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17 Jan
2020

130 Amazing Old Edwardians

This academic year marks the 130th Anniversary of the Old Edwardian Club. Founded in 1889 by our very first KEHS leavers, the Club has fostered life-long school spirit, and given a platform for alumnae to promote and support one another beyond the school gates. To mark this auspicious occasion, we took...

Sustainable Fashion 2
17 Jan
2020

Sustainable Fashion Sale

On Wednesday 22nd January, a sustainable fashion sale will be held in school which has been organised by Tara and Emily in the Upper Sixth. They will be selling quality second hand clothes in G6 to discourage the use of fast fashion, which is extremely detrimental to the environment. All proceeds will be donated to...

16 Dec
2019

Question Time

On Friday 6th December, the Sixth Form took part in the annual KEHS Question Time event. A visiting panel of local politicians were grilled by questions from pupils on topics ranging from Brexit to racism, health to education. This year's panellists were...

Thirds Disco
16 Dec
2019

Christmas Disco

​Our Thirds Christmas disco was a resounding success and was a fantastic start to our jam packed calendar of Christmas festivities. We would particularly like to thank members of the Parents’ Association, who organised and hosted the event and Sixth Form girls: Scarlett, Emily, Emily G, Mina, Ellen, Laura, Abdea and...

10 Dec
2019

Young Enterprise Company Verglace Attend the Blue Coat Christmas Fayre

​The KEHS Young Enterprise Company Verglace attended the Blue Coat School Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7th December selling their eco-friendly hoodies! It was their first experience of selling to the general public and they gained so much from this in terms of marketing, product display, negotiating prices and hard...

10 Dec
2019

Speech Day

Last Thursday, we celebrated the achievements of our senior girls. Not only did this year's Lower Sixth achieve the best GCSE results in the history of the School, they have also contributed to the School's life and culture in myriad ways, showing true intellectual verve and community spirit. Mrs Clark thanked the...

10 Dec
2019

Democracy and Decision Making Final

On Wednesday 4th December, the Lower Fourth marked the end of their first unit of work in PDM by taking part in the Democracy and Decision Making Final. Over the past eight weeks, the girls have been working on ideas about how they can improve the School whilst working within a budget and as a team. The two...

10 Dec
2019

The KEHS Mock Election Great Election Debate 2019

On 2nd December, the election debate featuring our KEHS Mock Election candidates took place, organised and hosted by The Open Platform Society. With Nikita representing the Conservative Party, Harriet representing Labour, Sofia David representing the Green, Alice stepping up for the Lib Dems and Cathy for the Brexit...

Kehs Named West Midlands Independent Secondary School Of The Year
02 Dec
2019

KEHS Named West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the Year

The Sunday Times published its Parent Power supplement on 26th November naming KEHS as its West Midlands Independent Secondary School of the year. Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power, said: "King Edward VI High School for Girls wins our West Midlands Independent...

Medical Student Of The Year
02 Dec
2019

Medical Student of the Year

Congratulations to Old Edwardian, Nikki Nabavi, who has been named as the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ North West Division Medical Student of the Year for her outstanding contribution to mental health. She achieved the award based on her work on social media encouraging regional and national involvement around...

Model United Nations Conference 2
02 Dec
2019

The Model United Nations Conference: KEHS Wins Best Delegation

On 23rd November, KEHS students attended a very successful Model United Nations conference at London Oratory School. The conference was opened by guest speaker Professor Francis Campbell, who has worked in a number of high profile roles at the UN, the EU and the UK foreign office. He is now Vice...

Wonderful Outreach Workshops 2
25 Nov
2019

Wonderful Outreach Workshops

​It has been a very busy term for outreach this year. Before half term, Aliyah paid a visit to Christ Church Primary School as part of her role as Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate to celebrate National Poetry Day 2019. After performing some of her poems, she then answered the children's questions and gave them advice..

Success At Eus Schools
25 Nov
2019

Success at EUS Schools Mace Debating Competition

On Wednesday 20th November, Cathy, Chloe and Charlotte took part in the English-Speaking Union's School Mace, the oldest and largest debating competition in the country for English schools. The team from KES, argued for the motion, 'This house would abolish trial by jury', while the KEHS team was in opposition...

19 Nov
2019

Awards Evening

On Friday 8th November, we welcomed the Class of 2019 and their families back to KEHS for a celebration of their A Level results, and all of their KEHS successes. More than 100 guests joined us to hear KEHS alumna Christina Michalos QC (Class of 1990) give her advice to our newest Old Edwardians. Christina...

19 Nov
2019

Upper 5th and 6th Form Careers Talk

On Wednesday 13th November, the RPAC played host to a Creative Sector Evening, welcoming Old Edwardians and friends of both schools to discuss their varied careers. KEHS and KES students from the Upper Fifth and Sixth Form were able to hear from a multitude of professionals, including those from the worlds...

Bbc Question Time
19 Nov
2019

BBC Question Time

On Thursday 31st October, BBC Question Time was held in the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. As Sixth Formers interested in Politics or Broadcasting, we had the opportunity to attend the afternoon rehearsal. Whilst there, we were able to talk to the programme's host Fiona Bruce, and saw how the sound and camera...

Mercury
19 Nov
2019

Astronomical Event of the Year: Transit of Mercury

Around 14 times every century, the planet Mercury is seen to cross the face of the Sun over a period of six hours or so. Mercury looks like a dark silhouette against the Sun’s disk as Mercury passes between the Earth and the Sun and the three bodies are lined up exactly. The last transit occurred in May 2016 and the...

19 Nov
2019

Christmas Shoeboxes to Eastern Europe

Thank you to all the girls and their families who contributed shoeboxes filled with gifts to this year’s appeal for Link to Hope. We have sent 110 fantastic boxes to Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine where elderly people and families will benefit greatly. This is a significant improvement on last year’s total...

Lest We Forget
19 Nov
2019

Remembrance Day

On Monday 11th November, KEHS marked Remembrance Day with assemblies for the Lower and Upper School. We were ably assisted by Zeena, Morgan, Rachel, Haniya and Sparsha, who shared their most memorable moments from the First World War Battlefields trip. The assembly provided a balance of...

Debating Competition
19 Nov
2019

Debating Competition

On Saturday 9th November, a group of eight students travelled to the University of Birmingham for the Birmingham Schools’ Debating Competition. Throughout the day, students were involved in four challenging debates against students from other schools across the country. Cathy and Chloe, in the Lower Sixth, beat...

Hadrians Wall 1
11 Nov
2019

Latin Trip to Hadrian’s Wall

In October, Lower and Upper 5th Latin students enjoyed a three-day residential trip to Hadrian’s Wall. On the first day, girls explored the breathtaking remains of Housesteads Roman Fort, where students particularly enjoyed seeing the very well preserved latrines as well as looking around the museum and working out...

Battlefields
11 Nov
2019

History Battlefields Trip

Over October half term, 60 girls from the Upper 4th and Lower 5th travelled to France and Belgium to retrace the steps of the Western Front battles from 1914 to 1918. They visited many monuments, cemeteries, battlefields and even some trenches that were built over a hundred years ago. They were particularly shocked...

Coventry Cathedral
11 Nov
2019

Upper 4th Trip to Coventry Cathedral

On October 21st, Upper 4th students visited Coventry Cathedral. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the Cathedral’s work in relation to reconciliation. Students had the opportunity to visit both the Old and the New Cathedral, and took part in a series of workshops focusing on restoring peaceful relationships...

Geography Trip
21 Oct
2019

Visit to Cardingmill Valley

On Monday 14th and Thursday 17th October, the Lower 4th travelled to Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire for their Geography fieldwork. In the morning, the students observed river processes at work and sketched the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall and the v-shaped valley and interlocking spurs in the river’s upper...