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Prestigious Paper
26 Mar
2021

Prestigious Paper Published

​Congratulations to Noemi and Premjeet in the Upper Sixth who have had their research paper exploring the effects of lockdown on teenagers’ physical and mental wellbeing, published by Public Health in Practice, the official journal of the Royal Society for Public Health...

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26 Mar
2021

Nomination for Award

Congratulations to KEHS! We have been nominated for a Birmingham Civic Society School Star award for excellent citizenship and community-focused work with pupils in recent months. Thanks to generous donations from parents, we have been able to donate our PE Care boxes to three primary schools. You may have...

VCW Collage for Website
26 Mar
2021

KEHS Virtual Careers Week

To celebrate National Careers Week, KEHS hosted its first fully virtual Careers Week at the start of March. As well as links to great local and national online careers fairs, a plethora of resources to explore and form time activities, there were talks on Zoom during lunchtimes. Read on to learn more about...

Paw Collage
09 Mar
2021

Political Awareness Week

Last week, KEHS partnered with KES to hold its first-ever Political Awareness Week! The week was put together by members of the Sixth Form Current Events Society with a focus on raising the political knowledge and awareness of students. Each day there were form time activities, lunchtime events and after school...

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09 Mar
2021

Biology Department Birdwatch

On the morning of Wednesday 10th February, teachers and pupils from Thirds to Upper Sixth a5ended this year’s Annual Virtual Birdwatch. From the comfort of our homes, we listened to song thrushes and watched magpies tearing up nests and lawns! Even seagulls trekked upon the gardens, and some quite aggressive...

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22 Feb
2021

Remote Learning

Take a glimpse at some of the exciting practical demonstrations taking place in Chemistry lessons.

22 Feb
2021

If I Could Walk 500 Miles...

Fear. Shame. Exclusion. These are just a few of the many devastating effects of hygiene poverty. The sheer fact that hygiene poverty affects over 50% of 18-24 year olds in the UK, yet receives so little attention is truly alarming. Hygiene poverty is the inability...

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22 Feb
2021

PE Care Package

​All girls should also have received their PE Care Package, the contents of which should provide them with the opportunity to be active physically and mentally. Each box contains gifts such as a tennis ball, a skipping rope, a stress ball, resistance bands, origami card, crocheting wool and guidance for use...

Sustainability Week
22 Feb
2021

Sustainability Week

This month saw KEHS students throwing themselves into a series of challenges during our Remote Sustainability Week. The initiative was designed and hosted by members of the Sixth Form Sustainability Society with a focus on living in a more sustainable way. The society is currently planning to build on this initiative..

Sporting Success
22 Jan
2021

Our keen sportswomen have achieved fantastic sporting success!

Indira in the Thirds and Sophie in Lower Fourth have both been selected for the U13 Warwickshire County Cricket squad. Isabella in Lower Fourth has achieved a place in the Warwickshire U13 Netball Academy. Huge congratulations to the girls; we are looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings!

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15 Jan
2021

Charity Updates

We are so pleased that we have been able to continue raising money for some fantastic causes this year. So far, highlights include raising £250 for St Mary’s Hospice and Acorns Children’s Hospice and £496 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital through ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. We raised a further £534 for...

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15 Jan
2021

Update from Equality and Anti-Discrimination Student Information and Education Group

On Monday 11th January, the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Student Information and Education Group delivered a thought-provoking assembly about the anti-discrimination posters that were recently put up around school. The posters were designed to make people think about the impact that discrimination has in...

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15 Jan
2021

2021 Spring Term Extra-Curricular Programme

​During this further lockdown period, we are delighted to be offering a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. Extra-curricular is a highly prized feature of school life at KEHS and we continue to offer over 65 live sessions per week ensuring there is something for everyone!...

Decs
17 Dec
2020

Christmas Decoration Competition

This month, we’ve brought some Christmas cheer to our Form Rooms by decorating them as part of a school competition. Here are some pictures of the decorations around the school, including 3H’s Grinch, which was designed by Miss Pegler and coloured in by the Form at lunchtime. Thanks to everyone who got involved...

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17 Dec
2020

Netball Success

​We’ve had a wave of fantastic netball success in recent days. Arya has been selected for the U17 Severn Stars Nova Academy, and Dhaksha also in our U16 team, has not only been chosen for the U17 Loughborough Lightning Academy, but is also a new member of their Development Squad. We’ve also heard some...

Tune Up Tuesday
01 Dec
2020

#TuneUp Tuesday Success!

On Tuesday 24th November, KEHS became the Tune Up Arts Academy. Our roll call expanded to an amazing 110,000 students from over 430 schools from as far afield as Canada and Singapore. This KEHS based initiative brought schools together to celebrate the arts and their impact on youth mental health and...

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01 Dec
2020

Speech Day

On Tuesday 24th November, last year’s Upper Fifth girls attended our annual Speech Day. The ceremony featured performances from our string quartet consisting of Samantha, Alisha and Bronagh and a singing piece from Naina accompanied by Jessie. An encouraging speech was delivered by Old Edwardian...

Debating
01 Dec
2020

University of Birmingham Schools Debating Competition

On Sunday 15th November six Sixth Formers took part in the first virtual Debating Competition this year, using Zoom software to compete against 45 other teams over four rounds. Shivanii and Ami began by arguing against the motion, 'This house would charge patients a fee for NHS treatments resulting from...

Tuneup
09 Nov
2020

KEHS Launches National Arts Event!

We’re incredibly excited to announce that KEHS has launched a national arts event for schools across the country called ‘TuneUp Tuesday’. On Tuesday 24th November we hope to create a powerful, uplifting event that all schools in the country (both primary and secondary) can take part in, connecting us all through...

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09 Nov
2020

Thirds Go to Cleobury!

In the last week of half term Thirds spent two days at the Cleobury Mortimer Pioneer Centre. Here is an account written by one of the pupils. ‘’After some initial COVID related safety briefings, we were met by our highly enthusiastic instructors. The first thing I did was the leap of faith. This involved climbing up...

Digitalphoto
09 Nov
2020

New Digital Photography and Graphics Enrichment Course

These are images created by the Upper Sixth on the brand new Digital Photography and Graphics Enrichment Course. Students have learnt about composition, light and texture to create these images. They have also begun to use Photoshop to edit their images to a professional standard.

Stephen Campbell
15 Oct
2020

Stephen Campbell 1960-2020

Stephen Campbell, former Chairman of the Independent Schools Governing Body died suddenly on Monday 5 October. Stephen attended King Edward’s School from 1971 to 1978 and studied law at Liverpool University. He came from a family of many Old Edwardians including his father, who was also the KES School Doctor...

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12 Oct
2020

Biology Photo Competition

In the Summer, the Biology department held a photography competition and invited students from all year groups to submit photographs on various themes. Congratulations to the winners: Laila for ‘Patterns in Nature’, Roni for ‘Hidden Biological Worlds’ and Gull for ‘Habitats and Shelters’. The overall winner was...

Hello Yellow
12 Oct
2020

Hello Yellow

Over the weeks, yellow post-it notes started to appear around school displaying anything from positive, encouraging messages to cute drawings and jokes. These post-it notes were the first, subtle steps in a wider initiative to raise the profile of mental health. Hello Yellow is a campaign run by the mental health...