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25 May
2018

Upper Fourth Cotswolds Outdoor Pursuits Trip

On Friday 4th May, 60 Upper Fourths accompanied by eight brave members of staff and eight Lower Sixth girls headed for the Cotswolds Water Park, dreaming of our beds and recovery from the first week of the summer term.

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25 May
2018

Thirds Geography Fieldtrip to Malvern and Ledbury

​On Tuesday 15th May, the Thirds went to the beautiful Malvern Hills and the picturesque village of Ledbury. We were all astounded by the breathtaking sights before our eyes.

25 May
2018

Northfield Festival of Music and Speech

There were a number of successes for our pupils during the Northfield Festival of Music and Speech which took place on 11th and 12th May.

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25 May
2018

Duke of Edinburgh Success

Last Thursday, seven old and current KEHS girls received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh certificates at a ceremony in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Miss Platt accompanied them. They were presented with their certificates by Chris Bavin (currently judging BBC's Britain's Best Home Cook) and chatted with Prince Edward.

Lauren Zhang Bbc Young Musician 2018
14 May
2018

16-Year-Old Pianist Lauren Zhang Wins BBC Young Musician 2018

16-year-old pianist Lauren Zhang from Birmingham has been named the winner of BBC Young Musician 2018. The Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018 took place today (Sunday 13 May) at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

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11 May
2018

Calling All Knitters!

​All girls who knit or crochet (or anyone who would like to give it a go!) can contribute a small blanket to local Birmingham hospitals. Dr Hayton will donate the blankets to A&E Departments, which will then be given to small children. Any girl who would like to contribute should knit or crochet a strip or scarf ...

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11 May
2018

Middle School Production— Blue Stockings

On 2nd and 3rd May, 27 KEHS and KES students performed in the Middle School Production of 'Blue Stockings' an interesting and thought provoking play which raises the question of women's rights to education and the historical need for women to choose love or knowledge. In a world where some women and girls still ...

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11 May
2018

Engineering Education Scheme

On Friday 4th May, this year’s Engineering Education Scheme team attended the Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) at Cranmore Park. During the day, we presented the project which we had been working on during Friday afternoons. Our project was entitled ‘Bringing Hyperloop to the West Midlands’ and looked at ...

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11 May
2018

BBC Young Musician 2018

​Huge congratulations to Lauran in U5H who was revealed as the Keyboard Category winner of this year’s BBC Young Musician when the Keyboard Final was televised last Friday. As a result of winning the category, Lauren will go on to compete in the Semi-Final of the whole competition....

11 May
2018

National History Competition Success for Samantha

amantha's story ‘Message that kills - a slave’s story’ has been awarded the Runner-Up prize in the national My Epic Era history competition. The standard was very high, but the judges were thoroughly impressed with Samantha’s entry...

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04 May
2018

Dr Iain Law Visits RS Department

Is there a difference between saying "marmite is disgusting" and "Sarah finds the taste of marmite to be disgusting"? "When we say stealing is wrong, do we know it is wrong, or is this an expression of emotion?" These were some of the questions that Upper Sixth A Level students discussed this week during a visit

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04 May
2018

Lunch with an OE Barrister

On Friday 27th April, we were delighted to welcome eminent barrister Christina Michalos (OE 1990) to school to deliver a presentation and networking lunch to the Upper School. A leading specialist in privacy, media and sports law, and intellectual property law, Christina

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04 May
2018

Wicked at the Birmingham Hippodrome

On Wednesday 25th April, music students from the Upper Fourth to the Lower Sixth visited Birmingham Hippodrome to watch the spectacular musical Wicked. It is safe to say that everyone, teachers included, enjoyed the evening greatly and were pleasantly surprised by the moving story and melodious voice of the singers.

04 May
2018

Lunchtime Recital

We are nearing the end of our 2017-2018 series of Lunchtime Recitals. Yesterday’s featured Jieyi (flute) and Ivy (violin), both of whom stunned the audience with their virtuoso performances. Jieyi opened the recital with Albert Franz Doppler’s Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise, performing with energy and flair ...

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04 May
2018

National Schools Badminton Championships

​On the 28th April, our Key Stage 4 badminton team set off to the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, to compete in the National Schools finals. KEHS has never made the national finals, so this was a very special day for us.

04 May
2018

Creak Memorial Prize 2018

This week, the winners of the Creak Memorial Prize were announced. Miss Creak, appointed in 1883, was the first headmistress of KEHS. She believed that women’s education should develop their highest intellectual potential and prepare them for the future.