News

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

Sxth Formers lead on remote clubs

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

Postcards 3
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

Drama Photo Jekyll
24 Apr
2020

Budding make-up artists show off their talent!

Drama students have been busy mastering their special effects make-up following some online tutorials.​

24 Apr
2020

Welcome to Virtual Schooling

We were pleased to welcome back all students and staff to our ’Virtual School’ on Monday 20 April; you can see the online assembly message from Mrs Clark

Chess
24 Apr
2020

Summer Term Remote Extra-Curricular Programme

Over 70 activities on offer! We are incredibly proud that we are still able to provide an innovative Summer Term Extra-Curricular Programme remotely.

Jaya
24 Apr
2020

Jaya volunteers to help local NHS hospitals

During the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdown, Jaya has been volunteering at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, acting as part of the Workforce and Redeployment Team.

Creative Writing Outreach 1
13 Mar
2020

Creative Writing Outreach Workshop

On Wednesday 11th March, we hosted over 70 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. They spent time talking about their favourite authors and were very impressed to hear that Mike had even...

Dscn0256
13 Mar
2020

World Book Day

Despite the cold weather it was lovely to see nearly the whole school taking part in World Book Day 2020, dressing up as characters across the spectrum of literature. There were numerous other activities taking place over the course of the day, including a bookmark treasure hunt, bookworm bookmark making...

Anya 2
13 Mar
2020

Anya Returns to KEHS

On Thursday 5th March, we welcomed Anya Duxbury back to School. Anya is currently in her first year studying Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. She spoke about the opportunities available at Queen’s, including generous scholarships for GB students, and life in the beautiful city of Belfast. As well as having..

Bath 1
13 Mar
2020

Classics Trip to Bath

On Wednesday 11th March, the Upper Fourth visited the famous spa town of Bath, the Roman 'Aquae Sulis'. Even before the arrival of the Romans, Celts worshipped the goddess Sulis here, believing that their ailments could be cured by immersion in the hot spring waters. During the Roman occupation of Britain...

06 Mar
2020

RAP Project: The Big Leap

On Wednesday 26th 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...

Mace Round 3
06 Mar
2020

Third Round of Schools Mace Debating Competition

On Friday 28th February, Chloe, Cathy and Charlotte competed once again in the Schools Mace Debating Competition, this time against schools from all over the West Midlands. Their challenging motion was, 'This house would introduce a Universal Basic Income', proposing the motion against King's High School...

Charity Week
28 Feb
2020

Sixth Form Charity Week

Our Sixth Form charity week took place just before we broke up for half term, and included events organised by the Lower Sixth to raise money for our chosen charity, the Coalition for Rainforest Nations. On Tuesday, we had the Teachers versus Students quiz, hosted by our Quiz Master Hanna, with rounds to test trivia...

University 1
14 Feb
2020

University Information Evening

On Wednesday 5 February, we welcomed Lower Sixth students and parents to our annual University Information Evening held at the RPAC. Mr Roderick Smith, Director of Admissions at the University of Birmingham, gave a very informative talk about how to make a good university application, from choosing a course...

14 Feb
2020

Music Outreach

Children from Bordesley Green Primary School have been composing music inspired by Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo this term, as part of our KEHS Music Makers outreach programme. Mrs Johnston has made two visits to the school to work with pupils in Reception, helping them to create animal soundscapes...

Exchange 2
14 Feb
2020

International Exchange News

Freya and Lottie have spent the last three weeks at KEHS as part of our International Exchange programme with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Freya and Lottie have enjoyed visits to London, the Lake District and Cadbury World with their host friends and have adapted very well to their new routines at KEHS; they...

Hp2
14 Feb
2020

Harry Potter Book Night 2020

For this year’s Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 7th February, there were thousands of parties and celebrations held all over the world, and KEHS was pleased to host one of them! The sixth Harry Potter Book Night, celebrated at KEHS for the fourth year running, was once more enthusiastically supported by...

Salsa 1
14 Feb
2020

Salsa Night 2020

On Friday 7th February, Upper Sixth Spanish students organised KEHS’ seventh annual Salsa Night, in aid of the Latin American Foundation for the Future. Over 100 tickets were sold, resulting in one of the best attendances ever at the event. Students and teachers from both KES and KEHS came together to drink...

Mock Trial
10 Feb
2020

Mock Trial Team

On Saturday 25th January, our school Mock Trial team headed over to Birmingham Crown Court to participate in the Independent Schools Mock Trial competition. Donning suits and arguing in front of judges in real courts was an invaluable way to get a glimpse into the life of a barrister; we were also grateful to...

Public Speaking
10 Feb
2020

Outreach Debating Workshop

On Wednesday 5th February, KEHS played host to an Outreach Debating Workshop for local school children from Little Sutton Primary School, William Murdoch Primary School, Blakesley Hall Primary School, Bordesley Green Primary School and Blue Coat School. This was a highly beneficial experience for all...