News

Regional Badminton
05 Apr
2019

Regional Badminton Success!

On Wednesday 3rd April, our Key Stage 3 badminton team won the regional round of the National Badminton Championship. Well done to Aditi, Aditi, Sana, Gracia and Namrata who will go on to compete in the National finals in May.​

Aanika Gupte Badminton
05 Apr
2019

Aanika's Badminton Victory

On Sunday 31st March, Aanika, competed in a county badminton tournament, representing Warwickshire. As a result of a player absence, Warwickshire was subject to penalties, meaning their rival teams were at an advantage. Nevertheless, Aanika and her team played well and achieved first place in the tournament!​

Shivaniis Great Debate Success
05 Apr
2019

Shivanii’s Great Debate Success

On Saturday 30th March, Shivanii, in the Upper Fifth, competed at the Historical Association Great Debate final at Windsor Castle, achieving first place in the competition! This is hugely impressive in a prestigious national competition, especially as Shivanii was competing against Sixth Form students.

Art Trip
29 Mar
2019

Thirds Art Trip

On Friday 8th March, the Thirds spent the day at Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire, learning primarily about different urban, rural and natural landscapes. The students were then able to create their own landscape, based on the examples they had seen earlier in the day. The task was interesting...

Outreach
29 Mar
2019

Outreach: RE Workshop

On Monday 25th March, we welcomed 45 pupils from across Birmingham to our Outreach Workshop, led by RE Today. The event encouraged pupils to consider the meaning of respect, as well as ideas about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. Throughout the day, pupils were able to discuss their different ideas and...

29 Mar
2019

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk

Last weekend, the Lower Fifth ventured out to Bromsgrove to do their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. After making it safely to Upton Warren Campsite, with only a few groups getting lost along the way, the students had a go at cooking dinner for themselves using trangia stoves. After a restless sleep in...

Nicolas Pasternak Slater
29 Mar
2019

Languages Lecture: Nicolas Pasternak-Slater

On Wednesday 27th March, students had a wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture in school given by Nicolas Pasternak-Slater. Nicolas is the nephew of Russian poet and writer, Boris Pasternak, who wrote Doctor Zhivago and has translated many of the works of Shakespeare from English into Russian...

29 Mar
2019

Music Events

​This week’s Performers’ Platform focused on solo performances and chamber music ensembles by some of KEHS’ musicians. The concert began with a string quartet consisting of Alicia, Sharon, Ritisha and Bryneet, who performed a beautiful rendition of the allegro from Mozart’s Divertimento in F major. Eva played with...

Jessica Tedd
29 Mar
2019

Astronomy and Astrophysics Success

After her excellent performance in the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO) paper, Jessica, in the Upper Sixth, has been invited to attend a training camp in Oxford. The top eleven UK students in Physics and Astronomy are invited to the camp and then five are chosen for the next UK BAAO team...

Amira Hamilton
29 Mar
2019

Cross Country Success!

Amira, in the Thirds, recently achieved 27th place in the National Cross Country championships. In a race of nearly 200 of the very best young athletes in England in her age group, this position represents a significant success. Amira represented the West Midlands and achieved first place amongst her team...

Squash
29 Mar
2019

National Squash Finals

​On Thursday 21st March, five of our students competed in the National Schools Squash Finals in Nottingham and had enormous success achieving first place in the competition. Congratulations to Natalie, Amelia, Harriet, Anya and Meha.

Ben Kotzee
25 Mar
2019

A Level Religious Studies Lectures

For the past few weeks, Upper Sixth A Level Religious Studies students have been treated to a series of lectures focusing on the importance of religious and ethical language. These have been led by Dr Ben Kotzee and Dr Iain Law from the University of Birmingham, including discussions on whether religious and...

Ludlow
25 Mar
2019

Geography Trip to Ludlow

On Thursday 14th March, Lower Sixth Geographers visited rural South Shropshire to undertake fieldwork as part of their A Level studies. They investigated the rebranding of Ludlow, a small market town, as a centre of national gastronomical importance, studying the links between this and changes to make agriculture...

Quiz 1
25 Mar
2019

PA Quiz

Last Friday, over 70 students, staff and parents took part in the PA Quiz. It was, without a doubt, a memorable event with 61 challenging rounds. Many thanks to the PA for organising the evening and Miss Brown for acting as our Quiz Master.​

25 Mar
2019

Dance Production 2019

This week has seen the annual dance production take place in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. This year’s theme was ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and had a conservation message running throughout. We were lucky to get permission from the BBC to use David Attenborough voice overs and this helped set the tone for...

25 Mar
2019

Choral and Orchestral Concerts

On 10th and 11th March, the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre hosted the annual series of Choral and Orchestral Concerts. No-one could dispute that this year’s repertoire was one of the most brilliant, though challenging, yet. A prime example of this is the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor which featured Charlotte as..

Mun Shrewsbury
25 Mar
2019

Model United Nations Conference

​On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, 14 KEHS students took part in the Model United Nations conference held at Shrewsbury School. In joint delegations with students from KES, our students represented China, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Togo, Iraq, and Brazil. There were many issues to be debated, ranging from the...

Molly Lifesaving
25 Mar
2019

Molly's Commitment to Lifesaving

As a result of her continued commitment to Lifesaving Club and her experience as club captain. Molly was recently awarded the RLSS West Midlands Region Youth Trophy. Our lifesaving club was also awarded the Millennium Trophy for Lifesaving.​

Indoor Rowing
25 Mar
2019

National Indoor Rowing Competition

On Friday 15th March, 11 students took part in the world’s biggest National Indoor Rowing Competition in London. Over 2500 young people competed in the event, which is the finale of the indoor rowing season. Competing against 66 other teams, the Under 14 team achieved 8th place in their Sprint Race relay...

25 Mar
2019

Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts

Naomi recently took part in the Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts, playing piano in a range of styles and a repertoire from Bach to Alexander Rosenblatt. She was successful in reaching the final round of the competition and impressed the judges, winning a special prize of a bursary to attend Chetham's International...

25 Mar
2019

Peter Vernon Vocal Prize

On Sunday 17th March, Naina, in the Lower Fifth, competed in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Annual Vocal Competition and achieved first place in the over 14 age category.​

Classic Conference 1
15 Mar
2019

Classics Conference

On Saturday 9th March, Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association held a conference attended by our Sixth Form Latin students. They first read a challenging Latin text by Suetonius about the many wives and murderous acts of the Emperor Nero, followed by a section of Virgil’s Georgics about bees as an...

Latin Trip 2
15 Mar
2019

Latin Trip to Bath

On Wednesday 13th March, Upper Fourth students made the long journey to the historic town of Bath, where they toured the ancient ruins of Aquae Sulis and learnt about Roman and British culture of the time, as well as how the Romans influenced British society. They were able to see the original roman baths, the...

15 Mar
2019

Lauren's Lunchtime Recital

On Tuesday 12th March, Lauren performed to a packed audience in a recital at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She opened with an assured performance of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101 before creating a spellbinding atmosphere in her interpretation of Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit...