Category: Academic

Hockey star Darcy Bourne visits

25th May 2022

On Monday 23rd May, we were delighted and honoured to welcome Darcy Bourne, England and International Hockey player, to King Edward’s.  In her presentation to the 3rd, 4th and Lower Sixth Form pupils, Darcy spoke candidly about her journey and career in the worlds of football and hockey. Brought up in Surbiton by a very…

A lesson in Medieval Medicine 

27th April 2022

On Tuesday 26 April, the 1st Form were introduced to Master Aylward – a Medieval Physician who gave a zoom lecture to the pupils about medieval medicine from his clinic in the Jorvik Centre in York. The audience heard about Galen, a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher who lived during the time of the Roman…

German Play

24th March 2022

On Wednesday 23rd March, we received a third visit from Onatti Productions, who came to put on a play in German for our pupils and guests from Rodborough School. Each year, Onatti visit us to perform plays in different languages our pupils learn in School: French, German and Spanish. In attendance this year, were pupils…

Remote Chess Tournament

19th March 2022

Our second Remote Online Chess Tournament of this academic year took place on Saturday 19 March. Due to the variety of ages, we divided the competition into two categories, which proved very successful. Category 1 was for children aged up to 10 years old and Category 2 was aimed at those aged 11 and above….

City of London Corporation Schools Chess Tournament

9th March 2022

From all years, a small number of pupils went on a day visit to London, to the Guildhall where they took part in the City of London Corporation Schools Chess Tournament. Out of a huge number of children from schools across the country, Lower Sixth pupil William won a silver medal and again Lower Sixth…

Slapton Sands Geography Trip

4th March 2022

During this week, our A-level Geography students visited Slapton Sands in Devon for a field trip as part of their studies. Throughout the week, they have taken part in a 10km coastal walk investigating coastal processes and management, and have investigated water and carbon cycles. The pupils also did a super job collecting beach profiles….

Café Scientifique

1st March 2022

On Tuesday night, Mrs Styles from the Physics Department gave a fascinating talk about Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, covering the variety of experiences and skills that engineering encompasses, including her time as a Concord Engineer for British Airways. As we face economic and environmental challenges, the latest developments in aviation were explored with solutions being…

Your Future Career

28th February 2022

On Friday 25th February, seven guest speakers attended King Edward’s for a ‘Your Future Career’ event, for Pre-Sixth and Sixth Form pupils. The afternoon, organised by our Head of Careers, Mrs Davies, allowed pupils to receive insights and interactive support from working professionals about career prospects, all of which are Old Witleians or part of…

ISI praises King Edward’s for ‘Excellent’ care that expands the horizons of its pupils

24th February 2022

King Edward’s Witley has received top marks from inspectors for the care and support it provides to its pupils. In January, the School faced a full inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), an organisation appointed by the Department for Education to monitor education standards in the independent sector. At the conclusion of a robust…

Biology, Physics and Chemistry in Action!

14th December 2021

On Monday 29th, Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December, our pupils from the 5th and Sixth Form took part in a series of Biology, Physics and Chemistry in Action virtual lectures. Over the duration, pupils had the opportunity to listen to an external speaker provide real life examples of the science they learn in…

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