News

04 Jul
2019

Appointment of New Principal from September 2020

The Governing Body of King Edward VI High School for Girls is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsty von Malaisé as the new Principal from September 2020.

Leavers Party
04 Jul
2019

Leavers’ Party

On Tuesday 25th June, we held a leaving party for the Class of 2019 to celebrate the end of their examinations and to welcome them into the Old Edwardian’s Club. The students spent the morning reminiscing, enjoying the photo booth and eating some tasty nibbles, before departing with their leaving gifts in hand.

04 Jul
2019

Vintage Clothes Sale

​During Arts Fest week last week, our Sixth Form Economics students ran a vintage clothes sale during lunchtimes. The clothes, generously donated by Old Edwardian Geraldine Brodie, were being sold with all proceeds going to the Assisted Places Fund, which allows us to offer an exceptional education to the...

04 Jul
2019

Outreach: Summer Challenge

​On Friday 28th June, we hosted out annual Summer Challenge Outreach Workshop with local primary schools. Over the course of the morning, the pupils undertook interactive and engaging workshops in Maths, Science and Spanish. Highlights included tasting Spanish churros, learning some mathematical magic...

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04 Jul
2019

The Model United Nations Conference

On Sunday 30th June, students took part in this year’s Withington Model United Nations conference and won a host of awards. The conference was opened by guest speaker Dr Nirmala Pilay, who has researched the good works that organisations such as the United Nations and other NGOs can do to protect the rights of...

German Exchange
28 Jun
2019

German Exchange Trip

On the 19th June, 18 KEHS and KES pupils from Years 9 and 10 set out for Hamburg in Germany to take part in a new exchange with our partner school, the Gymnasium Oldenfelde. The students and staff received a very warm welcome at the school and gained an insight into the German school system by...

28 Jun
2019

A Year with no Gaps

This week, we welcomed Beth from Project Trust to talk about gap year opportunities for school leavers aged 17-19. Project Trust is an educational charity placing volunteers in a variety of global locations on long-term projects (8 or 12 months overseas). Volunteers can opt to work on projects including teaching...

Pa Lecture Lewis Dartnell
28 Jun
2019

Parents’ Association Lecture 2019: Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell will be delivering the 2019 Parents’ Association Lecture on Thursday 3rd October 2019, speaking about the origins and future of our planet. He will consider how much longer we can continue to exploit the world’s resources and the impact of such exploitation on humanity’s future.

Latin Trip 2
21 Jun
2019

Latin Trip to Chedworth and Cirencester

On Thursday 20th June, Lower Fourth Latin students visited Chedworth Roman Villa and the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. They were able to explore the site of the Roman Villa independently while some students opted to join a guided tour. There were many interesting artefacts to see, including two sets of baths and...

Farm Trip
21 Jun
2019

Lower Sixth Farm Trip

​On a rainy morning last week, a group of Lower Sixth students set out on a voyage to Umberslade Park Farm in Tamworth in Arden, each accompanying a pair of reception children. What could have been a day of muddy exploits, on account of the dismal weather, soon proved to be a delightful experience for both children...

Drama Trip
21 Jun
2019

Drama Trip: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

On Thursday 13th June, Upper Fourth Drama students visited Birmingham’s Repertory Theatre to see Captain Corelli's Mandolin based on the novel by Louis de Bernières and adapted for the stage by Rona Munro. The production was visually stunning and we were treated to beautiful moments of physical theatre, exciting...

21 Jun
2019

Thirds Trip to the National Space Centre

​On Wednesday 19th June, the Thirds set off on an exciting trip to the National Space Centre. The day started off with an opportunity to explore the many items on display. This provided us with numerous interesting facts as well as the chance to analyse them and participate in some of the interactive games.

Sudan Cake Sale
21 Jun
2019

Cake Sale in Aid of Sudan

Sudan has been in the midst of a political crisis since December. The violence in Sudan has been under reported in the British media but a group of KEHS and KES students have decided to help. Both KEHS and KES undertook a fundraising initiative on Friday lunchtime to help the people of Sudan. It was an enjoyable...

Community Read Derwant And Annalisa
21 Jun
2019

Community Read 2019

​The Community Read Project invites all Thirds to read the same four books and produce responses in the form of written or creative work. This year’s chosen books were: Snowglobe by Amy Wilson, Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and My Name is Mina by David....

Mindfulness Day
07 Jun
2019

Mindfulness Day

As part of the school’s drive to support the wellbeing of students and promote positive mental health, the Lower Fourth took part in our Mindfulness day on Monday 20th May. This was led by Mrs Waites, Ms Proops, Mrs Sangha and the PE Department. Our students were off timetable for the day and participated in...

Chepstow 4
24 May
2019

Thirds visit Chepstow Castle

On Wednesday 22nd May, the Thirds travelled to the imposing Chepstow Castle to consolidate their learning about Medieval England. On arrival, Mr Haines led a tour of the castle, facilitating a useful discussion on attack and defence. It was fascinating to learn about the hot oil and sand that would be poured on...

24 May
2019

Chess Success

​On Sunday 19th May, Madhini and Shriya attended the Warwickshire Chess Megafinal. Madhini achieved second place in the Under 14 girls category and Shriya achieved first place in the Under 15 girls category. Both students have qualified for the Midlands Gigafinal which will take place in July.

A Mmalife
24 May
2019

Charity Concert in Support of Ammalife

On Thursday 16th May, Abdea, Safaa and Anna organised and held a concert in support of Ammalife, a charity which aims to help mothers in low income countries to give birth safely. A number of superb KEHS musicians including Lauren, Nikita, Rhea, Scarlett, Sanjana, Rebecca and Nuhaa gave incredible performances.

Young Enterprise
17 May
2019

Young Enterprise Success

This week, our Lower Sixth Young Enterprise Company, Y-55, attended the Birmingham and Solihull final of the Young Enterprise competition. Y-55 specialises in recycled clothing and the ethos of the company is very much about drawing the attention of the public to the environmental problems caused by the fashion...

Nature Centre Trip
17 May
2019

Thirds Trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

On Monday 13th May, the Thirds took a memorable trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The students were very excited at the prospect of seeing some rare and endangered species. After a pleasant amble from school, the students arrived at the nature reserve, where they were given an interesting...

17 May
2019

RS Places of Worship Trip

On Thursday 9th May, students in the Thirds visited the Sikh Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick and the Birmingham Buddhist vihara in Ladywood, as part of their work in Religious Studies. Students enjoyed guided tours and informative lectures at both sites, and were even treated to delicious vegetarian food at the...

Ees
17 May
2019

Engineering Education Scheme

On Thursday 2nd May, the Engineering Education Scheme team attended a Celebration and Assessment Day. This event was their chance to showcase the project they have been working on for the past nine months, as well as viewing other teams’ projects - there were over 60 teams! In addition, the students...

Geography Iceland Trip
10 May
2019

Geography Trip to Iceland

At the start of the Easter holidays, Sixth Form geographers ventured on a five day expedition to Iceland, the “land of ice and fire”. The trip began with an excursion to the exact point where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, after which students went on to visit many stunning waterfalls and...

Spanish Exchange 1
10 May
2019

Spanish Exchange

Over the Easter holidays, 17 students travelled to Córdoba in Spain to take part in our annual Spanish exchange trip. The students were immediately immersed in Spanish culture and were offered many opportunities to get involved, including taking part in language lessons, visiting famous monuments as well as taking part