Aspire Speaker Series

Monday 8th February 2021 The Aspire Speaker Series February-June 2021. A series of weekly term time talks on Teams, featuring external speakers from across a wide spectrum of experience and expertise, which are open to all of our students, as well as to staff. The programme is designed to extend the students' knowledge and thinking beyond the set curriculum, fostering the core Aspire principle that EVERYTHING is interesting and inspiring them to be curious and exploratory lifelong learners. Each one hour session will be chaired by one of the KEDST Aspire Co-ordinators, Nick Barley or Sue Dobson, and will comprise a 40-45 minute presentation by the speaker, followed by a question and answer discussion in which all participants can share ...

Former student composes RSC's lockdown productions of Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakes…

Monday 1st February 2021 Former student, Phil James from our 2016 cohort shared some wonderful news with us about his recent success. Read on for a sort bio about his journey. After King Ed's, Phil graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is now working as a freelance Pianist, Percussionist, Guitarist, Musical Director, Arranger and Composer. Since graduating, Phil has worked at the RSC on productions of A Museum In Baghdad (MD), King John (Assistant MD), The Rover (Assistant MD) Romeo & Juliet UK tour (MD) and Hamlet UK and international tour (MD). He is currently working on the production of The Winter's Tale at Stratford and composing music for Tales from Shakespeare, written by Michael Morpurgo. Phil has also worked on a ...

Christmas Carol Service

Our annual Christmas Carol service featuring the college choir is always a highlight of the year! Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the event as normal this year due to Covid-19 restrictions; instead, we are producing an online socially distanced version of the service. It will be released on YouTube/Facebook on Wednesday 16 December at 7pm. A link will be available via the news section on our website and via our social media channels. Please join us for a lovely mix of beautiful singing and Christmas readings. Click here and watch the College's carol service from 7pm! Please join us for a lovely mix of beautiful singing and Christmas readings.

Parents, we need you, we have a parent governor vacancy

Monday 16th November 2020 Could you help support King Edward VI College by becoming a parent governor? The Board of Governors have a vacancy for a parent governor to join them for a period of 2 years effective from 1 January 2021. This is a challenging but rewarding role as governors are responsible for ensuring the quality of provision at the college and its financial sustainability. The essential qualities required to be a parent governor are an interest in the education of young people aged 16-19 and the ability and willingness to attend at least ten formal meetings per year. The formal meetings of governors are currently held on Wednesday afternoons at 4.00pm A previous parent governor's feedback was: "It was certainly an interest...

Changes to Remembrance Day arrangements - 11 November

Once again we are approaching Remembrance Day, when we remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other wars. Due to the current COVID situation, we have had to significantly alter our plans for the Act of Remembrance on 11 November and unfortunately, we will be unable to welcome guests to the College this year. Despite not being able to gather in a large group, the college community will be pausing for two minutes silence at 11am. Students are being encouraged to visit the memorials in the Hall during the week. We sincerely hope to return to the normal programme next year and we will write to friends of the College and members of the Old Edwardians to invite in the usual way. 

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