News

28 Feb
2020

CBSO Youth Orchestra Pre-concert Performance

Well done to the 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice who performed in Symphony Hall prior to the CBSO Youth Orchestra Concert on 23rd February. The girls delivered a 30 minute programme of Haydn, Dvořák and Shostakovich to an audience of approximately 150 people.​

28 Feb
2020

Instrumental Evening

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Strings instrumental evening on 24th February: Aneekka, Rachel, Karen, Naomi, Ritisha, Bryneet, Srilakshmi and Aparna. Thank you as well to Ms Sanders for accompanying the girls.​

28 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to all the musicians who performed at the lunchtime recital on 13th February. Naina opened the concert on the viola with a stunning rendition of Bruch's Kol Nidrei. Ami Chen followed with a beautiful interpretation of Leighton's Elegy and, for the finale, Ivy, Bronagh and Ami gave a magnificent

Netball 3
28 Feb
2020

Under 15 Netball Team Make it Through to the National Semi Finals Plate

​On Thursday 27th February, our Under 15 netball team competed in the ‘Sisters n Sport’ National Plate Quarter Finals at Loughborough High School. We knew it would be a difficult competition from the start. However, the team were outstanding and won the competition; they will now face Bolton High School in the Semi...

Skye Winning In Swmming
28 Feb
2020

Skye Selected to Represent KEHS at the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Championships

Following her impressive performance at the Warwick 50s in January, Skye has been selected to represent KEHS at the English Schools' Swimming Association National Championships. Good luck to Skye who will be competing in the Championships this weekend!​

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28 Feb
2020

South Africa Sports Tour

During February half term, 19 upper school students visited Cape Town in South Africa for a sports tour. The tour consisted of various tourist attractions as well as hockey and netball games. We won both hockey games against Langa and Pineland, as well as one netball match against St Cyprians. As well as playing...

Ks3 And Ks4 National Badminton Round 1
28 Feb
2020

National Badminton Championship Results

On 14th February, our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 badminton teams competed against Camp Hill Girls and King Edward’s Handsworth. Both teams got off to a great start winning all their games against Handsworth. Camp Hill provided much tougher opposition and our Key Stage 4 team just missed out on qualification

28 Feb
2020

Religious Studies Visiting Speaker Programme

On Tuesday 25th February, Professor Hugh Houghton spoke to A level Religious Studies students about the findings gathered from the translations of earlier manuscripts of the New Testament. In particular, this has led to a more informed understanding of how the Bible was understood by the early church and how...

28 Feb
2020

Sixth Form Seminar Lunch

On Tuesday 25th February, three students in the Upper Sixth, Catherine, Aysha and Mina, presented excellent papers as part of the 2019-20 Sixth Form Seminar Lunch Programme. Catherine spoke with great clarity about the potential impact of Carbon Zero initiatives upon Oil and Gas companies. She was...

28 Feb
2020

Naomi's Mathematics Success

Congratulations to Naomi who performed very well in the British Mathematics Olympiad Round 2. She attained the tenth highest score in the country and, as a consequence, is one of four girls selected to participate in the ninth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, which will be held in Egmond aan Zee in the...

Newark 1
28 Feb
2020

Visit to the National Civil War Centre

On Tuesday 11th February, the History Department took all Sixth Form historians to the National Civil War Centre in Newark, Nottinghamshire to supplement their study of England and Scotland during the Stuart era. Girls were given a chance to explore the museum’s varied exhibitions, including some with a focus on...

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...

14 Feb
2020

Gymnastics

Our gymnasts have been very busy with competitions over the past couple of weeks and have executed some fantastic performances on both the floor and vault. In the Birmingham Schools Competition on Wednesday 5th February, both of our teams performed extremely well, with Maya, Shalu, Lily, Rosie and...

14 Feb
2020

Swimming

On Thursday 6th February, our Under 12 and Under 13 swimming teams headed to Warwick School to compete in the Warwick 50s. Overall, we were placed 10th out of 16 schools, which is a great result from our girls given that, for a number of them, it was the first time they had taken part in a competitive event...

14 Feb
2020

Art Trip Pitt Rivers

On 5th February, Upper Fifth GCSE Art students visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, which is home to a vast collection of artefacts from around the world, including the Haida Totem Pole, a magnificent structure running up to the ceiling of the museum. The girls arrived with sketchbooks in hand, ready to take...

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...

14 Feb
2020

Lunchtime Recital

Congratulations to the musicians who performed at last week's lunchtime recital. The 'Rose Quartet' of Samantha, Jennifer, Naina and Beatrice treated us to a stunning performance of the vivace ma non troppo from Dvořák's American Quartet No. 12. This was followed by a tremendous interpretation of Shostakovich's...

14 Feb
2020

Performers’ Platform

Last week's Performers' Platform was a showcase of solo performances and chamber music by advanced musicians from both schools. Isabel, on the violin, performed John Williams' Remembrances from Schindler's List. Sara, on the harp, played Debussy's Arabesque No.1. Rebecca, performed Mendelssohn's...

Pr3
14 Feb
2020

Physics Roadshow

On Tuesday 11th February, a team of incredibly talented Sixth Form physicists delivered a fascinating 90 minute presentation to 50 primary school pupils from St Edwards School, William Murdoch Primary School, Oasis Academy Hobmoor and Bordesley Green Primary School. There were a variety of impressive...

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...

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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...