Category: Old Witleian

Stella Dadzie visit

4th March 2022

On Thursday 3rd March, we were honoured to have Old Witleian Stella Dadzie visit the School, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Ms Dadzie was a former pupil in Elizabeth House, from 1962-1968 on a bursary scheme which focused on providing education to deprived London children. Since then, she has become a published author, highlighting…

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…

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…

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…

Bertie Mawer’s Memorial Day

26th June 2021

Friends, family, staff and Old Witleians from across the years gathered at the School on Saturday 26th June for a Memorial to celebrate the life of former teacher Albert “Bertie” Mawer who sadly passed away in March 2020. As a Housemaster and then Senior Master, Bertie taught History and English at King Edward’s for 37…

Living Through History

16th March 2021

Last week the History Department, in collaboration with the Development Department, presented ‘King Edward’s: Living through History’. A total of five Old Witleians, including both former staff and former pupils, zoomed into History lessons to speak to the pupils about their personal experiences of some of the events pupils study. These sessions shared a unique…

Richard Roberts (1931-2021)

4th March 2021

We are sad to share the news that former Head, Mr Richard Roberts (1980-1985) passed away on 15th February 2021. Mr Roberts family have confirmed his funeral will take place this Friday, 5th March, at 11am at St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford. Given the COVID restrictions that are still in place, only family is able to…

New Bunker Gallery Exhibition

10th December 2020

On the Wednesday 9th December 2020, a new exhibition ‘Receptive Nature’ by one of our resident artists Jess Emsley opened in the Bunker Gallery. Q: What is your current role at King Edward’s Witley and how long are you working at the School? I’m here as an artist in residence for the term. I have…

Remembrance Day 2020

11th November 2020

This year marks 102 years since the signing of the ‘Armistice of 1918’, which signalled the end of World War One. It’s reported that around 1,500 Old Witleians served their country during the Great War, with 93 Old Witleians and 2 former members of staff losing their lives. To commemorate the war and those lost…

New Artist in Residence

5th November 2020

Miss Emma Trussler has joined the King Edward’s Witley Art Department as Artist in Residence. Miss Trussler was a pupil at King Edward’s before completing her Foundation Art course at Chelsea College of Art, University of London Art. Achieving a BA in Surface Design at London College of Communication, University of Arts London and a MA in Design Fashion…

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