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17 Jan 2020: This week started with a lively tennis assembly delivered by two coaches from the Priory Tennis Club. They asked volunteers to demonstrate a number of activities...

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Medics in the making

17 Jan 2020: This week, Year 6 took part in the much anticipated Medical Mavericks workshop; a highlight of our calendar.  Girls were introduced to a variety of procedures...

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Year 1 go bear hunting

17 Jan 2020: On Thursday 9 January, Year 1 girls travelled to the Town Hall to watch a live performance of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ adapted from the famous story by...

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Junior linguists

10 Jan 2020: A huge congratulations to the 12 Prep girls who have progressed to Round 2 of The Junior Language Challenge 2020, with two of them having achieved scores of...

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Prep News

13 Dec 2019: Our final week of term has been very busy. It began with our Carol Service at St George’s Church on Monday. The service was composed of congregational carols...

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Girls, boys and gingerbread

13 Dec 2019: Last Thursday, Year 1 girls at EHS welcomed the boys from West House School to a morning of activities involving the traditional tale, ‘The Gingerbread Man.’  The...

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A very Tudor Christmas

13 Dec 2019: Year 4 girls thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Selly Manor. They were able to share their knowledge with the guides there, both of whom were impressed by their...

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Helping Father Christmas

13 Dec 2019: Year 2 girls have come to the rescue of Father Christmas.   After hearing the devastating news that Santa had crashed his sleigh into an iceberg they have...

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Prep News

06 Dec 2019: Seasonal celebrations are now well and truly underway in the Prep School. Our first event was hosted by our Parents’ Association on Friday evening. This was...

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Lights, camel, action!

06 Dec 2019: After several weeks of practice the day finally arrived for the Year 2 performance of Lights, Camel, Action!  It was definitely worth the wait and was a spectacular...

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Prep News

29 Nov 2019: At the end of last week we welcomed parents to join us for a class assembly from 1B. The audience of girls, parents and staff were delighted to learn more...

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Latin lines

29 Nov 2019: In the Preparatory School our children have many opportunities to extend their language skills. Girls learn French and Spanish in lessons and have the option...

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To infinity....

29 Nov 2019: On Monday we were excited to host a visit of the StarDome, an inflatable planetarium. During the day the StarDome was visited by girls from Year 5 and Reception. After...

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Prep News

22 Nov 2019: Promoting exercise for the girls is something we take seriously at EHS, whilst making the activities fun. Last week we invited parents to join their daughters...

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Prep 'Get Together' for Children in Need

22 Nov 2019: Last Friday, along with the rest of the country, girls in Prep helped to raise money for BBC Children in Need, this year titled ‘Get Together’. We began the...

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Castle Living

22 Nov 2019: On Wednesday 13 November, Year 1 visited Tamworth Castle as part of the History Curriculum and learning about homes in the past. When they arrived in Tamworth...

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Busy Prep Eco-Reps

22 Nov 2019: The Eco Reps have had a busy week in Prep. On Monday morning they held an assembly to launch Switch Off Fortnight, explaining how each family could save up...

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Prep News - 15 November 2019

15 Nov 2019: Thursday last saw our first Teatime Concert of this year when 34 Year 5 and 6 girls performed in front of a packed audience. We were treated to a range of...

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Prep live link with the Caribbean

15 Nov 2019: During normal Science lessons this week, Year 5 girls have been watching and interacting with Coral Scientists currently working in the Caribbean. Girls in...

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Inspired by Shakespeare

15 Nov 2019: The Young Shakespeare Company arrived in Prep with their interactive version of Macbeth. A multi-talented cast took on the roles, helped out by volunteers...

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Prep School hosts netball tour

15 Nov 2019: Once again this year, EHS Prep welcomed girls from St John’s College in Portsmouth on their Annual netball tour.   The touring team arrived on Friday afternoon...

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Diwali Day in Westbourne

15 Nov 2019: Each half term the girls in Westbourne, our Pre-Prep School, enjoy time extending their skills beyond the planned curriculum. Our most recent ‘Beyond the Curriculum’...

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Inspiration on STREAM Day

08 Nov 2019: We are always keen to promote STREAM subjects in the Prep School, both within and beyond the school curriculum, and these were much in evidence in our off-curriculum...

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Prep News

08 Nov 2019: Everyone arrived back at school refreshed after the half term break. It was clear the girls had been busy with the awarding of a number of Independent Work...

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Language is challenging

08 Nov 2019: Congratulations to Emma Mendes Leite in Year 5 on being the first girl nationally to reach the maximum score on the Junior Language Challenge.  After the...

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Prep News

25 Oct 2019: Our week began with a number of celebrations. Firstly we were able to announce our Silver Bag collection for the half term and to share the total of £400 raised...

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A rosy glow on Wear it Pink Day

25 Oct 2019: The Autumn Term includes a number of fundraising events and one of our favourites in Prep is ‘Wear it Pink’ Day in support of the charity of the same name. Girls,...

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Prep News

18 Oct 2019: Our events of last week concluded on Friday morning in assembly with some performance poetry.  Year 5 girls delighted us with their onomatopoeic poems written...

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Detective scientists investigate food 'fake news'

18 Oct 2019: Girls and boys from Year 4 at EHS Prep and West House Schools became Detective Scientists on Wednesday. During the summer months, food ‘facts’ put on the social...

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Year 2 time-travellers

11 Oct 2019: Our time travelling Year 2 pupils were transported back to 1666, the year of the Great Fire of London when they took part in an exciting workshop.  Throughout...

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Girls go green in Nursery

11 Oct 2019: Continuing their learning based on the theme of colour, Nursery girls this week went green.   They enjoyed a wealth of different activities focused on the...

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Prep News

11 Oct 2019: The Quiz Night on Friday organised by EHSPA was an enjoyable way to finish the week.  It was good to welcome so many parents and friends to the school. This...

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Ramblers rally for Children in Need

11 Oct 2019: After the success of the event last year, EHSPA once again took part in the BBC Countryfile Ramble on Sunday 6 October.  EHS ran their own ramble and we...

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Prep News - 4 October 2019

04 Oct 2019: We were delighted to welcome so many parents from Prep and Westbourne to our Macmillan Coffee Morning last Friday. It was an opportunity to relax before heading...

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Robotics in action

04 Oct 2019: Pupils in Year 5 were excited to visit the Land Rover factory in Solihull for their first trip of the year.  The girls started the day looking around the...

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News from Prep

27 Sep 2019: This week began a little earlier than usual as we welcomed many prospective parents to our Open Day on Saturday. As ever, the Year 6 guides were complimented...

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Join us for the EHS Ramble

27 Sep 2019: After the success of the event last year, EHS will once again be taking part in the BBC Countryfile Ramble. EHS will have their own ramble and we hope to encourage...

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Celebration of diversity on World Languages Day

27 Sep 2019: On Wednesday 25 September, the Prep School celebrated the multi-cultural diversity of our school community in a special EHS World Languages Day. This was held...

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News from Prep

20 Sep 2019: Girls from across the Prep School have enjoyed learning and playing outdoors in the recent lovely weather. At the end of last week, Kindergarten visited the...

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Romans rule!

20 Sep 2019: Having spent the first two weeks of the academic year settling into the routines of Year 3, the girls were transported back in time to Roman days. As part...

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Message from the Headmistress

13 Sep 2019: Having completed my first full week at EHS, I feel as if I have always been here. All of us who are new, both students and staff, are walking around the school...

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News from Prep

13 Sep 2019: The girls and staff have been settling back into new routines in this, the first full week of the new academic year. It is clear that the girls are happy to...

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EHS opens its doors for Whole School Open Morning

13 Sep 2019: On the morning of Saturday 21 September, Edgbaston High School will throw open its doors for its Whole School Open Event. From 9.30am - 12.00pm all departments,...

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News from Prep

06 Sep 2019: In our first assembly of the new term we welcomed everyone back to Prep after the summer holiday.  We welcomed new girls to each year in school and some new...

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Accolades for EHS allotment

06 Sep 2019: Whilst the school may have been closed during the summer holidays, it was a busy time down at the EHS allotment.  Firstly the allotment played host to the...

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Guitarists galore

05 Jul 2019: EHS girls from Prep and Senior departments were a credit to the school when they competed in the Leamington Spa Competitive Music Festival with Craig Ogden...

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Prep News

05 Jul 2019: Last week finished with a challenge for girls in Year 3 when they enjoyed their Monet Day. The girls each chose one of the artist’s great works of art to try...

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Prep's aspiring engineers are national winners

28 Jun 2019: Thanks to the 12 girls who won first place in the Aspire to Engineer, Genetic Engineering challenge, all of Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Natural...

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First place win for EHS in Schools Sailing Regatta

28 Jun 2019: Seven Birmingham schools attended the Rockley Watersports sailing regatta on Tuesday 25 June with Megan (Year 10) and sister Millie (Year 6) representing EHS....

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Prep News

28 Jun 2019: With such awful weather recently, we were very lucky to be able to hold our three Sports Days in Prep last Friday. All girls from Nursery to Year 6 were able...

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Gymnasts showcase talent and skill

28 Jun 2019: On Tuesday evening, parents and guests were treated to a feast of gymnastic talent as girls from both Prep and Senior School showcased the work they have been...

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EHS Summer Holiday Club

28 Jun 2019: The EHS Holiday Club provides an exciting range or art, creative and games activities for EHS girls and their sisters. With a range of exciting activities...

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Thank you for the Music

21 Jun 2019: Monday evening was spent enjoying the Prep Summer Concert. This event featured the variety of ensembles available to Prep girls with performances from each...

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Celebrating Father's Day

21 Jun 2019: Having performed a special Mother’s day Assembly in the Spring Term the Reception girls did not want to leave their Dads out. On Friday 14 June, they invited...

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Down on the Farm

21 Jun 2019: Year 2 ventured out to Ash End Farm.  They thoroughly enjoyed their creepy critters handling session. Many of them overcame their fears to hold snakes and...

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Year 6 escape to the Chateau

21 Jun 2019: On Monday 10 June, 42 excited Year 6 girls arrived at school ready to depart for France! The annual trip had come round once again. After delivering cases...

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Prep News

21 Jun 2019: With all of the awful weather recently, we have been lucky that our planned trips have all gone ahead and been enjoyable. One of these was the Year 3 visit...

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A taste of Senior School for pupils in Year 4

14 Jun 2019: Year 4 girls enjoyed a warm welcome to Senior School on Wednesday 12 June. The aim of this day was to be both enjoyable and informative, and to give girls...

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Medical Mavericks

14 Jun 2019: Zaqia and Sam brought an array of diagnostic medical equipment for our Year 6 pupils to use during their Medical Mavericks workshop. Our girls were the first...

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Fitness fun for all

14 Jun 2019: In the Prep School, Miss Dawes has introduced several new activities to increase fitness. One of these is Five-a-Day, an on-line programme which is designed...

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Prep News

14 Jun 2019: We are always keen to extend the girls’ experiences and to give them opportunities to prepare for the future.  At the end of last week, a team of ‘Medical...

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Puppets on parade

14 Jun 2019: On Tuesday 11 June, Major Mustard the puppeteer visited the Year 1 girls. They were joined by Year 2 for the puppet show which they all enjoyed. Major Mustard...

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Pupils recognised for charitable contributions

07 Jun 2019: At Prep’s Monday celebration assembly, Dr Suleiman from the Clifton Road food bank came to thank the Prep students for raising money to aid their special cause....

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Prep News - 7 June 2019

07 Jun 2019: We were pleased to see everyone back at school this week and were keen to catch up with news. This included checking with Year 2 girls if they had seen many...

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Eco Schools Green Flag Award

07 Jun 2019: Last term, EHS was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the fourth time. This is an achievement to be extremely proud of and we join 19.5 million children...

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Prep News

24 May 2019: On Thursday of last week, we enjoyed our last Teatime Concert of the year and were entertained by our senior musicians in Years 5 and 6 who all gave confident...

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Prep News

17 May 2019: Girls in the Prep Department always enjoy performing and last week ended with several opportunities for the girls to demonstrate this. Thursday ended with...

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To Ancient Egypt and back

17 May 2019: On Wednesday, Year 6 experienced life in Ancient Egypt, a fantastic event that transported them back in time. The school hall was transformed into an Ancient...

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Down at the allotment

17 May 2019: On Tuesday evening this week, we had a very successful evening with lots of lovely warm sunshine.  The Year 5 girls started by doing some jobs - sweeping,...

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Macbeth Magic

17 May 2019: Year 6 took part in an English Masterclass with Ms Jones-Owen, who is Head of Year 7 and an English teacher in Senior School, as part of their secondary school...

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Musical excellence at Spring Ensembles Concert

10 May 2019: On Wednesday 1 May, the school’s Musical Ensembles from Year 3 to Year 13 came together to perform in the annual Spring Ensembles Concert.  Each ensemble...

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Prep News

10 May 2019: Girls in Year 6 have continued to enjoy their Enrichment activities which last week included finding out about dog agility. Mrs Aston, who competes regularly...

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The Victorian Experience for Year 5

03 May 2019: When girls in Year 5 set off for the Black Country Museum the sun was shining and expectations were high for investigating and consolidating classroom knowledge.  Each...

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Easter fun at Holiday Club

03 May 2019: The girls have had a very exciting time at Holiday Club this Easter. A day out to the Botanical Gardens for a picnic with our teddy bears was well received...

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Prep News

03 May 2019: Having enjoyed the beautiful weather during the holiday everyone has returned to school refreshed and ready for the busy term ahead.   We started this term...

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Year 1 explore science in action

05 Apr 2019: Earlier this week, Year 1 girls visited the Think Tank Science Centre to consolidate their learning on the topic of ‘My Body’ which they have been studying...

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Prep News

05 Apr 2019: Friday 29 March was a very busy day in Prep. It started with a very moving and enjoyable assembly performed very confidently by Reception girls for their parents....

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A peek at learning in Year 2

05 Apr 2019: Girls in Year 2 have been enjoying their learning with a range of written and practical activities. In Science they have been looking at what conditions...

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Year 4 girls enjoy a trip to Culmington Manor

05 Apr 2019: On Wednesday 27 March, 39 slightly nervous Year 4 girls set off for Culmington Manor, in Shropshire. On arrival they were allocated their dorms and decided...

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Head's End of Term Message

05 Apr 2019: As we approach the end of the Spring Term we are beginning to gain a glimpse of the brighter days ahead.  We have braved the outdoors on two memorable occasions...

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Kitty Whittington: From Rags to Riches!

05 Apr 2019: On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of this week the long anticipated Year 6 production came to fruition and the shows were spectacular. It was very hard to...

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EHSPA party for Prep

29 Mar 2019: Prep Party arrived on Friday 22 March at last after much anticipation from the girls. This is an important and exciting event in the annual calendar. Girls...

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First prize for Year 6 scientists

29 Mar 2019: In the Prep School Celebration assembly this week we presented certificates to our group of Year 6 Scientists who recently won a national competition having...

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Unveiling marks official opening of the Pavilion

29 Mar 2019: Last summer, Edgbaston High School embarked on a project to refurbish the sports pavilion down at the playing fields. Taking three months to complete, the...

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Prep News

29 Mar 2019: We always enjoy marking special days in the Prep School and on Thursday of last week we celebrated World Poetry Day. We began the day with an assembly on the...

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Will's Word Warriors come to EHS

29 Mar 2019: For the second year running we were delighted to welcome the Bournville BookFest to EHS for a very special schools event. This year we hosted an interactive...

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Pupil climbs to success

29 Mar 2019: Year 6 pupil Star has climbed her way into the UK Youth Climbing Series 2019 Grand Finals in Sheffield at the end of April.  She will be one of only three...

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Prep News

22 Mar 2019: On Friday of last week, a team of Year 6 swimmers took part in the ESSA relay qualifiers. We are delighted to announce that they have qualified for the finals...

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Prep News

15 Mar 2019: We were pleased to see the Year 6 Netball Squad back on Monday from their tour to Portsmouth and to hear their news. They clearly had a good time meeting up...

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Rainforest Roadshow magic

15 Mar 2019: On Wednesday 6 March, Year 4 girls enjoyed a visit from Dave Shaw with his exciting and informative Rainforest Roadshow.  Mr Shaw thrilled the girls with...

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Prep Musician of the Year

08 Mar 2019: After several weeks of preliminary rounds held by the Music Staff and difficult decisions made, the finalists were selected.  The final competition was...

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Success for EHS swimmers

08 Mar 2019: On Monday 4 March, our U11 and U13 swimmers travelled to Worcester for an invitational gala organised by Bromsgrove School. Our school was competing against...

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Prep News

08 Mar 2019: We ended last week with two opportunities for the girls to perform. On Thursday, we held our Prep Young Musician 2019 event for the finalists in Years 3 -...

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Cross country runners show determination

08 Mar 2019: On Saturday 2 March, two teams of girls from the Preparatory School took part in a Cross Country Competition at Hallfield School.   Our U9 Team from Years...

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Shrove Tuesday fun

08 Mar 2019: In the beautiful spring sunshine, the girls in both Prep and Westbourne held some competitive pancake races on Shrove Tuesday. Girls in Reception were divided...

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Prep News

01 Mar 2019: We finished last half term with an entertaining assembly presented by girls in 5D. They shared a number of their own fables, written in English lessons, with...

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Botanical Gardens fundraising book fair

01 Mar 2019: We would like to inform parents that the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will hold a fundraising book fair on Sunday 10 March from 11.00am - 3.00pm. They would...

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Successful season for EHS gymnasts

15 Feb 2019: It has been a busy and successful season for the EHS Gymnastics Team. On Friday 1 February, a record number of 27 gymnastics from across Years 4-13 entered...

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Prep News

15 Feb 2019: We always enjoy assemblies performed for parents and last Friday was no exception when 5F presented their class assembly. The girls followed up their work...

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Wizarding wonders mark Harry Potter Day

15 Feb 2019: This year, EHS celebrated Harry Potter Book Night over two days - because one day is nowhere near enough! There were events for all students and our efforts...

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Prep News

08 Feb 2019: We began this week with our Celebration Assembly and there was much to be proud of. The weekly ‘Well Done’ certificates were presented to Years 1 and 2 and...

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Chinese New Year celebrations

08 Feb 2019: On Tuesday, we wished everyone in the Preparatory School a Happy Chinese New Year. Girls in Westbourne enjoyed a range of activities and shared their experiences....

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Librarian Top Picks

08 Feb 2019: This week, we celebrated international Harry Potter Night (albeit over two days in the daytime…!). In honour of all the fun we have had, this week’s suggestions...

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Super storytellers

08 Feb 2019: The Prep School recently welcomed story teller, Giles Abbott. In assembly Giles told the girls from Years 1 - 6 one of his exciting stories and then spent...

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RAG Week in support of Dogs Trust

08 Feb 2019: As part of RAG (Raising and Giving) Week next week, the House Captains have chosen Dogs Trust to support among other charities.  We would like to collect...

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Download the EHS app

01 Feb 2019: Many parents are already enjoying the benefits of the EHS app which was launched last year as part of our commitment to excellent communication with parents.  The...

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Prep News

01 Feb 2019: Following last week’s Big Bird Watch Assembly, we were delighted to see how many girls had completed the survey over the weekend. The older Eco Reps are now...

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Happy Birthday, EHS

01 Feb 2019: On Wednesday, the whole EHS community of staff and girls from Nursery to Sixth Form gathered together to celebrate the School’s birthday. The celebration included...

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Prep News

25 Jan 2019: This week began with a welcome to visitors from Birmingham City Mission. Using the parable of the lost sheep from the Bible, the girls were reminded that we...

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Financiers, writers and environmentalists in Year 2

25 Jan 2019: Year 2 have been developing skills which might well lead them to a wide range of different careers in the future. The Year 2 Eco Reps shared information...

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Prep News

18 Jan 2019: During the last week there has been a focus for several year groups on creative arts and subjects.   On Thursday 10 January, the Year 1 girls went to the...

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Understanding portraiture

18 Jan 2019: Girls in Year 5 are preparing to look at facial features and to develop their sketching ability in Art lessons during the next half term. A trip to the Barber...

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Prep News

11 Jan 2019: We welcomed everyone back to school, including the new girls who have joined us this term, with many happy new year wishes. The girls were all very excited...

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Junior genetic engineers

11 Jan 2019: Genetics is not something usually offered in Year 6 extracurricular activities at Edgbaston High School for Girls, but for the Genetic Engineering Challenge,...

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Prep News

14 Dec 2018: What a busy week we have had to end this term! It began with our Carol Service, on Monday, at St George’s Church where we welcomed parents and friends to join...

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Prickly Hay

14 Dec 2018: On Thursday 6 December, Year 2 girls performed the Nativity story from a different perspective. After several weeks of rehearsals, they gave a splendid performance...

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A Tudor Christmas

14 Dec 2018: On Friday 7 December, we were transported back to Selly Manor in Tudor times at the request of the Lord and Lady of the Manor. They invited us to join them...

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Don't Look in this Book

14 Dec 2018: On Tuesday 11 December, the Prep School welcomed author Sam Langley-Swain for a day of workshops. After self-publishing his first children's book, Sam has...

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Prep News

07 Dec 2018: Last week ended with a very busy day. It began with Westbourne’s Christmas production of ‘Mary’s Knitting’ and ended with the EHSPA lighting of the Christmas...

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Prep News

30 Nov 2018: On Friday of last week we had two completely different events to enjoy. At lunchtime Mrs Eveleigh and Mr Flynn helped each girl in Prep to plant at least one...

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The sky's the limit

30 Nov 2018: The annual visit of Mobile Planetarium is always highly anticipated in our school by staff and children alike. In the past two years we have developed the...

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Vaulting to success

30 Nov 2018: On Wednesday 23 November eight Year 6 girls and three Year 7 girls entered the Birmingham Schools Novice Gymnastics Competition.  This is a starter competition...

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EHS supports Christmas toy appeal

30 Nov 2018: Edgbaston High School for Girls will once again be supporting the Birmingham City Mission (BCM) Toy Link campaign.  On Thursday 29 November, a group of...

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Dentist, zoologist or writer?

30 Nov 2018: A local dentist came to visit Year 3 on Friday 23 November to talk to the girls about dental care. She brought disclosing tablets with her and the girls chewed...

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Tudor Times

30 Nov 2018: As part of their study of The Tudor period in History, Year 4 visited Selly Manor on Monday 26 November.  The huge fireplaces and realistic Tudor kitchens...

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Prep News

23 Nov 2018: We ended last week by joining people all over the country in supporting the BBC Children in Need appeal. Girls and staff from the Prep School came to school...

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History brought to life

16 Nov 2018: On Tuesday 13 November, Year 1 visited Tamworth Castle as part of the History Curriculum and learning about homes in the past.  When arriving at the castle,...

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EHSPA Christmas Tree Lighting Service

16 Nov 2018: Girls and parents are welcome to attend the EHSPA's Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday 30 November. Taking place in Prep Hall from 3.30 - 5.00pm and featuring...

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100 years remembered

16 Nov 2018: Miss Deacon and the Year 5 History Club lead our Remembrance Day Assembly last week in the Preparatory School. They began by explaining why services of...

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Prep News

16 Nov 2018: Our busy first week back after the half term break ended with the collection of the Book Fair from Westbourne and the EHSPA annual Fireworks Party. We were...

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Prep News

09 Nov 2018: It was good to see everyone back at school and refreshed from a half term break ready for the busy half term ahead. We started straight away on Monday with...

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Macbeth magic

09 Nov 2018: Year 6 very much enjoyed a visit from the Young Shakespeare Company this week, watching and participating in a play which was a fast-paced introduction to...

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Launch of Switch Off Fortnight

09 Nov 2018: On return from the half term break our Eco Reps from Years 1 - 6 launched the Switch Off Fortnight campaign. They explained about the damaging effects of burning...

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EHSPA Fireworks Party - Saturday 10 November

09 Nov 2018: We are very much looking forward to the EHSPA Fireworks Party this weekend! Featuring fireworks displays at 7.00pm and 7.45pm and stalls offering a wide range...

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Kate Adie visit - Ticket deadline extended to Monday

09 Nov 2018: Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce that we shall host an evening with Kate Adie, one of the country's most respected and well-known broadcast journalists.  Ms...

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Join us for Heads' Tea and Coffee afternoon

09 Nov 2018: Parents of girls at EHS are warmly invited to join Dr Weeks, Headmistress, and Mrs Hartley, Head of Prep, for tea and coffee in the Ante Hall on Friday 16 November...

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Back to the Stone Age for Year 1

26 Oct 2018: The Stone Age Workshop was a really informative day for the girls in Year 1. They were able to see how people lived at that time. Dwelling in caves, the people...

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Prep News

26 Oct 2018: The girls in the Prep School always enjoy finding out about historical events and the way people in the past lived. Last Friday was no exception when Year...

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Headmistress' Half Term message

26 Oct 2018: Half Term has arrived and hopefully we shall have some lovely Autumn weather to enjoy. This half of term has been busy as always and finished on a high note...

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A rosy glow on Pink Day

26 Oct 2018: During the month of October, the school is always dedicated to raising money for and awareness of Breast Cancer Care. There was a distinctly rosy glow in...

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Prep News

19 Oct 2018: Following a very successful European Languages Day earlier in the term the girls in Prep enjoyed an afternoon of French entertainment as they were transported...

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Fire! Fire!

19 Oct 2018: On Wednesday, 10 Year 2 girls, staff and a group of willing parents stepped back in time to 1666 and the Great Fire of London. They were transported to...

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French Spectacle inspires and entertains

19 Oct 2018: Prep girls were treated to a unique French performance entitled ‘Le Bistro de Dan Roro’. As soon as the girls entered the Octagon, they were greeted with French...

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Prep News

12 Oct 2018: Last week saw a celebration of National Poetry Day when Year 5 girls treated us to some performance poetry. Following their trip to Jaguar Land Rover they...

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Green ambassadors hold special assembly

12 Oct 2018: Monday's Eco Code Assembly performed by our 17 Eco Reps was the culmination of a month's hard work.  In September, each group of Eco Reps was tasked with...

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Gardening Club prepare for winter

12 Oct 2018: The Gardening Club has finally started renovating the pond which was sadly destroyed by the floods in spring earlier this year. Year 6 pupils Priyam and Violet...

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Prep News

05 Oct 2018: Last week in Prep ended with a delicious ‘Chocolate Morning’ held in aid of Macmillan. We welcomed many parents who joined us for coffee and chocolate biscuits....

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A European celebration in Prep

05 Oct 2018: This week, EHS Prep girls and teachers participated in an assembly to celebrate European Day of Languages. The official date was Wednesday 26 September, on...

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Prep News

28 Sep 2018: Our House Captains have been busy this week as they held their first House Assembly of the academic year on Monday. They have been preparing since the start...

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STEM in action

28 Sep 2018: Year 5 girls visited the Jaguar Land Rover production plant in Solihull this week to extend their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skills.  The...

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Year 3 Roman legions!

28 Sep 2018: Last week our Year 3 girls visited Lunt Fort in Baginton to extend their History studies on this group of invaders.   The Lunt is an early wooden Roman...

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Prep News

21 Sep 2018: It is hard to believe that we have completed our second full week of the new academic year.  Girls are settled back into routines and are already working hard....

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Harvest time at Gardening Club

21 Sep 2018: Tuesday saw the return of Gardening Club for Year 6. The girls had a fabulous time and harvested lots of produce including cabbages, beetroot, sorrell, kale,...

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Junior linguist impresses at competition

21 Sep 2018: On Thursday 13 September 2018, we had the pleasure of attending the semi-finals of the Junior Language Challenge (JLC) in Loughborough with Bhavna Marri. This...

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Prep News

14 Sep 2018: Our first full week of term has been busy settling back into routines now holiday news has been shared. Girls are enjoying getting to know their new teachers...

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Prep News

07 Sep 2018: Wednesday morning saw the school come back to life as the girls returned with many stories of their holiday exploits.  They were full of enthusiasm to see...

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Girls celebrate inspirational women

13 Jul 2018: On Monday 9 July, EHS held its first Inspirational Women Day to celebrate the achievements of female pioneers from all walks of life, all over the globe. Year...

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Prep News

13 Jul 2018: The end of term is always busy as we enjoy final activities and make preparations for the holiday and this year was no exception. Last week the girls in Year...

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Prep News

06 Jul 2018: Having worked very hard in preparation for their ESB examinations the girls in Year 4 were delighted to present their work to their parents last week.  Each...

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Monet Masterpieces

06 Jul 2018: Year 3 girls have been learning the skills of paint mixing in Art over the last few weeks.   This week they used these skills to recreate their own choice...

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Viking Invasion

06 Jul 2018: As part of their History curriculum Year 3 enjoyed a Viking Day this week. They all dressed as Vikings and took part in a range of activities to help them...

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Prep News

29 Jun 2018: We were pleased to have held our Sports Day at the end of last week whilst the weather was just a little cooler than it has been this week.  All girls and...

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To infinity and beyond...

29 Jun 2018: The atmosphere in the Prep School was out of this world as we staged our very own Space Day on Wednesday this week. Each year group engaged in a variety of...

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Great teamwork at Allotment Open Day

29 Jun 2018: Our final gardening Club of the year culminated in a picnic under the apple trees in the orchard this week. With temperatures hitting 28 degrees the girls...

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Prep News

22 Jun 2018: At the end of last week we were entertained at a number of events.  Year 6 girls were transported to Ancient Egypt and an audience of parents and friends enjoyed...

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History off the page

22 Jun 2018: An Ancient Egyptian Workshop for Year 6 pupils gave girls a chance to find out what life was like in 1347 BC. The school hall was transformed into an Ancient...

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Music on a Summer's Evening

22 Jun 2018: The annual Prep Summer Concert took place last week to a packed audience of parents and friends in Senior School Hall. Having enjoyed our soloists’ performances...

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Allotment Open Day - Sunday 17 June

15 Jun 2018: After the flooding experienced during half term, we are holding an EHS Allotment open day/working party on Sunday 17 June with the aim of restoring some order...

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Prep News

15 Jun 2018: Last week ended with the older girls in the Prep School showing just how multi-talented they are.  Year 5 girls represented their Houses well in the gala on...

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Year 1 Puppet Masters

15 Jun 2018: Year 1 enjoyed a fabulous practical puppetry day with Major Mustard. The day began with a puppet show, performed by the great man himself, to both Year 1 and...

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Prep News

08 Jun 2018: The trip to Cranedale, in North Yorkshire, for girls in Year 5 is one that lives long in their memory and even girls who are well into their Senior School...

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Prep girls mark 'Book Day' in style

08 Jun 2018: On World Book Day in March the girls used their artistic skills to enter the national competition to celebrate books by creating a design for a new book token...

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Celebrating a Royal Wedding

25 May 2018: In the Prep Department the girls and staff from Years 1 – 6 came to school in red, white and blue as part of the celebrations for the Royal Wedding.   Each...

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Prep News

25 May 2018: We finished last week with an air of celebration as we prepared to enjoy the Royal Wedding. All girls arrived dressed in red, white and blue and enjoyed a...

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Introduction to medicine for future medics

25 May 2018: Tom and the Medical Mavericks team led a thoroughly exciting Year 6 workshop where our girls used real medical equipment to run a variety of diagnostic tests...

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Prep News

18 May 2018: We were pleased to welcome Year 5 girls back from Cranedale, the Eco Centre on the North Yorkshire coast, and to hear news of their week away in beautiful...

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Year 5 head to Cranedale - what an adventure!

18 May 2018: The coach was full of excited chatter and happy smiles as we left Birmingham behind and headed for Yorkshire. On arrival the girls tucked into sandwiches and...

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Prep News

11 May 2018: History trips are always a favourite in the Prep School and the new trip to Harvington Hall this year was no exception.  You can read more about this interesting...

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Prep gymnasts train at GMAC

11 May 2018: On Wednesday 18 April, ten members of Prep Senior Gym Squad were lucky enough to visit GMAC for a coaching session with Jody Kime and her assistant Sarah....

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Stepping back in time to Harvington Hall

11 May 2018: Year 4 girls recently experienced their first visit to Harvington Hall as part of their study of the Tudors in History. Harvington Hall is a beautifully restored...

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Bonjour la France!

04 May 2018: On Monday 23 April, 32 excited Year 6 girls arrived at school ready to depart for France! The annual trip had come round once again!  After delivering cases...

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Prep News

04 May 2018: In the Preparatory School we are always aiming to extend the girls’ classroom learning with a wide range of experiences and you can discover more about these...

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Junior gardeners start their work

04 May 2018: Enthusiastic junior gardeners took the opportunity to start lots of planting ahead of summer at a meeting of the Gardening Club held on Tuesday 1 May.  They...

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Lion Learners

04 May 2018: Westbourne enjoyed their annual visit from Lion Learners last week when Kristan brought a wonderful selection of animals for the girls to meet.  Oreo and...

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The science of toys

04 May 2018: One topic Year 1 will be studying this term is toys.  They will be finding out how toys have changed through history and looking at how they are powered, and...

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Prep Musician of the Year

27 Apr 2018: After weeks of preliminary rounds and a delay due to the snow last term, the finals of the Prep Young Musician finally took place last Friday. The stage...

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Prep News

27 Apr 2018: Last week ended with the finals of our Prep Young Musician of the Year competition.  The standard of performance was extremely high and you can read more about...

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Join us for 'School in Action' Day

27 Apr 2018: On Tuesday 1 May, EHS will throw open its doors for the Preparatory School in Action Day. This event gives prospective parents the opportunity to experience...

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Pupils in the spotlight for 'Oliver!'

20 Apr 2018: The girls were very excited when they heard, back in December, that they would be performing the musical 'Oliver!' as their Year 6 production and have worked...

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Prep News

20 Apr 2018: Last term ended on a historical note as the girls were transported back in time.  Everyone enjoyed the trip to Victorian England as they watched the Year 6...

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History comes alive for Year 5

20 Apr 2018: At the end of last term, the Year 5 girls prepared to travel back in time and to extend their historical knowledge as they set off for the Black Country Museum...

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British Science Week

20 Apr 2018: Science is very popular with the girls in Prep and they enjoy a wide range of experiences during the year.  There is always a buzz of excitement when the Science...

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Pupils learn in the Victorian Classroom

20 Apr 2018: To consolidate their studies undertaken in History lessons, Year 5 became time travellers and spent the day as Victorian school children.  Each girl dressed...

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Easter Fun

20 Apr 2018: At the end of the Spring Term although the weather was not very seasonal we were delighted that the Easter bunny found time to visit the girls in Westbourne...

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Head's End of Term newsletter

29 Mar 2018: Dear Parents, The end of term has arrived and with it a hint of Spring to come. We have had a very busy term and unfortunately it has been subject to disruption...

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Prep News

29 Mar 2018: Last week ended with our Reception Assembly for parents.  The girls in the three classes worked very well together to present the theme of ‘The Seasons’. They...

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Scientists and engineers of the future

29 Mar 2018: Year 1 girls recently entertained their parents in an assembly which demonstrated their knowledge of the human body which they have been studying in Science...

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Thinking outside the box

29 Mar 2018: In November, girls in Year 5 and 6 were invited to take part in the annual Primary Maths Challenge. This is a competition open to schools across the country...

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Inspiration on World Poetry Day

23 Mar 2018: As part of the Bournville BookFest, Year 5 were delighted to be invited to hear the fantastic poet and author Michael Rosen speak at a special schools event...

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Prep News

23 Mar 2018: This has been a very busy week in Prep with many girls from Years 2-6 taking their LAMDA examinations.  The three examiners enjoyed their week and we were...

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A celebration of science

23 Mar 2018: Our Prep pupils are such keen scientists that we have extended British Science Week in school. The Nursery girls visited the Science Lab where Mrs Eveleigh...

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Perfect Prep Party

23 Mar 2018: Last week ended with one of our favourite social events of the year: it was Prep Party night. EHSPA committee members and the very willing band of volunteers...

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Prep News

16 Mar 2018: We were pleased to have all Prep girls back in school this week following the residential trips to Culmington Manor for Year 4 girls last week and Year 6 Netball...

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Portsmouth bound

16 Mar 2018: On Friday 9 March, sixteen excited members of the Year 6 Netball Squad set off for the annual EHS Prep Netball Tour to Portsmouth with Miss Brown, Mrs Aston...

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Year 4's Culmington Manor Adventure

16 Mar 2018: Year 4 girls recently enjoyed their first residential trip to the beautiful Culmington Manor in Shropshire. They left school on Wednesday lunchtime and arrived...

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Year 1 team up with Sixth Form students

16 Mar 2018: With the recent poor weather, Britain's birds have been working hard to find food. To make their lives easier, Year 1 girls teamed up with Sixth Formers to...

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Prep News

09 Mar 2018: With the unexpected weather at the end of last week we had to postpone several of our events. The Year 1 Bodies Assembly has been rearranged for Tuesday 13...

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Future scientists learn about the solar system

09 Mar 2018: On Thursday 1 March, although the weather was not very Spring like, Year 2 girls and staff visited Thinktank in Birmingham to extend their Science studies. They...

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Prep News

02 Mar 2018: At the end of last half term, we congratulated the three winners of the RE Subject Challenge and presented the prizes. The new challenges on a Science theme...

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Waterworks extend science curriculum

02 Mar 2018: On Tuesday 27 February, we welcomed a representative from Severn Trent Water to the Prep School who, with the help of some girls in Years 3- 6, presented an...

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Kate Pankhurst and Bournville BookFest come to EHS

02 Mar 2018: As we celebrate 100 years of women winning the vote, we are delighted to be welcoming author-illustrator Kate Pankhurst - who topped the UK non-fiction children’s...

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Prep News

16 Feb 2018: We always enjoy inviting parents into school to share their experiences and we were delighted that Mrs Boocock came in to talk to Year 2 girls at the end of...

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Year 5 pupils demonstrate their learning

16 Feb 2018: The last three Friday assemblies have featured our Year 5 classes who have demonstrated to their parents what they learn beyond the curriculum. We began...

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Pancake Day teamwork

16 Feb 2018: In preparation for Pancake Day a Year 5 class visited the Senior School Food and Nutrition department to make Recette Crêpes, a French version of pancakes. Girls...

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Introducing the EHS app

16 Feb 2018: Edgbaston High School is pleased to announce the launch of our new school app. It is free to download and is part of our commitment to excellent communication...

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News from Prep

09 Feb 2018: Last Friday began with a Class Assembly from 5F. The chosen theme was the Water Cycle which they have been studying in Geography. The girls took on the roles...

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Prep News

02 Feb 2018: Earlier this month we welcomed Giles Abbott, well-known story teller, to EHS. He spent the day with Year 3 helping them to write exciting stories and then...

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Masterclass inspiration for Year 5

02 Feb 2018: Over the course of the last fortnight, our Year 5 pupils have enjoyed a series of student-led Masterclasses held in the Senior School. The masterclasses...

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Roadshow brings the rainforest to life

02 Feb 2018: A main unit of the Geography curriculum in Year 4 is the study of major aspects of the rainforests of the world. The girls always enjoy extending their knowledge...

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Bienvenu, Monsieur Dubois

02 Feb 2018: The arrival of the new French puppet, Monsieur Dubois, has caused quite a stir amongst girls in Years 1 and 2. They have been busy trying to guess Monsieur...

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Busy bees in Westbourne

02 Feb 2018: The girls in Westbourne are always busy extending their knowledge of the world. Their learning takes place both indoors and outdoors and is most enjoyable...

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Join the Big Battery Hunt

02 Feb 2018: The Preparatory School’s Eco group will be participating in the Duracell Big Battery Hunt, a challenge to collect and recycle as many used batteries as possible. Since...

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Happy Birthday to EHS!

26 Jan 2018: On Wednesday 24 January, EHS reached a milestone in its history: 142 years since the School was founded by George Dixon and other distinguished local families. To...

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Prep News

26 Jan 2018: Our Prep Parliament representatives enjoyed their first meeting of this calendar year. A suggestion from Lara, one of our pupils, that is being followed up...

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Bournville BookFest arrives at EHS

26 Jan 2018: More than 10,000 people are set to flock to Bournville BookFest, Birmingham’s festival of children’s stories, from 15 - 25 March. Edgbaston High School for...

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Prep News

19 Jan 2018: After a busy and successful open day on Saturday, this week began with a story for all girls in Years 1 - 6 as we welcomed Giles Abbott, well-known story teller,...

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Aspiring artists visit the Barber Institute

19 Jan 2018: Developing an understanding of portraits was the main objective of the Year 5 trip to the Barber Institute this week as the girls prepare to look at facial...

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Year 3 enjoy story writing workshop

19 Jan 2018: This week girls in Year 3 were treated to a Story Writing Workshop with Giles Abbott, a professional Story Teller. They were taught his ‘recipe’ for creating...

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Prep News

12 Jan 2018: In our final week of last term, we enjoyed our annual Guitar Ensemble assembly. Our guitarists played a seasonal selection of Christmas songs which everyone...

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Join us at Prep Open Morning this Saturday

12 Jan 2018: The Preparatory School is delighted to open its doors to prospective families this Saturday 13 January, 9.30am - 12 noon. Join us at our Open Morning to find...

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Prep News

15 Dec 2017: At this festive time of the year there have been activities for all of our school community to enjoy. The girls have been busy with productions and seasonal...

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Winter Wonderland

15 Dec 2017: Whilst a fall of snow brings challenges and concerns to adults, children cannot hide their excitement; they are always keen to go out and play and last week...

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Prep News

08 Dec 2017: This certainly is the season to be jolly and we have had much to smile about in the Prep School during the last week. We have enjoyed ‘Gabriel’s Big Break’...

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A very Tudor Christmas

08 Dec 2017: Following on from the girls’ visit to Selly Manor they put all of their recent History learning together to perform to their parents. We were transported...

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Gabriel's Big Break

08 Dec 2017: Year 2 girls gave a stunning performance of the musical Nativity ‘Gabriel’s Big Break’ as part of our Christmas celebrations. The story is based around...

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Prep News

01 Dec 2017: Last Friday was a busy day in Prep. It began with an assembly from 1B based on their recent visit to Tamworth Castle. They told parents all about their day...

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Year 4 girls visit Selly Manor

01 Dec 2017: Year 4 girls thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Selly Manor. They were able to share their knowledge with the guides there, both of whom were impressed by their...

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Prep News

24 Nov 2017: We began the week with news of the weekend’s visit to EHS from girls and staff from St. John’s College, Portsmouth, who come to Birmingham each year for their...

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EHS supports Children in Need

24 Nov 2017: Throughout Prep and Senior School this week students and staff have marked the BBC Children in Need charity appeal. At the start of the week, the Prep School’s...

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Prep News

17 Nov 2017: This time of year has many topics being recognised nationally and we began the week with a reminder that November 13 is World Kindness day. The girls were...

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Castle life for Year 1

17 Nov 2017: Year 1 visited Tamworth Castle as part of the History curriculum, learning about homes in the past. When we arrived in Tamworth the girls had chance to play...

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Learning about the Bard

17 Nov 2017: Having enjoyed learning about today’s digital age earlier in the week, pupils in Year 6 focused on a different form of communication on Wednesday when they...

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News from Prep

10 Nov 2017: After a busy weekend when we welcomed many parents, pupils and friends to the firework party at the school we began this week thinking about different types...

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News from Prep

03 Nov 2017: We have begun this half term with a warm welcome to Mrs Hennous, our language teacher, and to Mrs Roberts, our Year 2 Teaching Assistant. We have also welcomed...

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Science in action

19 Oct 2017: Year 6 took full advantage of Monday's blustery weather when using wind turbines to investigate factors affecting electricity production. From their experiments...

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Prep News

19 Oct 2017: We began this week of unseasonal weather with a Harvest assembly. A number of girls helped by taking part in a harvest lucky dip and although everyone would...

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A rosy glow on Pink Day

19 Oct 2017: The month of October is dedicated to raise money and awareness about Breast Cancer. On 16 October, Rachel Learmonth, an old girl of EHS, visited the school...

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A visitor from the Stone Age

19 Oct 2017: The Stone Age Workshop was a very informative day for the girls in Year 1. They discovered that people did not only live in caves but were also nomadic and...

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Gardening Club Open Day - Join us

19 Oct 2017: The Gardening Club Open Day will take place this weekend on Sunday 22 October from 10am - 1.00pm. This group is open to all Prep and Senior girls and their...

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Prep News

13 Oct 2017: This has been a busy week for all during which we have welcomed parents of girls from Nursery to Year 6 in to school for Parents’ Evenings to find out about...

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Gardening Club

13 Oct 2017: Year 6 Gardening Club pupils have been having a weekly weigh in for the five pumpkins they have grown and girls have been winning them and taking them home....

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Prep News

06 Oct 2017: We ended last week with our Chocolate morning held in aid of Macmillan and we were pleased that a number of parents joined us to help with our fundraising. This...

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Year 2 travel back to Stuart London

06 Oct 2017: Year 2 enjoyed a thrilling journey back to 1666 on Wednesday to experience the Great Fire of London with Master Craig. The girls took part in workshops...

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A busy time for Nursery girls

06 Oct 2017: Nursery girls have had a busy week or so, now that they have settled into their new environment. They have needed to use their 'beady eyes', strong arms and...

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Prep News

29 Sep 2017: Our week began with the first House Assembly of the year. The new House Captains have worked hard to prepare their House boards and were eagerly awaiting their...

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Prep News

22 Sep 2017: This has been a busy week with final trials having taken place for our Gym and Netball Squads and our first curriculum enhancement trips of the year. We...

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Year 3 Roman Legions!

22 Sep 2017: As part of their History topic on Early Invaders Year 3 girls visited the Lunt Roman Fort in Baginton this week. The Lunt is an early wooden Roman fort....

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Using our senses

22 Sep 2017: In Science this term Year 2 girls are learning about their five senses. They have started by investigating what it is like to be visually impaired. In pairs,...

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Prep News

15 Sep 2017: Unlike areas of America which have been battered by the tropical storms, this first full week back at EHS has seen girls settling calmly into their new routines....

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Prep News

08 Sep 2017: Girls were keen to return to school this week to meet up with friends and to look forward to the term ahead full of new routines and challenges. In our first...

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Prep News

17 Mar 2017: Last week ended with our exciting Prep Musician of the Year finals.  All 25 finalists performed with much confidence in front of a delighted audience of parents...

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