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16 Dec
2019

Christmas Cards

The Art department is pleased to announce the Christmas card competition winners for 2019. Congratulations to Salihah who won the Upper School prize with her beautiful water colour Christmas Tree design and also to Ankita, who won the Lower School prize for her Winter Reindeer design. We had many entries this year...

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...

16 Dec
2019

Christmas Concerts

The end of the Autumn term has been a busy one for the Music Department, with no sign of things slowing down just yet! A whole term's work for all of our ensembles culminated in our three Christmas Concerts on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th December. Our festive music extravaganza saw sold out audiences in the...

16 Dec
2019

Music News

Well done to Derwent who has been offered a place in the Under 13 National Children’s Orchestra. Congratulations to all musicians who performed at Speech Day. Olivia and Ivy performed Halvorsen's violin duet Passacaglia from Handel's Suite No. 7 in G minor...

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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...

16 Dec
2019

Thirds Trip to Peter Pan

For their first theatre trip, in conjunction with their English lessons, this year’s Thirds were as excited as the titular airborne adventurer they were going to see. The REP’s adaptation had transplanted the Darling family from Victorian London to a Bordesley Green council estate, with many of the young cast...

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16 Dec
2019

Aliyah Performs live on BBC Radio West Midlands

On Thursday 5th December, Aliyah, in her role as Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate, was invited to perform one of her poems and discuss her work on BBC Radio West Midlands. Aliyah’s poem was entitled Matinée in the operating theatre, which you can read on the English Department Blog. Aliyah’s radio slot was so...

Christmas Cracker
16 Dec
2019

Christmas Swimming Gala

On 9th December, 12 girls from our swimming squad and lifesaving club took part in a fun Christmas swimming gala, racing against a team from KES. Particular congratulations to our Middle School team of Abigail, Audrey, Neave and Skye, who won four out of their seven races. Many thanks to Mrs Thomas and KES...

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16 Dec
2019

Shivani’s Black Belt Success

Last weekend, Shivani successfully achieved her second Dan Black Belt in Karate. Shivani, who has been participating in Karate since the age of five, has been training for her second Black Belt for the past two years. Karate has given her excellent training in self-defence, improving self-confidence, awareness...

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10 Dec
2019

British Education Awards 2020 Finalist

Huge congratulations to Jessica who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2020 in recognition of her brilliant academic results and extra-curricular success in the A-Level category. Well done Jess!...

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

Upper Sixth Psychology students attend Strong Foundations Workshop

​On Friday 29th November, Psychology students attended an interactive revision workshop in Birmingham. The workshop was coordinated by Tutor2u, who specialise in developing resources to allow students to maximise their performance in important examinations and fulfil their potential. The Strong Foundations...

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...

10 Dec
2019

Lower Fifth Enrichment Lecture

On Thursday 5th December, the Lower Fifth Lecture series opened with a thoughtful talk by Dr Katherine Brown, Head of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Birmingham. Dr Brown, an expert in the study of gender and global anti-radicalisation measures, discussed the dangers posed to young people by

10 Dec
2019

Gymnastics Competition

​On Saturday 30th November, 19 girls competed in the regional round of the Milano Team Gymnastics Competition in Stoke-on-Trent. The girls performed individually on the floor and vault, followed by a performance on the floor in groups of three. Despite being up against some very tough competition, all girls

10 Dec
2019

Key Stage 4 Badminton Success

Following the success of our Key Stage 4 Badminton Team, on 1st December, we took our Key Stage 3 badminton team to compete in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championship. Following some impressive matches, they will now progress to the Regional round. Congratulations to...

10 Dec
2019

Guitar Evening

Congratulations to all students who performed at the guitar evening last week. The Guitar Orchestra comprised of Anthea, Daya, Emma, Kate, Nikita, Sophia, Sundeep and Vybhavi performed Gordan Dunn's Chelski, Richard Charlton's Partial Eclipse and Mykola Leontovych's Carol of the Bells. Soloists included Kate...

10 Dec
2019

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all musicians who performed at last week's Lunchtime Recital at the Ruddock Hall. KEHS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ms Sanders, opened the concert with a stunning performance of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. This was followed by a lively interpretation of Spanish composer Martínez...

10 Dec
2019

Alia’s National Archery Success

On Saturday 30th November, Alia took part in the National Junior Indoor Archery Championships in Kenilworth Coventry and achieved an incredible second place out of 37 Under-14 girls.​

10 Dec
2019

Samantha appointed Medic Mentor School Ambassador

Samantha, in the Upper Fifth, has been appointed a Medic Mentor School Ambassador. This will give her the opportunity to network with aspiring and current doctors, vets and dentists, with council meetings throughout the year. As part of the programme, ambassadors also create initiatives for Medic Mentors and...

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...

Spanish A Level Trip
02 Dec
2019

Spanish A-Level Trip

On Saturday 23rd November, Spanish A-Level students visited London with Mrs Atkins and Ms Soldevilla. We watched a theatrical adaptation of the novel La Casa De Los Espíritus written by Isabel Allende at the Cervantes Theatre. With excellent acting, poignant dialogue and a captivating story line, the play was...