Month: December 2019

Annual Spanish Exchange

30th December 2019

December 2019 saw the return for a few days of King Edward’s to Jerez de la Frontera – the home of our exchange partners, Colegio Nuestro Señor del Pilar. Our second visit to Jerez, the pupils were met enthusiastically by their exchange partners, who they had previously encountered in June when King Edward’s played host….

Peter Estlin awarded Knighthood in 2020 New Year Honours

27th December 2019

Mr Alderman Peter Estlin, a current Governor and former Treasurer of Bridewell Royal Hospital and former pupil and Head Boy of King Edward’s Witley and the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London (November 2018 – November 2019), has been awarded a knighthood for services to international business, inclusion and skills in the New…

U6 pupil presents at the ESD Conference in Zagreb

17th December 2019

Dmytro Chilikin, a King Edward’s Witley U6 pupil, presented his research work at the ESD (Economics and Social Development) Conference which took place in Zagreb on 13 and 14 December.  The feedback received was excellent and a Professor of Finance and Doctor of Economical Sciences, commented “I would say his presentation and report was one…

Senior Deputy Headmaster retires after three decades

13th December 2019

Pupils and staff bid a fond farewell to a highly-revered senior member of staff at the end of term when Stephen Pugh, Senior Deputy Headmaster, hung up his academic gown after 30 years’ service at the School. To mark the occasion, a retirement party, attended by 120 current and former staff, was held in the…

A trip to the London Chess Tournament at Olympia

11th December 2019

A trip to the London Chess Classic Tournament at Olympia sponsored by current parent Mr Chylikin. On Sunday 8 December a King Edward’s Witley chess team consisting of myself, Sam and Harry went to the Olympia stadium Hammersmith London to play in one of the biggest tournaments in the UK. The blitz tournament hosted some…

4th Form Science trip to the Natural History Museum

6th December 2019

Science trip to the Natural History Museum followed by Ice-skating The entire Forth form recently undertook the annual pilgrimage to the Natural History Museum. A wonderful opportunity for Biology learning away from the restrictive boundaries of the school classroom. The focus of the morning was to see how art can make profound statements about science….

Inspirational Sixth Form Lecture from co-founder of Sky School

3rd December 2019

Sky School was conceived in 2016 and is an organisation whose co-founders, Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund Pedersen, exemplify the next generation of ethical leaders and creative social entrepreneurs seeking to incite change. In 2015, 50 million children were uprooted from their homes. For 27 million, this was as a result of violence and insecurity….

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Our upcoming Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening will be on Wednesday 2nd December at 6pm. Please follow this link to book your place.