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Senior Deputy Headmaster retires after three decades

13th December 2019

Pupils and staff bid a fond farewell to a highly-revered senior member of staff at the end of term when Stephen Pugh, Senior Deputy Headmaster, hung up his academic gown after 30 years’ service at the School. To mark the occasion, a retirement party, attended by 120 current and former staff, was held in the…

A trip to the London Chess Tournament at Olympia

11th December 2019

A trip to the London Chess Classic Tournament at Olympia sponsored by current parent Mr Chylikin. On Sunday 8 December a King Edward’s Witley chess team consisting of myself, Sam and Harry went to the Olympia stadium Hammersmith London to play in one of the biggest tournaments in the UK. The blitz tournament hosted some…

4th Form Science trip to the Natural History Museum

6th December 2019

Science trip to the Natural History Museum followed by Ice-skating The entire Forth form recently undertook the annual pilgrimage to the Natural History Museum. A wonderful opportunity for Biology learning away from the restrictive boundaries of the school classroom. The focus of the morning was to see how art can make profound statements about science….

Inspirational Sixth Form Lecture from co-founder of Sky School

3rd December 2019

Sky School was conceived in 2016 and is an organisation whose co-founders, Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund Pedersen, exemplify the next generation of ethical leaders and creative social entrepreneurs seeking to incite change. In 2015, 50 million children were uprooted from their homes. For 27 million, this was as a result of violence and insecurity….

Celebrating Women in Engineering

21st November 2019

Seven King Edward’s Witley girls were privileged to attend the ‘Celebration of Women in Engineering’ event at Surrey University on Wednesday 13 November. As well as listening to a range of graduate and PhD candidate women engineers lecture on topics such as Mechanical Engineering in the automotive industry and space technology, the girls were given the…

Operation Christmas Child, shoebox project

21st November 2019

Earlier this month, the Elizabeth House girls ordered 100 Christmas shoeboxes and distributed them around the other Houses for pupils and staff to fill with toys and gifts for children in need around the world.  Once filled, the boxes had to be labelled with the relevant age range and gender and a 5 donation left…

Fiona Kirton retires after 23 years

19th October 2019

Fiona Kirton retired this week after 23 years at King Edward’s Witley, the last ten of which she has been Bursaries and Charities Officer. During her time at King Edward’s, Fiona has worked with five Bursars, three Treasurers and now her fourth Head, Mrs Joanna Wright. On her final day Thursday 17 October during her…

Boosting Creative Minds and Soul in Cornwall

15th October 2019

Year 10 enjoyed a long weekend immersed in artistic activity in beautiful Cornwall. En-route we visited Roche Court in Salisbury where brilliant workshops by the dedicated staff got everyone’s creative minds going in preparation for our time in St Ives. We were staying  in the Cohort Hostel, a perfect base, for an evening meal and…

#mentalhealthawarenessweek

10th October 2019

King Edward’s is using #mentalhealthawarenessweek to deliver, to all pupils, talks about mental health issues, where toseek advice and promoting well-being for oneself and each other. This week, all lessons in PSHE will focus on mindfulness, resilience, body image and mental health conditions. All pupils have been emailed reminding them the Medical Centre staff are…

Café Scientifique Reveals the Universe

8th October 2019

By Max Agrest (Fifth Form) On Tuesday 8th October 7pm, the first Café Scientifique of the academic year was hosted by Mr Emsley,  one of our physics teachers. The subject – ‘The Birth and Death of the Universe’, and it was extensive. It was like a sieve pouring information directly into my head; it was…

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