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15 Jan
2021

Charity Updates

We are so pleased that we have been able to continue raising money for some fantastic causes this year. So far, highlights include raising £250 for St Mary’s Hospice and Acorns Children’s Hospice and £496 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital through ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. We raised a further £534 for...

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15 Jan
2021

Update from Equality and Anti-Discrimination Student Information and Education Group

On Monday 11th January, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Student Information and Education Group delivered a thought-provoking assembly about the anti-discrimination posters that were recently put up around school. The posters were designed to make people think about the impact that discrimination has in...

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15 Jan
2021

2021 Spring Term Extra-Curricular Programme

​During this further lockdown period, we are delighted to be offering a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. Extra-curricular is a highly prized feature of school life at KEHS and we continue to offer over 65 live sessions per week ensuring there is something for everyone!...

Decs
17 Dec
2020

Christmas Decoration Competition

This month, we’ve brought some Christmas cheer to our Form Rooms by decorating them as part of a school competition. Here are some pictures of the decorations around the school, including 3H’s Grinch, which was designed by Miss Pegler and coloured in by the Form at lunchtime. Thanks to everyone who got involved...

Tuneup
09 Nov
2020

KEHS Launches National Arts Event!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that KEHS has launched a national arts event for schools across the country called ‘TuneUp Tuesday’. On Tuesday 24th November we hope to create a powerful, uplifting event that all schools in the country (both primary and secondary) can take part in, connecting us all through...

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09 Nov
2020

Thirds Go to Cleobury!

In the last week of half term Thirds spent two days at the Cleobury Mortimer Pioneer Centre. Here is an account written by one of the pupils. ‘’After some initial COVID related safety briefings, we were met by our highly enthusiastic instructors. The first thing I did was the leap of faith. This involved climbing up...

Stephen Campbell
15 Oct
2020

Stephen Campbell 1960-2020

Stephen Campbell, former Chairman of the Independent Schools Governing Body died suddenly on Monday 5 October. Stephen attended King Edward’s School from 1971 to 1978 and studied law at Liverpool University. He came from a family of many Old Edwardians including his father, who was also the KES School Doctor...

Hello Yellow
12 Oct
2020

Hello Yellow

Over the weeks, yellow post-it notes started to appear around school displaying anything from positive, encouraging messages to cute drawings and jokes. These post-it notes were the first, subtle steps in a wider initiative to raise the profile of mental health. Hello Yellow is a campaign run by the mental health...

Thirds First Day
18 Sep
2020

Thirds’ First Week at School

On the 3rd of September, we welcomed our new Thirds to KEHS! Here are two pupils’ experiences of the start of their journey with us...

03 Sep
2020

It's Back to School Time

It’s been a very busy morning here at KEHS. All the girls have been briefed on the safety measures we have taken for their return, they have had their photographs taken and the new Thirds have finally enjoyed a tour around the school! The whole school community gathered in their form rooms to watch...

Duke Of Edinburgh
09 Jul
2020

Duke Of Edinburgh receives its Licensed Organisation’s Volunteer Hour Certificate for 2020

Well done to 20 of our Duke Of Edinburgh participants, who donated 1781 hours of voluntary service to the local community; the social value of these hours being £7,747.

Sustainability
26 Jun
2020

KEHS Goes Green: Sustainability Society

​​This society run in conjunction with our neighbour school KES has been reflecting upon some of the most significant issues we face today.​ Food sustainability is one major issue that has been debated upon by the recently formed group and Meganne has written an insightful piece on this​.

Year 10
22 Jun
2020

Lower Fifth Are Back!

Our Lower Fifth girls are delighted to be back in school this week for some 'face to face support'. Along with taught lessons in English and Maths, they also participated in some physical activity which included rounders, led by the Sports Department.

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17 Jun
2020

Latest KEHS Release Edition focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement

Current Upper Fifth student Priya has been working hard editing the latest edition of KEHS Release, the student led digital newspaper.

15 Jun
2020

KEHS Sikh Langar Assembly

This morning KEHS held an assembly on Sikh Langar. Langar is an important part of Sikh worship and is where there is a common kitchen that serves food to anyone from any background or faith.

Lower School Med Soc
06 Jun
2020

MedSoc publishes its first newsletter

Lower School MedSoc run by Upper Fifth pupils publishes its ​first Summary and Reflection Booklet.

Young Enterprise
05 Jun
2020

KEHS Young Entrepreneurs Gain Business Award

​On 30th April, our Young Enterprise company, Verglace, entered the digital presentation round of the Young Enterprise Greater Birmingham finals to present an overview of their progress since starting up the company.

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05 Jun
2020

Andy Street Talk

​With the monotony of daily lockdown routines, whereby every day feels the same, an online talk by Andy Street - the Mayor of West Midlands - was certainly the highlight of the week for the more than 80 pupils who attended from both KEHS and KES

Conservation Volunteer Work
02 May
2020

Social distancing is always advisable when scything!

We are very proud of Señora Atkins​ (Head of Spanish) who has been doing some conservation volunteer work this weekend

Sign Language
02 May
2020

Sixth Formers lead on remote clubs

British Sign Language Club and Crochet Club took place successfully at the end of the week.

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28 Apr
2020

Lockdown Postcards

Cheery postcards should now have arrived on everyone’s doorstep after Mrs Shore-Nye’s mammoth project to write to every girl in school came to completion!

Ppe
27 Apr
2020

PPE Equipment

​Shortly after our school closed, one of our Old Edwardians, Vaishali Senthil, contacted Dr Simpson to see if there was any scope in making face shields for the NHS

27 Apr
2020

What’s your Wobble Room?

Miss Proops delivered an inspirational assembly to the whole school on 27th April about Captain Tom Moore and his incredibly successful fundraising initiative which, to date, has raised over £29 million

27 Apr
2020

Virtual Performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow

It was wonderful to see so many girls from KEHS collaborating with KES students to perform this beautiful musical tribute of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to NHS workers