represented Birmingham in the annual regional tournament. All three teams knew they would have to play some of their best ever netball in order to qualify for the national tournament. Our Under 14 team played really well throughout the day...

Cross Country
10 Feb
2020

Fantastic Cross Country Success for Amira

​It has been a very busy and successful start to 2020 for Amira, our super talented cross country athlete. On 4th January, she achieved second place in the Warwickshire County Championships, qualifying for the County Team for the Inter-county National Championships. She was also placed second in the West Midlands...

Mock Bar Trial
24 Jan
2020

Barrister Visits KEHS

On 10th January, we were lucky enough to welcome barrister Aadhithya Anbahan to mentor the KEHS/KES Mock Bar Trial team in preparation for our upcoming competition. Miss Anbahan, a practising member of St Ives Chambers and representative of the Young Bar Committee in the West Midlands Circuit, gave us a...

Clara
24 Jan
2020

Studying in Bonny Scotland

On Friday 17th January, Clara Harrison (OE 2019) returned to school to talk to pupils about her studies at St Andrews. Clara is in the first year of an English degree and spoke about the variety of texts she has studied so far, as well as tips for those looking to apply for English. Hint: read! She also talked about...