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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,…

Drama Scholar keeps on acting during lockdown

24th June 2020

4th Form pupil and drama scholar, Felix, has been practising his acting skills during lockdown and getting involved in online plays. Felix has been developing his skills by getting into character and practising around the house and online with other actors. This Friday night, 26 June, Felix is starring as PC Stumps in the Peaslake…

Kindness and Community Art Project

24th June 2020

The Kindness and Community Art Project was established by our Art Department in May when the Covid-19 pandemic forced our School into lockdown. It was a new initiative that aimed to utilize and take advantage of art’s healing powers. The project provided an opportunity for pupils from both King Edward’s Witley and Barrow Hills School…

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…

3rd Form Pupil Produces Hand Sanitiser for over 100 people in his local community

19th May 2020

3rd Form pupil, Christopher, is helping to ease the shortage of hand sanitiser in his local community by producing the essential antibacterial cleanser in his back garden. Christopher Hooper (aged 13) is from Chichester and usually boards at King Edward’s. He has been making isopropanol (also known as isopropyl alcohol) hand sanitiser to a formula…

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…

Mrs Hooker sews scrubs for NHS

1st May 2020

A teacher from King Edward’s is helping to provide vital protective clothing to the local NHS frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Julie Hooker, Food Technician and Teacher of Food Technology, is working as a volunteer for Scrubs4-NHS-North Hants, Surrey & West Sussex, sewing scrubs (hospital uniforms) at home in her spare time. The group,…

Bertie Mawer (1926-2020)

28th April 2020

Albert Edwin Mawer died peacefully at home on Monday 23rd of March, in the care of his beloved wife, Rosemary.   Bertie was at the heart of King Edward’s for thirty-seven years, arriving here in January 1949. At that time, the School was still lodged at Hambledon Workhouse having given up its berth at King…

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Awards Day

Welcome to our Awards Day which is now live – please click here. We are joined by our guest speaker Ben McBean. It is a privilege to be joined by someone who exemplifies resilience and a creative approach to overcoming adversity. We welcome you to celebrate the considerable achievements our pupils have enjoyed this year in such an unprecedented circumstances.