KESPA Parents' Association

To promote a partnership between parents, pupils, staff and governors that will assist the school to fulfil its vision for the education of the pupils in the School

KESPA (King Edward's School Parents' Association) was formed in 1997, not only to provide a point of contact for parents who live near to King Edward's, but also for those who live far away. Unlike many schools we were not formed ostensibly as a fund-raising group, although if we can raise money to support the School that is a bonus.

Since its inception KESPA has gone through many changes. As with any voluntary group of people, we evolve depending on who is currently on our committee at any one time. The committee is elected annually.

Parents pay a voluntary contribution of £3 per term per family, which helps fund events for both boarding and day parents.

Currently we run three main activities during the school year: In the Autumn Term we have our Live music and BBQ event. In the Spring Term we run a Super Brain Quiz night and in the Summer Term we stage our Summer Ball.

We produce a publication called Kespa Konnect once a year that is emailed to all parents, guardians and staff. The purpose of this magazine is to let everyone know what we as KESPA have achieved and what we are planning for the future. We include information about King Edward's that we feel could help parents. In addition, the magazine provides a forum for parents to advertise their own businesses and services which may of interest to other parents.  

For any more information please contact us at kespa@kesw.org

School Chapel

Worship at the School Chapel is held every Sunday and is open to all parents, guardians and families. Please see the school calendar for details of times etc.

King Edward’s Laundry

The laundry service is available for both school and non-school items at very competitive rates. Suits, dresses, duvets etc will be cleaned or dry-cleaned by Karine and her team. The Laundry Room is located opposite Grafton, on the way to the main car park. For any enquiries or to check opening times, please contact Karine Butcher, Laundry Manager, on  +44 (0)1428 686717 or email laundry@kesw.org

Lost Property

Pupils are encouraged to check / collect their own lost property but if parents have any concerns, please contact their Housemaster / Housemistress and they will get in touch with Deborah Lloyd who now handles lost property.


The Bookshop is very competitively priced and books are typically discounted by 15%. The Bookshop is located in the school library. Contact Mrs Janny Harris on harrisj@kesw.org or +44 (0)1428 686745 for further information.

Match Teas
In the Autumn Term, after House matches, parents are most welcome to make their way to the dining hall for a post-match tea. Please feel free to extend the invitation to any visiting parents to join in. All welcome!