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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...

Tune Up Article 1
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...

NHS Podcast 2
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...

Award 1
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...

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...

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...

Care Package Boxes Collage
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..

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Thirds First Day
18 Sep
2020

Thirds’ First Week at School

On the 3rd of September, we welcomed our new Thirds to KEHS! Here are two pupils’ experiences of the start of their journey with us...

03 Sep
2020

It's Back to School Time

It’s been a very busy morning here at KEHS. All the girls have been briefed on the safety measures we have taken for their return, they have had their photographs taken and the new Thirds have finally enjoyed a tour around the school! The whole school community gathered in their form rooms to watch...

Duke Of Edinburgh
09 Jul
2020

Duke Of Edinburgh receives its Licensed Organisation’s Volunteer Hour Certificate for 2020

Well done to 20 of our Duke Of Edinburgh participants, who donated 1781 hours of voluntary service to the local community; the social value of these hours being £7,747.

Sustainability
26 Jun
2020

KEHS Goes Green: Sustainability Society

​​This society run in conjunction with our neighbour school KES has been reflecting upon some of the most significant issues we face today.​ Food sustainability is one major issue that has been debated upon by the recently formed group and Meganne has written an insightful piece on this​.

Year 10
22 Jun
2020

Lower Fifth Are Back!

Our Lower Fifth girls are delighted to be back in school this week for some 'face to face support'. Along with taught lessons in English and Maths, they also participated in some physical activity which included rounders, led by the Sports Department.

Kehs Release
17 Jun
2020

Latest KEHS Release Edition focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement

Current Upper Fifth student Priya has been working hard editing the latest edition of KEHS Release, the student led digital newspaper.

15 Jun
2020

KEHS Sikh Langar Assembly

This morning KEHS held an assembly on Sikh Langar. Langar is an important part of Sikh worship and is where there is a common kitchen that serves food to anyone from any background or faith.

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