News

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...

15 Mar
2019

Sundeep's Success

Congratulations to Sundeep in the Upper Fourth who has gained a place in the National Youth Guitar Ensemble. As a result of her audition performance, Sundeep will be joining the Camerata Orchestra and will be attending monthly rehearsals as well as two residential courses this year.​

15 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Talk

On Wednesday 13th March, Bob Tait from Drug Education UK gave an engaging and informative talk to sixth formers about the dangers of substance misuse. The talk covered a variety of related issues, from the representation of drugs in the music industry, to the classifications of different drugs and the problem of...

Outreach 1
15 Mar
2019

Outreach: Creative Writing Workshops

On Tuesday 12th March, we hosted over 120 pupils from local primary schools for our annual creative writing workshop. The pupils were able to hear about story writing from established playwright, Mike Carter, and explore techniques for inventing ideas for a story. The session focused on creating tension within a...

Naomi Maths Comp
15 Mar
2019

Naomi Competes in the Romanian Master of Mathematics

During February half term, Naomi in the Lower Sixth took part in the Romanian Master of Mathematics international competition. Naomi was the only female competitor in the UK team, while many other teams had solely male representation. The team travelled together to Tudor Vianu school in Bucharest where the...

World Book Day 2
15 Mar
2019

World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March, the school hosted its annual celebration for World Book Day. Nearly everyone in the school took part dressing up as characters from literature, both old and new. There were also numerous other activities going on around school, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookmark crafting and a Key...

Comic Relief Cake
15 Mar
2019

Comic Relief

​We have had a fantastic week of events to raise money for Comic Relief. U4H delivered some brilliant and informative assemblies about Comic Relief, including a very funny video of teachers telling jokes, some more successfully than others! On Tuesday, a hugely successful KES vs KEHS netball match took place along...

Badminton
15 Mar
2019

Key Stage 3 Badminton Success

On Thursday 14th March, our Key Stage 3 Badminton team competed in the Birmingham School Games Badminton Finals and achieved first place. The team are now looking forward to competing in the National Finals next month. Well done to Sana, Aditi, Namrata and Madhini.​

Squash
15 Mar
2019

Squash Success

Last weekend, Trinity and sisters Anya and Meha, qualified to play in the English Junior Squash Championships in Hull. 32 of the top girls across the country played in each age category with matches commencing on Friday morning and finishing on Sunday afternoon. Trinity competed in the Under 15 group and...

Careers Fair
08 Mar
2019

Careers Fair

To mark National Careers Week, the KEHS Careers Fair was held after school on Wednesday 6th March. We welcomed professionals from a wide range of industries including law, finance, engineering, construction, media, medicine, and some special cyber security guests! Alongside the careers areas, we also...

Swimming Gala
08 Mar
2019

Swimming Gala

On Monday 4th March, four of our swimmers, Abigail, Audrey, Elizabeth and Neave represented KEHS at the Bromsgrove Invitational Relays Swimming Gala at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. The event included a Freestyle Relay as well as a Medley Relay. In the Medley relay our students achieved 5th place and in the...

08 Mar
2019

Fencing Success

On Sunday 3rd March, several KEHS fencers took part in a competition held at KES. It is an unusual competition as boys and girls actually fence together. In the Under 14 category, Noor, Hannah, Siya and Vybhavi all won their first round poules. In the Over 14 category Melissa achieved first place amongst...

Netball 1
08 Mar
2019

U12 Netball County Tournament

On Tuesday 5th March, the Under 12 A and B Netball teams took part in the annual County Tournament. The Under 12 A team got off to a flying start by winning all the matches in their pool. They went on to win their semi-final match and played an intense game in the final...

Ski Trip
08 Mar
2019

Ski Trip

During February half term, a group of students headed off to the Italian slopes for another exciting ski trip. The long day of travelling was rewarded by a beautiful view of the Italian Dolomites from the town of Piancavallo. The following morning, after a well-earned rest, the students were eager to ski...

08 Mar
2019

Jitya's Homemade Jewellery Sale

Jitya in the Thirds has raised £46 for her form charity, Cancer Research, by selling handmade jewellery. She ran a stall over two lunchtimes, selling exquisite earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all designed and handmade by Jitya.​

08 Mar
2019

Music Success

​Congratulations to Lulu in the Thirds, who has been selected to lead the Birmingham Schools' String Sinfonia in a concert at Symphony Hall.

Holocaust Survivor Talk
08 Mar
2019

Holocaust Survivor Talk

​On Thursday 28th February, students in the Lower Fifth were privileged to hear the testimony of Holocaust survivor Mr Uri Winterstein from the Holocaust Educational Trust. Born during the Second World War, Mr Winterstein spoke at length about the events which led to the horrors of the 'Final Solution' and about...

04 Mar
2019

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Over the weekend, Derwent and Ritisha played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Both students enjoyed the concert, playing Intermezzo, Les Toreadors and Habanera from Bizet's Carmen and a section of Jupiter and all of Mars from Holst's Planets Suite.​

04 Mar
2019

Rebecca Claims First Place

Over half term, Rebecca competed in the Junior section of the Bromsgrove Young Musicians’ Platform Competition and was awarded first place! Rebecca gave a solo recital, playing Prelude and Fugue in D minor by Bach, Rhapsody in C major by Dohnanyi, and a short piece called O Polichinelo by Villa-Lobos.

Rap Project
04 Mar
2019

Sixth Form Talk: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 27th February, Allison Havey, co-founder of the RAP Project, gave an interactive and engaging talk to upper sixth students about preparing for life after school, whether it be at university, in the workplace or during a gap year. Allison spoke candidly about several important issues which are common...