News

11 May
2018

National History Competition Success for Samantha

amantha's story ‘Message that kills - a slave’s story’ has been awarded the Runner-Up prize in the national My Epic Era history competition. The standard was very high, but the judges were thoroughly impressed with Samantha’s entry...

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04 May
2018

Dr Iain Law Visits RS Department

Is there a difference between saying "marmite is disgusting" and "Sarah finds the taste of marmite to be disgusting"? "When we say stealing is wrong, do we know it is wrong, or is this an expression of emotion?" These were some of the questions that Upper Sixth A Level students discussed this week during a visit

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04 May
2018

Lunch with an OE Barrister

On Friday 27th April, we were delighted to welcome eminent barrister Christina Michalos (OE 1990) to school to deliver a presentation and networking lunch to the Upper School. A leading specialist in privacy, media and sports law, and intellectual property law, Christina

Wicked
04 May
2018

Wicked at the Birmingham Hippodrome

On Wednesday 25th April, music students from the Upper Fourth to the Lower Sixth visited Birmingham Hippodrome to watch the spectacular musical Wicked. It is safe to say that everyone, teachers included, enjoyed the evening greatly and were pleasantly surprised by the moving story and melodious voice of the singers.

04 May
2018

Lunchtime Recital

We are nearing the end of our 2017-2018 series of Lunchtime Recitals. Yesterday’s featured Jieyi (flute) and Ivy (violin), both of whom stunned the audience with their virtuoso performances. Jieyi opened the recital with Albert Franz Doppler’s Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, performing with energy and flair ...

Badminton Championships
04 May
2018

National Schools Badminton Championships

​On the 28th April, our Key Stage 4 badminton team set off to the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, to compete in the National Schools finals. KEHS has never made the national finals, so this was a very special day for us.

04 May
2018

Creak Memorial Prize 2018

This week, the winners of the Creak Memorial Prize were announced. Miss Creak, appointed in 1883, was the first headmistress of KEHS. She believed that women’s education should develop their highest intellectual potential and prepare them for the future.

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30 Apr
2018

Upper Fourth Battlefields Tour

In the Easter break, Upper Fourth History students travelled to France and Belgium to visit the historic battlefields of World War One. After arriving in Calais, the girls began their tour of the Western Front, visiting the French National War Cemetery at Notre Dame de Lorette, the world’s largest French military...

30 Apr
2018

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

Towards the end of the Easter holidays, six Duke of Edinburgh expedition groups braved waterlogged fields to complete their practice expeditions. One group from the Lower Sixth went up to Yorkshire where the climate was less than hospitable.

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30 Apr
2018

Spanish Exchange to Cordoba

During the Easter holidays, members of the Lower Fifth and the Sixth Form spent a week in Córdoba, southern Spain. Living with Spanish families, they were able to experience Spanish culture first-hand, as well as practise their Spanish, aided by intensive language lessons in the morning with teachers...

30 Apr
2018

KEHS Debating Commended in National Award

KEHS has received a Commendation in the English Speaking Union Debating Culture Award. The judges were impressed with KEHS's approach to whole-school debating.

30 Apr
2018

Junior Maths Team Competition

Towards the end of last term, a group of two Lower Fourth and two Upper Fourth took part in the regional round of the Junior Maths Team Competition. The girls had to work together to solve mathematical problems, working out what methods to use.

30 Apr
2018

Louise Gore Visits RS Department

This week, Upper Fifth Religious Studies students had the opportunity to meet Louise Gore, an Old Edwardian who currently works for the Jericho Foundation. A Birmingham-based charity, the Jericho Foundation works with people who experience personal or occupational barriers to help them gain relevant vocational skills..

30 Apr
2018

Independent Schools Religious Studies Association Essay Prize

Last term, all pupils in the Upper Fourth were invited to enter the Independent Schools Religious Studies Association essay competition. The essay explored the role of religion within conflict and whether it could be a force for peace.

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30 Apr
2018

Symphony Hall Summer Concert 2018

​On Monday 23rd April, nearly 400 musicians from KEHS and KES took part in our Summer Concert which is held biannually in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. We spent the afternoon rehearsing, and then the concert opened with Handel’s The King Shall Rejoice, performed by a Massed Choir of over 200 pupils

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23 Apr
2018

Dr Kotzee Visits RS Department

​It is always quite difficult to fully comprehend the theories of Plato and Aristotle and so the visit on 28th March of Dr Kotzee from the School of Education at the University of Birmingham was most welcome. A Level Religious Studies students were treated to an in depth analysis of the influences of these two...

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23 Apr
2018

Dr Ruth Jackson Visits RS Department

"How do the characters discussed in the Brothers Karamazov demonstrate the issues connected to the Problem of Evil?" and "Would this be a problem for someone who accepted the gods of the Greek Pantheon?" were some of the questions discussed in March when Sixth Form Religious Studies students were...

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23 Apr
2018

Religious Studies Outreach Day

On Monday 26th March, KEHS welcomed 45 pupils from six primary schools across Birmingham to take part in our Outreach workshop entitled, ‘Respect for All.’ The event, delivered by RE Today, encouraged the children to develop their understanding of Religious Education and British Values...

23 Apr
2018

PA Movie Night

This year’s Parents’ Association Movie Night for Thirds, Lower Fourth and Upper Fourth will take place on Friday 11th May 2018. Tickets cost only £5 and include a slice of pizza! There will also be popcorn, sweets and drinks available to purchase.

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23 Apr
2018

Salters' Chemistry Festival

Four girls from the Thirds entered the Salters’ Chemistry Festival at Birmingham University. They had to work as a team to solve challenging chemical problems and they were competing with many other local schools, with most other schools entering older students.

23 Apr
2018

AS and U5 Physics Challenge

In the last few weeks, 19 students have aimed high to attempt the AS Physics Challenge or the GCSE Physics Challenge papers. Both papers are written to challenge the best school physicists in the UK with only a small proportion of those obtaining awards.

23 Apr
2018

Naomi's Music Success

Congratulations to Naomi, in the Upper Fifth, for achieving first place in the Chopin and Impressionism classes, as well as winning the overall trophy for piano at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Festival for Music, Speech and Drama on 23rd and 24th March!​

23 Apr
2018

Imogen's Swimming Success

​Before the Easter holidays, Imogen, from the Lower Fourth, competed for West Midlands at the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) National Championships. The competition, which took place in Crawley at the end of March, saw the best school age swimmers from around the country come together to compete...

23 Mar
2018

KEHS Girls Beat KES Boys in Debate

On Wednesday, Roni and Nimhara took on a team from KES in a mace style debate in front of an audience of young debaters from both schools. Roni and Nimhara argued convincingly that Britain should be able to recruit medical professionals from developing countries...