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COVID Update from Deputy Head

28th February 2021

Dear parents and guardians, Two months is a long time in education (as Prime Minister Harold Wilson never said)….. Since your child was last in School, momentous changes been playing out across the country and across the world. Paradoxically, though, many young people’s domestic lives have followed a more limited and repetitive routine dominated by…

COVID Update from Deputy Head

23rd February 2021

Dear parents and guardians, Many of you will be aware of the UK Prime Minister’s announcement today of a “roadmap” for the release of restrictions imposed by COVID. The first and most important aspect of his plan is that all pupils will be able to return to School on Monday 8th March. Face-to-face lessons will…

Covid Update from Deputy Head

14th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, This is the ‘Friday’ update I promised in my Half Term letter; I apologise that it is 24 hours late. I am pleased to report no further news after the incidents about which I wrote to you earlier in the week. In summary, we have a single COVID case in the…

Bringing the supermarket to School

14th November 2020

With current COVID restrictions, our boarders have been unable to leave the School for activities they usually would do every week, for example going shopping in Guildord and to Sainsbury’s in Godalming. Without these shopping trips, boarders have been missing this fun bonding time with their friends and even the ‘normal’ experience of going to…

Covid Update from Deputy Head

6th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope you are well and, if you live under lockdown conditions in the UK or elsewhere in the world, that you are managing to remain positive as well as safe. I am sure I join you in hoping the current UK lockdown will truly be the last such significant imposition…

COVID update from Deputy Head

31st October 2020

As you may be aware, the UK Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown earlier today, scheduled to begin on Thursday 5th November. He also emphasised the principle of keeping all young people in education and therefore intends to keep all nurseries, schools and universities open. I wanted to keep parents, staff and pupils informed…

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…

Ridley House is on the move

23rd June 2020

I am delighted to be able to share with you information about the future direction of Ridley House and our day pupil model, and to lay out what I believe is an exciting development for the School. We will continue to provide day and boarding facilities for all Ridley pupils in the academic year 2020-2021…

Nothing matters but your will to succeed

22nd January 2020

On 22 January, two 4th Form Elizabeth House girls led the King Edward’s Assembly which was held in our Chapel. After their introduction, they conducted a competition between two teachers each of who had a small bottle of bubbles for blowing.  Each bubble represents a part of who we are; a factor of life that…

Mental Health First Aiders

8th January 2020

As part of King Edward’s Wellbeing and Development Programme, Miss Laura Sessions (PSHE Co-Ordinator) organised a two day training course for fifteen members of staff from both Barrow Hills School and King Edward’s  Witley to complete their Youth Mental Health First Aid qualification. This was an internationally recognised two day course delivered by trainer Jane…

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