Category: Academic

New Head of History – Mrs Phillips

1st September 2020

Megan Phillips has been appointed Head of History at King Edward’s, effective from September 2020. Mrs Phillips first joined King Edward’s in 2017 as a History teacher, prior to this she taught at Tiffin School in Kingston, where her role included Acting Head of Department and teaching A-level history at the boys’ grammar school. After…

GCSE and IGCSE Results celebrated by pupils

20th August 2020

Today, our candidates received their GCSE and IGCSE results: we are delighted to say that they have been awarded grades that reflect their hard work and commitment throughout the two years of the courses they undertook. Our teachers prepared, analysed and evaluated a wide range of data which allowed us to predict grades with rigour…

King Edward’s students celebrate A-level results

13th August 2020

13th August 2020: 18 students from King Edward’s have received their A-level results this morning, marking another successful year for our Sixth Form. King Edward’s Head, Joanna Wright, congratulated the students, commenting: “I am delighted with the results and share the relief of pupils and colleagues that hard work and resilience have been rewarded. This cohort…

Back to school update

10th July 2020

      Dear Parents and Guardians, As promised in my last communication, I am writing with an update on our planning for pupils’ arrival in School at the end of the summer break.  Everyone at King Edward’s looks forward to welcoming all our pupils at the start of next academic year and particularly all new…

Pupils celebrate outstanding IB results

6th July 2020

Despite the challenges and disruption that COVID-19 has caused for schools everywhere, the Upper Sixth pupils studying the International Baccalaureate now have reason to celebrate as they receive their IB Diploma results today. They have demonstrated tremendous resilience with over 43% achieving 6 and above (equivalent to A*and A at A-level) and 74% gaining 5…

5th Form Inquiry Projects show depth of knowledge

26th June 2020

We have been blown away by the high quality of our 5th Form pupils’ Inquiry Projects this year. The Inquiry Project is an independent research project with the opportunity to explore whatever topic is of greatest interest to each pupil. It offers a chance for 5th Form pupils to develop their creativity, explore their motivation,…

King Edward’s Weather Station supplies forecasts for the local community

12th May 2020

Pupils at King Edward’s are proud owners of their very own weather station which allows them to formulate daily weather forecasts for the local area and the wider community. The station operates 24/7 collecting data even when the School is closed. The meteorologists in the making, from Year 9 and upwards, collect and record vital…

School may be closed but the learning continues at King Edward’s

4th May 2020

Live science experiments, a series of debates on Odysseus, online chess tournaments …  school may be closed but the learning continues at King Edward’s, thanks to the distance-learning programme – #KESW@Home – launched ahead of the Easter break. Rather than rely solely on fixed project work, we are using Zoom to deliver a combination of…

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…

The Gift – A Bible for Life

3rd October 2019

‘A Place to Lodge Christ In’ The vision of King Edward’s Founder, Bishop Nicholas Ridley, was to create, ‘a place to lodge Christ in’, and it was at his persuasion that King Edward VI granted Bridewell Palace for the spiritual education and teaching of a trade for disadvantaged children, such that they could go out…

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