Year: 2021

John Hoskison visits pupils to share words of wisdom.

12th November 2021

On Friday 12th November, inspirational speaker John Hoskison visited Sixth Form pupils for a talk about his life, in particular the consequences of poor decision making in relation to drink driving. As a child, John entered the world of professional golf, something he has stated had a huge impact on his life and shaped his…

Remembrance Day 2021

11th November 2021

Today marks 103 years since the signing of the ‘Armistice of 1918’, which signalled the end of World War One, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. Around 1,500 Old Witleians served their country during the First World War, with 93 Old Witleians and two former members of staff losing…

First Year trip to discover the History and Geography of Guildford

9th November 2021

Today, Mrs Phillips, Head of History, Mrs Thorpe, Head of Geography and Miss Condy, Head of Religious Science, took the First Year pupils to Guildford to discover some of the history, learn about the geography and find out about some of religious aspects of the ancient City. Hermione, a First Year pupil wrote of her…

Sixth Form Geography pupils enjoy a wet weekend in Devon

8th November 2021

Our 6th form Geographers enjoyed a busy weekend at Slapton Ley Field Study Centre in Devon this weekend, 6 and 7 November. The Lower & Upper 6th IB classes collected data for their forthcoming exams which included investigating the characteristics of the River Harbourne.  This was carried out in the river and before entering, the…

Merci Beaucoup Onatti for the excellent French production

2nd November 2021

We were delighted to welcome pupils from Bohunt and Pennthorpe to the first of three live Onatti Productions French play this year who joined King Edward’s pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10. As always, we were entertained by two French actors who, speaking only in their native tongue, this year performed ‘Mon Père Ne Me…

Spy Academy video game launch

18th October 2021

King Edward’s Witley has launched a Spy Academy video game alongside the interactive 360° virtual tour. The game is an interactive and innovative way for children to explore the School and earn their Spy Agent status. Director of Admissions and Communications, Mr Justin Benson, says “Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most…

Old Witleian captivates the Sixth Form pupils

15th October 2021

Old Witleian Scarlett Thornton (2011 – 2018) came back to visit the School last night to give an exhilarating talk to the Sixth Form psychology and biology pupils. Scarlett graduated from Exeter University in June this year with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology.  She gave a fascinating talk based on the subject chosen…

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Qualifying Expedition

15th October 2021

From Friday 15th October to Sunday 17th October, some of our 5th Form pupils set out on their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award qualifying expedition to the South Downs. As part of their Silver award, pupils walked a total of 45km over three days, and set up camp at night time in the beautiful countryside….

A spectacular ceremony to welcome new pupils

13th October 2021

On Wednesday 13th October, the first Admissions Day for two years took place at Guilford Cathedral. 220 pupils from 1st Year through to Sixth Form were ‘sworn in’ by Mrs Justine Voisin, Treasurer, and Alderman Sir Peter Estlin. The service was conducted by The Venerable Stuart Beake, Archdeacon Emeritus, Honorary Sub Dean, Guildford Cathedral, who…

Virtual visit to the National Archives

12th October 2021

On Tuesday 12th October, Sixth Form pupils received an absorbing and interactive lesson via Zoom from the Keep of the National Archives in London. Hosted by Hannah, with her colleague Nathalie acting as scribe. Hannah informed the pupils of the variety of documents held at the National Archives and spoke about some examples such as…

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