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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…

Antigone Performance

12th February 2021

During the current lockdown, boarders who have needed to have remained on site and staff have been working hard to keep them entertained and busy. Some of our pupils, who are in a bubble together, have been working hard on a theatre project. These pupils have been working together in the brand new Studio Theatre…

QMH Self Expression

8th February 2021

In November last year, QMH pupils were challenged to express their emotions from 2020 and how they wanted to welcome 2021 in any form of application through mixed media. Our Artist in Residence, Emma Trussler, held and judged the competition. “I have been absolutely blown away by the amount of talent that the First and…

Appointment of School Counsellor

13th January 2021

King Edward’s is delighted to welcome Vanessa Edworthy as our new School Counsellor. Vanessa brings a wealth of relevant experience to the School, from previous similar roles at Alton College (as Lead Counsellor) and Frensham Heights, and as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). From a very strong field,…

Beginning of January Term Update

5th January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians Further to the Government’s announcement yesterday evening, I write to update you about the arrangements for the beginning of term and the weeks ahead. I am sorry that the third lock-down launches another time of change. As a School, we understand the frustration that is felt by the constraints of a full lock-down…

Climbing Feat

17th December 2020

5th Form pupil, Toby Roberts, has succeeded in achieving his latest intrepid goal of climbing the extraordinary ‘Rainshadow’ following the 9a route. ‘Rainshadow’ is a huge amphitheatre-shaped limestone natural cliff formation rock rising to 260 feet high in the middle of Malham Cove in North Yorkshire. An excellent feat! Due to the COVID pandemic, all…

Music and Art Christmas Competition

11th December 2020

As it has not been possible for us to have concerts and carol services with an audience this year, several local schools were invited to take part in our competition to record a Christmas song or carol to onto our Christmas CD, as well as to create a festive picture for the front and back…

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…

Check Mate

7th December 2020

On Saturday 5 December, the School held its first remote Chess Tournament. A total of 31 players took part in the Tournament consisting a mix of feeder school guests and King Edward’s pupils. Last year we hosted a ‘Simultaneous Exhibition‘ at the Old Bailey in London with the UK number one player Michael Adams.  This…

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We would like to make you aware that we still have a small number of places available for September 2021 entry into our Year 7. For further information please contact our Admissions Department on admissions@kesw.org or by telephoning 01428 686735.