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30 Jun
2021

Announcement of new Chair of Governors

A new Chair of the Governing Body has been selected. In February, it was announced that Tim Clarke, the Chair of the Independent Schools Governing Body (ISGB) that provides governance oversight to both King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls , was coming towards the end of his term of office...

WM Young Active Citizen Award
23 Jun
2021

West Midlands Young Active Citizen Award

Five KEHS girls who gave their time and energy to support others during the coronavirus pandemic had their efforts recognised at a ceremony held on Wednesday 16th June, to mark the West Midlands Young Active Citizen Award, which was organised by the West Midlands Lieutenancy. Vice Lord-Lieutenant Professor...

Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize
23 Jun
2021

Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize

Many congratulations to Samantha in the Lower Sixth who has won the prestigious global Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize (2020) for her question:...

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23 Jun
2021

Partial Solar Eclipse

On Thursday 10th June, the school community were invited by the Astronomy club to get a view of the partial solar eclipse...

Dragons Den
14 May
2021

BBC Dragons' Den Guest Lectures

On Thursday 6th March, we were privileged to listen to Touker Suleyman, a fashion retail entrepreneur, investor and reality television personality who is on the BBC Dragons' Den panel. He spoke to us on how to become an entrepreneur and the key personality traits needed to be successful. He illustrated the...

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10 May
2021

TuneUp Tuesday Features in the Birmingham City University Journal

Miss Waites who is part of the TuneUp Tuesday team had her paper featured in the Education Journal at Birmingham City University. It was written in collaboration with Dr Christopher Bolton and explores the importance of the arts in the pandemic and the re-evaluation of the importance of this in education, with...

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10 May
2021

New NHS Podcast

Well done to Bhavya and Kheera in the Lower Sixth who have just launched their medical topics podcast Heartbeat: NHS Uncovered. So far, they have released two episodes...

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...

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