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Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 4

27th January 2020

Finally, a lie in and a late breakfast! This set us up for the climax of the tour. A short trip over the water before putting cassocks on for a quick briefing before entering through a side door into the hushed awe of Saint Mark’s. It was wonderful to see the interior in all its…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 3

26th January 2020

The quiet murmur of breakfast started our busiest day in Venice.  After a briefing we headed across the water to the Zattere to explore this quieter corner of Venice.  As we walked along the Zattere, Venetians were practising rowing in boats for hotly contested races being held later in the year.  It was fascinating to…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 2

25th January 2020

We were woken by sub on our first full day in Venice. Pupils fortunate enough to have rooms looking over the Giudecca were greeted Venice sand the distant Alps on the horizon swathed in sun. After a hearty breakfast, it was off to the Zattere and a walk through the winding streets to Ca Macana…

Chapel Choir visit to Venice – day 1

24th January 2020

A quiet buzz of excitement descended the tarmac just before 5am on Thursday morning as 35 pupils, parents and staff all met at King Edward’s Witley. Cassocks, music and plenty of water were packed into suitcases before we set off for Gatwick where we were met by more pupils and parents, and helpful BA staff…

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…

3rd and 4th Form Acting Showcase 2020

15th January 2020

King Edward’s pupils frequently perform to their teachers and classmates during drama lessons, however having a ‘real’ audience adds an extra challenge. Live performance opportunities enrich the pupils’ overall educational experience and are crucial in developing the skills and talents of our young actors. In mid January, Mrs Lynsey Cleaves, Head of Drama, produced and…

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…

Annual Spanish Exchange

30th December 2019

December 2019 saw the return for a few days of King Edward’s to Jerez de la Frontera – the home of our exchange partners, Colegio Nuestro Señor del Pilar. Our second visit to Jerez, the pupils were met enthusiastically by their exchange partners, who they had previously encountered in June when King Edward’s played host….

Peter Estlin awarded Knighthood in 2020 New Year Honours

27th December 2019

Mr Alderman Peter Estlin, a current Governor and former Treasurer of Bridewell Royal Hospital and former pupil and Head Boy of King Edward’s Witley and the 691st Lord Mayor of the City of London (November 2018 – November 2019), has been awarded a knighthood for services to international business, inclusion and skills in the New…

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…

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