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Head's Message

05 Jun 2020: This week, we welcomed everyone ‘back’ to the second half of the Summer Term. We were also delighted to welcome certain year groups back to school in both...

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Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show

05 Jun 2020: The Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for young people aged 5 - 19 years, taking place both online and on-site at the Royal...

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Pupils smash their '100K in May' target

05 Jun 2020: During the month of May, pupils and staff have been participating in the ‘100km in May’ House Challenge.  All pupils that took part in the challenge will have...

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Locksdown!

05 Jun 2020: During the half term, Miss Welsh shaved her head to raise funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity. This is in solidarity with a particularly amazing...

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Virtual Open Evening - Thursday 25 June 2020

05 Jun 2020: See everything Edgbaston High School has to offer from the comfort of your own home, whether you are looking for a place in Westbourne Pre-Prep, Prep or Senior...

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Join the Virtual House Bake Off

22 May 2020: Our legendary House Bake Off will be one with a twist this year as we stage our first ever virtual competition.  Senior School Houses, St George, St David,...

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100K in May goes up a gear

22 May 2020: By the end of week 2 of this challenge we had covered over 750km, with both pupils and staff working towards their own personal goals. At the end of week 3,...

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'Wildlife through the Window' winners

15 May 2020: At the start of the month Mrs Crimp, Deputy Head Curriculum, launched the Wildlife through the Window competition. The challenge was to photograph an image...

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Lockdown inspires new initiatives

15 May 2020: During their spare time in lockdown, we have been very pleased to see many girls taking the opportunity to stay busy, trying out new ventures and developing...

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Rising to the 100K in May challenge

15 May 2020: In week 1 of the 100km in May challenge, pupils and staff at EHS had covered over 240km. In the second week of the challenge, it has been pleasing to see even...

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A special challenge to mark VE Day

08 May 2020: Even though we’re not in school right now, nothing could stop us celebrating ‘VE Day 75’ at EHS. With that in mind, the History Department have organised the...

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More wildlife through the window

08 May 2020: Our Wildlife through the Window competition draws to a close this week and we have been delighted by some truly fantastic entries from pupils and staff alike....

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EHS works towards 100K in May

08 May 2020: Girls and staff have started their challenge to walk or run 100km, or cycle 200km. Their distances are being tracked by pupils when they are partaking in their...

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Mr Smith works towards his EHS Challenge Badge

01 May 2020: Wednesday's assembly was given by Mr Smith and focused on the new EHS Challenge Badge. We were delighted to see him demonstrating his new-found culinary skills!...

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Launching the new Co-curricular Programme

01 May 2020: At the start of this week we re-launched the Senior School Co-curricular programme. The new line-up features some classics as well as some new clubs with very...

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Let's get active! 100K in May

01 May 2020: This month, the P.E. department are challenging all pupils (and staff) to either walk or run 100km, or cycle 200km throughout the month of May. Pupils and...

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Wildlife through the Window competition

01 May 2020: Last week saw Mrs Crimp, Deputy Head Curriculum, launch her Wildlife through the Window Competition. Girls are challenged to photograph an image from the natural...

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Head's message

24 Apr 2020: Welcome back to school. I think most of us have appreciated getting back into some kind of routine which, after human contact, is probably one of the main...

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Friday Music assembly

24 Apr 2020: As any EHS Senior School pupil will know, our Friday assembly is always a special music assembly in the Octagon. Morning assemblies are continuing throughout...

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Annual House Quiz goes virtual

03 Apr 2020: Traditionally the end of the Spring Term is marked by the annual EHS House Quiz, with teams of girls from across the school taking on a wide range of questions...

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Introducing the EHS Challenge Badge

03 Apr 2020: We are launching a new school award that all pupils can get involved with - The EHS Challenge Badge. The EHS Challenge Badge is a way to encourage and reward...

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Head's message

27 Mar 2020: We come to the end of one of the strangest weeks of my teaching career and, indeed, my life. Everyone in the country has experienced a seismic shift in what...

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Farewell, Year 13

27 Mar 2020: Last week, as the Prime Minister announced plans to close all schools at the end of the day on Friday 20 March and a nation started to come to terms with what...

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Let's get physical!

27 Mar 2020: As everyone, pupils and teachers alike, adapts to online learning, the PE department have been encouraging EHS to take regular breaks from their work and participate...

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Announcing the new Student Leadership Team

20 Mar 2020: Following the announcement of the Head Girl elect in last week’s edition of Friday Headlines, we are delighted to announce the new Deputy Head Girls for the...

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Artists demonstrate talent and flair

20 Mar 2020: On Wednesday 11 March, a celebration of Sixth Form art work took place in assembly. The art showcase focused on work produced by Year 12 and Year 13 students...

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Reception girls turn art critics

20 Mar 2020: We value greatly the many additional opportunities that being part of a school educating pupils from Early Years to Sixth Form has to offer. This week,...

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Announcing our new Head Girl

13 Mar 2020: Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce Naomi Okafor as Head Girl elect for the academic year 2020-21. Now in Year 12, Naomi first joined the school...

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Dance event showcases talent

13 Mar 2020: On Monday this week, we hosted our whole school EHS Dance Show.  The hotly-anticipated evening was a huge success with some outstanding performances. Our...

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Students explore the Gothic genre

13 Mar 2020: On Thursday 5 March, Year 12 and 13 English Literature and Language groups travelled to Manchester to see a production of Wuthering Heights at the Royal Exchange...

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The World of Books

13 Mar 2020: Girls at EHS clearly have a love of literature and this was very much in evidence last week when the whole school community of pupils and staff dressed as...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day #EACHFOREQUAL

06 Mar 2020: This Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day, a day where people around the world will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements...

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Spanish theatre visit: 'La Casa de Bernarda Alba'

06 Mar 2020: This week, Miss López and I took the Sixth Form Spanish students to the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham to watch a performance by the Cervantes Theatre Company...

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EHS Dance Showcase - Monday 9 March

06 Mar 2020: On Monday 9 March, we will be staging our EHS Dance Showcase. The theme is 'Influential People' which will share the work from pupils in the Preparatory School...

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Head's message

28 Feb 2020: This week we have been thinking about power posing; the science behind standing in a certain way for two minutes to configure the brain so that one thinks...

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A perfectly Parisian trip

28 Feb 2020: On Thursday 13 February, at 2:15 am, 20 Year 11, 12 and 13 students, together with Mrs Mooney, Mrs Harris and Mrs Parsons, headed off for a four day trip to...

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English students visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

28 Feb 2020:  On Thursday 16 January 2020, a group of Year 12 A-Level English Literature students went on a trip to London to learn more about the play they were studying,...

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An interview with Dr Imafidon

14 Feb 2020: Inspiring, phenomenal, undeterred. Three words to describe Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE. To celebrate STEAM Day and the wonderful world of Science, Technology,...

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Mock Trial team experience Barrister life

31 Jan 2020: Last weekend, pupils from Years 12 and 13 took part in the Independent Schools Mock Trials Competition at Birmingham Crown Court.  Throughout the day girls...

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Happy Birthday, EHS!

31 Jan 2020: On Wednesday, the whole EHS community of girls from Nursery to the Sixth Form joined staff to gather together in the Octagon in celebration of the school’s...

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EHS pupils perform Mahler 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

24 Jan 2020: On the 18 and 19 January, girls from EHS joined five combined choirs of international reputation alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a...

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Dancers selected for prestigious performance opportunity

24 Jan 2020: A Level Dance students Lucy, Imogen and Freya, have been working hard to develop their performance of contemporary trio, ‘Alexa, are you listening?’ The dance...

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Mock Trial team prepare for court

24 Jan 2020: This Saturday, 16 girls from Years 11 and 12 will be taking part in the Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition at Birmingham Crown Court.   The team...

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Engineering scheme pupils partner with Network Rail

10 Jan 2020: On Wednesday, the Year 12 girls taking part in the Engineering Education Scheme went behind the scenes on a visit to New Street Station. Our industrial partner,...

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Librarian's Top Picks

10 Jan 2020: Need a good book to curl up with? One that you haven’t read a billion times? Look no further than these Top Book Picks from your very own school librarian!...

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EHS singers lend their talents to Birmingham Voices

10 Jan 2020: During the Christmas break, students and staff from EHS once again joined Birmingham Voices for their Christmas concerts and I was delighted to provide them...

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Assembly shines light on sporting talent

13 Dec 2019: Our first Sporting Assembly of this academic year is an occasion on which we celebrate individual and team performances during this term, with further awards,...

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Senior School Excellence Book - Autumn 2019

13 Dec 2019: The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Autumn Term: Subject Name CLASSICS Kiran...

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A taste of Vietnam

13 Dec 2019: World Challenge is a UK provider of school expeditions to many parts of the world ranging from North America to Australia. This life changing experience enables...

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Amy competes in World Championships

13 Dec 2019: Winning the Junior British Championships in late September secured Amy a place at the World Junior TRA, TUM, DMT Championships in Tokyo which ran from the...

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Psychologists showcase research projects

06 Dec 2019: On Monday 25 November, the Year 13 A Level psychologists enjoyed showcasing their mini research projects to other students and members of staff. The students...

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Barrister coaches Mock Trial Team

06 Dec 2019: On Tuesday afternoon, the EHS Mock Trials Team were treated to a workshop from Barrister Eliza Sharron of Kings Chambers. Eliza provided a workshop on how...

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EHS supports Bham City Mission Toy Link

06 Dec 2019: Every Christmas, Birmingham City Mission gives gifts to thousands of children in our city, many of whom would otherwise not receive any Christmas presents....

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The heat is on in Saigon

06 Dec 2019: Edgbaston High School’s ambitious staging of Miss Saigon took place between 25 - 30 November and has been a theatrical triumph. The cast and orchestra, numbering...

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Gothic inspiration at Strawberry Hill House

06 Dec 2019: On Tuesday 3 December, 20 Year 12 and 13 English students visited the beautiful house of the Gothic writer Horace Walpole.  Strawberry Hill House, near Twickenham,...

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Old Girl delivers property and surveyance careers talk

22 Nov 2019: Recently, we were delighted to welcome back Bethany, who left EHS in 2015, to deliver a talk and Q and A session on her career, studying at university and...

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EHS to support BCM Toy Link appeal

22 Nov 2019: This year, Edgbaston High School for Girls shall once again be supporting the Birmingham City Mission (BCM) Toy Link campaign. Each Christmas, Birmingham...

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Insight into the life of an Artistic Director

22 Nov 2019: Sophie Barrett (EHS 2011) returned to school this week to talk to pupils about her career pathway to becoming an Artistic Director working in the television and...

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Speech Day celebrates hard work and achievement

15 Nov 2019: On Friday last week, members of the school's Governing Council, staff, parents and students gathered for Speech Day in the University of Birmingham’s prestigious...

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Poet Laureate returns for Speech Day

15 Nov 2019: We were delighted that last year’s Poet Laureate Elyanna Choi was able to return to Speech Day to present a poem written specially for the occasion. Thank...

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Leading surgeon to deliver academic lecture

08 Nov 2019: The EHS Academic Lecture Programme offers a broad range of thought-provoking talks from an eclectic mix of expert speakers and we have two exciting lectures...

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Performers showcase musicianship

25 Oct 2019: This month, 15 students from the Senior School performed in the first Senior School Tea Time Concert of the academic year. The school strongly encourages all...

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Careers assembly focuses on Digital Intelligence

25 Oct 2019: The school was delighted to welcome Tamara from Deep Mind, a subsidiary of Google, to talk to the students about digital intelligence, her career after graduating...

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Asmita competes at World Junior Badminton Championships

18 Oct 2019: For the past two weeks, Year 13 student Asmita has been competing in the U19 World Junior Badminton Championships in Kazan, Russia. This tournament consisted...

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Tickets for Miss Saigon - on sale soon

18 Oct 2019: Rehearsals for this year’s Senior School production of Miss Saigon are now well underway and we look forward to the opening night in the second half of the...

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Economics student attends IEA prize event

11 Oct 2019: In a previous edition of Friday Headlines we reported the news that Year 13 student Davina had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Institute of Economic...

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Awards ceremony recognises achievement

04 Oct 2019: Last Friday, Senior School held its annual Awards Ceremony. In the presence of invited guests, the school celebrated the academic achievements of pupils in...

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Discover EHS Sixth Form

04 Oct 2019: Perhaps the most exciting time in a girl's education, the Sixth Form years are all about opening doors into the promising future ahead.  EHS Sixth Form...

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Ethics Forum draws experts for debate

04 Oct 2019: On Friday 27 September, EHS played host to a panel-based discussion and debate session: the Ethics Forum. EHS pupils were joined by students from neighbouring...

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Year 13 student wins prestigious army scholarship

27 Sep 2019: We were delighted to receive the news that Year 13 student Mandeep has won a full army officer scholarship to the prestigious Sandhurst Academy. Here, Mandeep...

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Librarian Top Reads

20 Sep 2019: Need a good book to curl up with? One that you haven’t read a billion times? Look no further than these Top Book Picks from your very own school librarian!...

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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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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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Rehearsals for 'Miss Saigon' get underway

13 Sep 2019: Over the summer holidays students involved in our forthcoming production attended five days of intensive rehearsals for ‘Miss Saigon’. Girls from EHS were...

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Professor of Chemistry kicks off academic lectures programme

13 Sep 2019: The EHS Academic Lecture Programme offers a broad range of thought-provoking talks from an eclectic mix of expert speakers and is an exciting opportunity to...

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Librarian's Top Reads

13 Sep 2019: Need a good book to curl up with? One that you haven’t read a billion times? Look no further than these Top Book Picks from your very own school librarian!...

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Head's Message

06 Sep 2019: As I mentioned to both the Senior and Prep School in their respective assemblies this week, there is always something special about the start of the Autumn...

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Student commended for essay competition entry

06 Sep 2019: We are delighted to report that a student in Year 13 has been highly commended for her entry in an international essay competition. Davina, who hopes to...

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EHS girls achieve impressive A Level results

16 Aug 2019: Edgbaston High School is proud to announce excellent A Level results this year, with a 100% pass rate. •    43.2% of grades at A*/A. •    76.9% of grades...

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On your marks, get set, go!

05 Jul 2019: Forced to postpone sports day last week, all of Senior School were excited for this annual house event which took place on Thursday.  With the field set...

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Senior School Excellence Book

05 Jul 2019: The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Summer Term: Subject Name CLASSICS Reah...

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Sports Personality Assembly wraps up super year for sport

05 Jul 2019: Sports teams at EHS have continued to be successful this year, with teams and individuals representing the school at local, county, regional and national level...

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Time for reflection on Pink Rose Day

21 Jun 2019: On Friday 21 June, Senior School celebrated Pink Rose Day. This was the day on which we remembered, reflected upon and recalled all the members of our school...

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Another year of Young Enterprise success

21 Jun 2019: Congratulations to this year’s Young Enterprise team Ciao. The group of Year 12 students have had a very busy year running their own company producing bespoke...

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D&T Textiles students find inspiration in London

14 Jun 2019: On Thursday 6 June, Year 10 and 12 D&T Textiles students headed to London to find inspiration for their non-examination assessment (NEA) projects.  The...

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Old Girl tipped as tech industry rising star

07 Jun 2019: We were delighted to hear that an EHS Old Girl has been recognised as a rising star of the tech industry.  Laura Chung (2009) was one of four young people...

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Charity drive for 'Rags 2 Riches'

24 May 2019: Rags 2 Riches for Schools is a charity that collects unwanted adult and children’s clothing, accessories, shoes and bed linen. They then ship all the donations...

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New House Representatives announced

24 May 2019: Now that Year 13 have gone on study leave, it is time for our new teams of House Leaders from Year 12 to take over.  At the end of last term, girls applied...

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Farewell, Year 13

17 May 2019: Last week saw several events take place to celebrate Year 13’s final week in school and to wish them good luck in their forthcoming A Level examinations. As...

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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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Fashion event showcases Design Technology

03 May 2019: On Thursday 25 April, the Hexagon was once again transformed into a sophisticated and elegant exhibition space, celebrating and showcasing our student’s Design...

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Canadian Ski Trip a success

03 May 2019: Just before the Easter holidays, 32 skiers and staff departed for a week’s skiing in Jasper, Canada. In the days leading up to our trip Marmot Basin in the...

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Enriching experiences in A Level English Literature

03 May 2019: At the beginning of the Spring Term, Mrs Park and Miss Harrison organized a Gothic book club session for students of both Year 12 and 13 in order to get together...

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Librarian Top Picks

03 May 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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New addition to Senior School Uniform announced on 1 April

05 Apr 2019: In assembly on Monday 1 April, the Headmistress discussed the findings of some recent research regarding the link between academic achievement and brain temperature...

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Art challenge: Planner design

05 Apr 2019: All pupils are invited to submit an idea for the redesign of the front of the school planner for next academic year.   The competition is open to all and...

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Destination Barcelona for Year 12 geographers

05 Apr 2019: Last week, Year 12 Geography students set off for a week of fieldwork in Barcelona, Spain. On arrival in the city, the girls headed to the famous Sagrada Familia....

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Librarian Top Picks

05 Apr 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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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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Excellence Book - Spring Term 2019

05 Apr 2019: The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Spring Term:   Subject Name CLASSICS Excellent...

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Gymnasts shine at national finals

29 Mar 2019: Edgbaston High School continues to shine in Gymnastics.  We were delighted to learn that the U16 and U19 teams had made it through to represent the West...

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The countdown is on for Mrs Hewison

29 Mar 2019: The countdown is on for Senior School P.E. Teacher Mrs Hewison!  The past six months has seen Mrs Hewison dedicate herself to a gruelling training regime...

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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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Announcing the new Leadership Team

29 Mar 2019: Following the announcement of the Head Girl elect in last week’s edition of Friday Headlines, we are delighted to announce the new Deputy Head Girls for the...

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Artistry showcased at pop up exhibition

29 Mar 2019: On Wednesday 20 March, the Year 12 fine art group put on an exhibition of their work in the art studio.  A pop up exhibition was set up at lunch time in...

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Announcing our new Head Girl

22 Mar 2019: Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce Anya as Head Girl elect for the academic year 2019-20. Anya joined the school as a pupil in Year 7. Now in...

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Senior School crowns Musician of the Year

22 Mar 2019: Following the Prep competition two weeks before, on Thursday 14 March Senior School students from all key stages took part in the Musician of the Year competition.  The...

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Red Nose Day brings Comic Relief

22 Mar 2019: Friday 16 March was a busy day for the whole school. Not only was it the day of the official whole school photograph, it was also Comic Relief Red Nose Day!  The...

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Librarian's Top Picks

22 Mar 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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Senior School marks World Book Day

15 Mar 2019: Each year pupils and staff at EHS throw themselves into a whole hearted celebration of World Book Day and this year did not disappoint. Our more traditionally...

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Librarian's Top Picks

15 Mar 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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D&T department announces annual showcase

15 Mar 2019: Tickets are now available for our annual Design & Technology Textiles Exhibition. It is a wonderful event with entertainment provided by our talented musicians,...

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Classicists attend BMCA conference

15 Mar 2019: Last Saturday, A Level students studying Latin and Classical Civilisation travelled to Birmingham University to attend a Classics Conference organised by the...

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Librarian's Top Picks

08 Mar 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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BBC 'Fierce Women' Day for Year 13

08 Mar 2019: Last week, Year 13 Media Studies students attended the BBC Fierce Women in Media day. The event was held at The Glee Club in central Birmingham and one of...

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Lecture spans 500 years of Ancient Greek history

08 Mar 2019: On Thursday 28 February, EHS girls had the opportunity to attend a talk on the topic ‘the Legacy of Ancient Greece’ by William Lawrence, a retired Classics...

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Sixth Former on BBC WM this weekend

08 Mar 2019: Year 12 student Maya will be the subject of a live interview on BBC West Midlands Radio this weekend.  The interview, held to mark the 40th anniversary...

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Code breaking masterclass at Bletchley Park

01 Mar 2019: On Thursday 7 February, approximately thirty Year 12 and 13 mathematicians travelled to Bletchley Park. It was an early start for us as we were required to...

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Singers perform as 'Birmingham Voices'

01 Mar 2019: During half term, staff and students from EHS once again took the stage with popular Tenor Russell Watson for two sell out concerts in Birmingham and Manchester. The...

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Librarian Top Picks

01 Mar 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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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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Sociologists visit Magistrates Court

15 Feb 2019: On Wednesday 6 February, fourteen A Level Sociology students eagerly set off on their trip to Birmingham Magistrates Court. Whilst it is an old building, the...

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Inspiration on Creative Industries Day

15 Feb 2019: On Wednesday 13 February, EHS hosted Creative Industries Day, an academic theme day dedicated to the pursuit of the creative subjects. This event follows on...

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Debaters rise to the challenge

15 Feb 2019: As well as taking part in a weekly debating club, debaters at EHS have the opportunity to take part in external competitions. This term the Debating Captains...

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Asmita's show of skill at badminton championships

15 Feb 2019: Year 12 pupil and Badminton player Asmita has had a very busy and successful fortnight.  She competed in the U19 Badminton nationals in Hampshire and we...

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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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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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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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Librarian's Top Picks

01 Feb 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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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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Voting for new student leadership team begins

01 Feb 2019: Next week sees the beginning of the student leadership team selection process. The annual selection of the Head and Deputy Head Girls is a key feature of...

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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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Artists enjoy life drawing session

01 Feb 2019: Pupils in Year 12 and 13 have been developing their observation drawing skills this term by taking part in Life Drawing sessions.  During the after school...

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Classicists debate the Fall of the Republic

01 Feb 2019: On Thursday, we welcomed Oxford Classics lecturer, Dr Sillett, to school. As an A Level Classical Civilisation student, I had the fantastic opportunity to...

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Legacy Cup nominees considered

01 Feb 2019: A vote to find the next recipient of the EHS Legacy Cup will soon begin. First introduced in 2017, the Legacy Cup is awarded to celebrate the acts that...

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Good luck, Mock Trial team!

25 Jan 2019: This Saturday, a group of 14 girls in Years 11 and 12 will be taking part in the Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition at Birmingham Crown Court.   The...

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Musicians shine at Tea Time concert

25 Jan 2019: Senior School students presented a varied programme of solo and duet repertoire in an informal concert on 17 January. These concerts are an opportunity for...

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Librarian's Top Picks

25 Jan 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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Learning life skills

25 Jan 2019: During their Wednesday afternoon Enrichment sessions over the last fortnight, Year 12 Sixth Form students have started to develop excellent life skills.  ‘Dove...

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Actors take on classic thriller 'The 39 Steps'

18 Jan 2019: This year’s production of ‘The 39 Steps’ was an exciting step away from the dark themes of recent productions ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’...

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Librarian's Top Picks

18 Jan 2019: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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Academic Lecture: Political ideologies of Ancient Rome

18 Jan 2019: Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce that we shall be joined by Dr Andrew Sillett for the next instalment of our Academic Lecture programme. Dr...

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Senior School Extracurricular Timetable

11 Jan 2019: The wide range of activities offered at EHS means there is something for everyone and ensures girls can be busy at lunchtimes and after school if they choose. From...

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Sixth Formers end Autumn Term in style

11 Jan 2019: At the end of last term girls in Sixth Form enjoyed their Christmas Ball. The 12 girls sitting on the Sixth Form Events Management Team had been organising...

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A lesson in festive wreath-making

11 Jan 2019: At the end of the Autumn Term, 25 members of staff took to the school hall for their annual wreath-making class. Christmas songs, mulled wine and nibbles set...

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Festive facelift for EHS post box

14 Dec 2018: Calling all Christmas cards! Year 12 and Miss Wood put their creative skills to the test this week in giving the EHS post box a festive facelift. The box...

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Senior School Autumn Term Sports Report

14 Dec 2018: The Senior School Autumn Term Sports Report celebrates individual and team performances this term. Further awards, cups and colours will be awarded in our...

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Staff football match commemorates Christmas truce

14 Dec 2018: This week, pupils and staff gathered down at the AstroTurf at lunchtime to watch some of our male members of staff play a game of football in order to raise...

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MFL trip to Seville

14 Dec 2018: In October Half Term 2019, the MFL Department are organising a trip to Seville in Spain. Seville is a beautiful city situated right in the very south of Spain...

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Carol service marks end of term

14 Dec 2018: Earlier this week, Senior School pupils, staff and friends of EHS came together to celebrate the forthcoming festive period with the traditional Carol Service...

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Successful careers fair promotes opportunity

07 Dec 2018: On Wednesday 28 November, EHS hosted its Careers Fair which showcased a wide range of career pathways and was attended by girls from Years 7-13. There were...

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Gymnasts shine at regional competition

07 Dec 2018: On Saturday 1 December, EHS gymnasts travelled to Stoke for the West Midlands round of the Milano British Schools Team Gymnastics competition.  The girls...

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A taste of Gothic horror

07 Dec 2018: On Friday 23 November, Mrs Park’s Year 13 English Literature students enjoyed watching four useful and thought-provoking lectures on Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’....

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Psychology in action

30 Nov 2018: On Tuesday 27 November, the Year 13 psychologists enjoyed a day at Warwick University, taking their understanding of Psychology beyond the specification. The...

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Maths inspiration

30 Nov 2018: Last Thursday, 40 A Level Mathematics students attended the Maths Inspiration day, a national programme of interactive Maths lectures to inspire students to...

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Scientists enjoy museum visit

30 Nov 2018: On Tuesday 20 November, 42 A-level Science students caught an early train to London and after a rush-hour tube ride arrived at the Science Museum. The girls...

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Mathematicians take the challenge further

30 Nov 2018: On Wednesday 21 November, Further Mathematicians from Year 12 and 13, accompanied by Mr Rees, travelled to participate in the UKMT Senior Team Challenge.  There...

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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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Rehearsals in full flow

30 Nov 2018: Excitement is growing around the school as the 2018 production ‘The 39 Steps’ approaches. Students and staff have been working very hard during rehearsals...

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Librarian's Christmas Gifts List

30 Nov 2018: As Christmas is fast approaching the next few weeks the Library Top Picks will bring you books that would make absolutely gorgeous gifts! This week will look...

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Maya's story

23 Nov 2018: St Mary's Hospice recently published an article by Year 12 pupil Maya, whose mother sadly passed away in May 2018. The article, written by Maya herself, is...

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A wonderful demonstration of talent

23 Nov 2018: On Friday 16 November, five acts took to the Octagon stage to demonstrate their wonderful talents in this year’s EHS Talent Show.  Georgina kicked off the...

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Librarian's Christmas Gifts List

23 Nov 2018: As Christmas is fast approaching the forthcoming issues of Library Top Picks will feature books that make absolutely gorgeous gifts! This week will look at...

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Celebration at Speech Day

16 Nov 2018: On Friday last week, members of the school's Governing Council, staff, parents and students gathered for Speech Day in the University of Birmingham’s prestigious...

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A time for reflection

16 Nov 2018: Sunday 11 November marked the centenary of the end of the Great War. To mark this special occasion, in form time on Thursday girls helped to cut out poppies...

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Librarian Top Picks

16 Nov 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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Old Girl returns for Speech Day

09 Nov 2018: We are delighted to announce Old Girl Lydia Marshall as Guest Speaker at this year’s Speech Day. Lydia (2012) was Head Girl in her final year at EHS. After...

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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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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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Linguists enjoy sights and sounds of Brittany

26 Oct 2018: An intrepid group of 59 girls and eight staff set off for Brittany at the crack of dawn on Tuesday 16 October. We were to have a glorious few days in this...

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Production scoops double prize at Columba Trophy Awards

19 Oct 2018: In October 2017, EHS staged five incredible performances of The Phantom of the Opera in the Octagon which dazzled audiences with its complexity and sparkle....

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Lecture considers 'Augusta, The Senate and the Ara Pacis'

19 Oct 2018: GCSE and A-Level Classicists recently had the opportunity to attend the Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association's Autumn lecture at the University of...

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Staff complete Great Birmingham Run

19 Oct 2018: Four members of staff are celebrating - and resting their tired legs - after completing the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run last week. The run took a...

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Academic Lecture: Mindu Hornick

12 Oct 2018: Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce that we shall be joined by Mindu Hornick for the next installment of our Academic Lecture programme. Ms Hornick...

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Showcasing innovation at design technology event

05 Oct 2018: On Monday 1 October, Year 12 D&T Fashion & Textiles A level students joined students from five other schools to attend an event at Birmingham Museum and Art...

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Reading lists - new lists added

05 Oct 2018: The Senior School Librarian has collated a collection of reading lists suitable for all girls in school, with new ones just added. There are lists based...

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English students study the Gothic genre

05 Oct 2018: On Tuesday 2 October, Mrs Smith and Ms Harrison accompanied 18 Sixth Form English Literature students to the cinema to watch an evening showing of ‘The Little...

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Librarian's Top Picks

28 Sep 2018: In honour of Kate Adie visiting the school on Thursday 15 November, the library has made available all of her books for students or staff and small teasers...

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Old Girl returns to share 'year in industry' experiences

14 Sep 2018: On Tuesday, we were delighted to welcome Old Girl Henrietta Mooney back to EHS to deliver a presentation about her placement year in industry working for retail...

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Senior School Extracurricular P.E. Timetable - Autumn Term

14 Sep 2018: The wide range of activities offered at EHS means there is something for everyone and ensures girls can be busy at lunchtimes and after school if they choose. From...

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Sporting accolade for Asmita

07 Sep 2018: It has been a summer of celebration for Year 12 student Asmita. Following her GCSE success last month, we were delighted to hear more about her achievements,...

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Students celebrate A level success

16 Aug 2018: Students at Edgbaston High School are celebrating another year of A level results success with 26% of grades at A*/A and 57% at A*/A/B. 14% of the cohort achieved...

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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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Summer Reading Recommendations

13 Jul 2018: The summer is finally here! If you’re worrying about how to fill those weeks, fear not - this is a list of some of the latest books available for you to dip...

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Psychologists enter Royal Holloway competition

06 Jul 2018: On Monday 2 July, four enthusiastic Year 12 girls set off on a two-hour journey to the Royal Holloway University of London, on the outskirts of the city with...

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Outdoor Cinema treat for Year 12

06 Jul 2018: On the evening of Wednesday 27 June, girls in Year 12 were treated to a magical outdoor cinema night in Prep playground. There was a plethora of food choices...

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Students complete Gold DofE Expedition

06 Jul 2018: Last week from the 21 - 25 June, the ‘Cheerios’ and ‘Pink Power Puffs' (a total of 11 girls) embarked on their Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition.  This...

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A show of Gratitude on Pink Rose Day

29 Jun 2018: On Friday 22 June, Senior School celebrated Pink Rose Day. This was the day on which we remembered, reflected upon and recalled all the members of our school...

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Fashioned from Nature: visit to the V&A Museum

22 Jun 2018: On Wednesday 20 June, Mrs Mooney and five GCSE and A Level Textiles students caught the train to London to visit ‘Fashioned from Nature’, a current exhibition...

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Students learn how a career in banking can pay off

22 Jun 2018: On Thursday we were pleased to welcome two members of staff from the Birmingham branch of Deutsche Bank. They delivered an inspiring talk on how their careers...

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Psychology students visit house of Sigmund Freud

22 Jun 2018: On Monday 19 June, Year 12 psychology students travelled to London to visit the Freud museum - home of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, and his...

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Librarian's Top Picks

15 Jun 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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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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Biologists investigate line transects

15 Jun 2018: Year 12 students ventured outside this week during their Biology lesson to carry out some field work on 'line transects' as part of their A Level course. The...

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Dragon Boat Race a success

15 Jun 2018: On Saturday 9 June, plucky staff from Edgbaston High School’s Senior Department took to the waters of Edgbaston Reservoir to raise money for charity by taking...

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Extended Project students present their work

25 May 2018: Ten students from Years 12 and 13 have successfully completed a year of research as part of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The qualification required...

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Team Ambition live up to their name

25 May 2018: Our Young Enterprise group ‘Team Ambition’ lived up to their name when they competed in the Area Finals of the Young Enterprise competition at Arup in Solihull...

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Farewell, Year 13

18 May 2018: Last week, we enjoyed celebrating Year 13’s final week in school before study leave commenced. In a break from the revision and hard work of the last year,...

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Students excel in Education Engineering Scheme

11 May 2018: This year, EHS entered their first team into EDT’s Engineering Education Scheme. Our team, comprising of Kate Buxton, Poppy Lovell and Lava Yassen were paired...

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Senior School House officials are elected

11 May 2018: With Year 13 off on study leave, it is time for our new teams of House Leaders from Year 12 to take over.  At the end of last term, girls applied for the positions...

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Librarian's Top Picks

11 May 2018: Don't know what to read next? Stuck reading the same books over and over? Want a suggestion you can trust? These top picks will include books from all genres,...

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Exhibition showcases Design Technology in action

04 May 2018: On Thursday 26 May, the newly built Hexagon was transformed into a sophisticated and elegant exhibition space, celebrating and showcasing our student’s D&T:...

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Spanish study trip to Salamanca a success

20 Apr 2018: In the very early hours of Tuesday 27th March 2018, eight girls studying GCSE and A Level Spanish, accompanied by Mr Flox and Miss López, left from EHS to...

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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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Announcing the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls elect

29 Mar 2018: Following impressive presentations to the School and staff during assemblies this term, we are delighted to announce the Senior School Head Girl and Deputy...

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Sixth Form enjoy a special Afternoon Tea

29 Mar 2018: During the last two periods of the day on Wednesday 28 March, Sixth Form enjoyed a much anticipated afternoon tea, provided by the school’s very own catering...

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Shelley's Frankenstein brings gothic horror to life

29 Mar 2018: On Thursday 15 March, English Literature Sixth Form students visited Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre in celebration of 200 years since the publication...

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MP visit puts politics on the agenda

29 Mar 2018: On Friday 23 March, Preet Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, visited EHS. Preet gave a wide ranging talk about her pathway into politics, her previous career...

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Oxford and Cambridge conference for Year 12

29 Mar 2018: A group of Year 12 girls attended the annual Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference at Edgbaston Stadium on Tuesday 20 March. This annual event is aimed...

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Design & Technology Exhibition: Thursday 26 April 2018

29 Mar 2018: On Thursday 26 April, our Design and Technology: Textiles examination students will be exhibiting their garments and prototypes in the new Hexagon to celebrate...

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Sociologists play judge and jury

23 Mar 2018: After getting through a series of daunting security procedures, seven A Level Sociology girls excitedly started their trip to Birmingham Magistrates Court....

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Birmingham University lecture for Sixth Form Classicists

23 Mar 2018: On Saturday 10 March, Classicists in Year 12 attended a series of lectures and workshops at Birmingham University organised by Mrs McAlister and the Birmingham...

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ENT surgeon gives careers talk

09 Mar 2018: On Tuesday 6 March, girls were treated to an academic lecture from renowned surgeon, Mr Richard Irving. Mr Irving is one of the UK’s leading otologists, a...

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Dancers interpret Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons'

09 Mar 2018: On Wednesday 28 February, EHS held a dance workshop to create a quartet for Ruby Abbas’ A level examination. This was run by Katy Sterran of The Flexus Dance...

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Double success for Asmita

16 Feb 2018: Congratulations to Year 11 student Asmita who is celebrating becoming the U19 English national mixed doubles badminton champion. Asmita competed in the...

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Debating team on a roll

16 Feb 2018: There was more success for Hannah Clutton-Brock and Davina Mahgerefteh on Wednesday 31 January at the second round of the ESU Mace debating competition, which...

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Classicists consider 'heritage under threat'

16 Feb 2018: On Tuesday 6 February, a group of A Level and Year 11 Classicists were accompanied by Mrs McAlister to the University of Birmingham to hear a lecture by a...

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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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A lesson in electrochemistry

09 Feb 2018: On Tuesday 30 January, A Level chemists attended a fascinating lecture on one of the most important elements in chemistry, carbon. Professor Julie Macpherson...

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EHS girls compete in Oxford Schools Debating Competition

09 Feb 2018: After school on Friday 2 February, Mariam Al-Ani and Lava Yassen travelled the short distance to St Paul’s Girls School to compete in the opening round of...

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Announcing this year's Essay Competition

09 Feb 2018: Edgbaston High School provides a wide range of opportunities for stretch and challenge with the aim of encouraging girls to further their learning in class,...

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The Friday Digital Digest

09 Feb 2018: Tuesday 6 February was Safer Internet Day. This year’s slogan is “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day...

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Gymnasts set sights on national finals

02 Feb 2018: On Saturday 27 January, four gymnastics teams and two trio groups travelled to Stoke for the West Midlands round of the British Schools Gymnastics competition. At...

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Mariam launches Film Club

02 Feb 2018: The Senior School has numerous clubs and societies and many are run by the students themselves. Year 12 student Mariam Al-Ani has recently founded a Film Club...

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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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Our 'green' New Year's Resolutions

26 Jan 2018: At the end of the Autumn Term all pupils were provided with EHS branded water bottles, kindly funded by the Parents' Association. Not only were these water...

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Academic Pathways: Oxbridge Conference

26 Jan 2018: Students will have the opportunity to attend the 2018 Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference in Birmingham. This annual event is designed for students in...

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Classics Masterclass: The Gritty Realities of Ancient Greece

19 Jan 2018: This term’s Academic Lecture programme began with a fascinating lecture from Dr Michael Scott entitled ‘The Gritty Realities of Ancient Greece’. Dr Scott...

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Digital leaders complete training

19 Jan 2018: Our Senior School student Digital Leaders are now working through the training that will enable them to coach their peers about the pitfalls and opportunities...

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EHS singers join Russell Watson in concert

12 Jan 2018: Birmingham Voices is a professional choir, lead by our very own Choir Master Richard Skilbeck and his colleague Chris Passey. Earlier this year Mr Skilbeck...

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Academic Lectures Programme: Dr Michael Scott

12 Jan 2018: We are very much looking forward to welcoming Dr Michael Scott from Warwick University to deliver a lecture on 'The Gritty Realities of Ancient Greece’ on...

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Excellence Book - Autumn Term 2017

15 Dec 2017: The following Senior and Sixth Form girls have been commended for their excellent work during the Autumn Term: Subject Name ART Excellence...

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Sports assembly rounds up Autumn Term

15 Dec 2017: The first sports assembly of the academic year was held recently at which sports captains for netball, gymnastics, swimming and hockey were invited to provide...

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Success for debaters in ESU Mace competition

08 Dec 2017: On 23 November 2017, Hannah Clutton-Brock and Davina Mahgerefteh travelled to Joseph Chamberlain College to participate in the first round of the English Speaking...

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Psychologists learn about attachment parenting

08 Dec 2017: On Monday 20 November, Year 12 and 13 psychologists attended a talk given by one of our parents from the Preparatory School, Mrs Tasha Bland. Mrs Bland works...

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Senior School musicians perform at Sunrise

08 Dec 2017: On Wednesday 6 December, Mr Robson and Mrs Batchelor accompanied 21 Senior School students to perform at a Christmas musical event at Edgbaston Sunrise Senior...

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Students join the political debate

01 Dec 2017: On Friday 24 November, a group of Year 12 and 13 students had the exciting opportunity to take part in Birmingham Rotary Club's annual Democracy Forum. This...

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Life of Cicero for classicists

01 Dec 2017: Earlier this month, Mrs McAlister accompanied Classics students to see an adaption of the best-selling Robert Harris books based on the life of Cicero at the...

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Maths show adds up to an inspirational day

01 Dec 2017: On Monday 27 November, Sixth Form mathematicians attended the Maths Inspiration Show at the Alexandra Theatre where we waited with anticipation for the talks...

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Guest Speaker interview: Lara Fatah

24 Nov 2017: On Friday 10 November, Edgbaston High School held its annual Speech Day in the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall. On the day we were delighted to be...

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Project ASK careers talk for students

24 Nov 2017: On Wednesday 22 October, girls in Years 10 -13 attended a lunchtime talk on Degree Apprenticeships. The talk was delivered by Surfinia Foote, a representative...

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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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Speech Day celebrates success

17 Nov 2017: On Friday 10 November, members of the School's Governing Body, parents, teachers and students gathered for our Speech Day in the University of Birmingham’s...

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Academic lecture well-received

17 Nov 2017: After school on Tuesday 14 November, EHS girls had the opportunity to attend an Academic Lecture from Roanna Burgess, Consultant Physiotherapist for the NHS....

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A closer look at science on Medical Physics Day

17 Nov 2017: On Tuesday, a team of scientists from Birmingham University visited the school as we hosted a day to celebrate the fifth International Day of Medical Physics. Girls...

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Gothic Film and Book Club gets underway

17 Nov 2017: On Thursday 2 November, a group of Year 12 and 13 English Literature students met for the first Gothic Film and Book Club. Gothic Literature is on the A level...

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Phantom of the Opera comes to an end

10 Nov 2017: Tuesday 31 October saw the opening night premiere of the EHS production of The Phantom of the Opera. Each of the five shows sold out quickly with the large...

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Students encouraged to extend learning

10 Nov 2017: The Stretch and Challenge noticeboard in Senior School has had a makeover this term, and we want to encourage as many girls as possible to engage with the...

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A classic trip to Italy

03 Nov 2017: On Monday 16 October, the Classics department took a group of 27 girls to visit the Bay of Naples and to take in a variety of historic sites including Pompeii,...

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Students consider a career in Pharmacy

03 Nov 2017: After defeating the infamous Birmingham traffic, Mrs Alison Tennant, the Clinical Director of Pharmacy at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust visited EHS on Wednesday...

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'Phantom' opens to rave reviews

03 Nov 2017: You cannot have missed the fact that the school’s much-anticipated production of Phantom of the Opera finally opened this week. School is absolutely buzzing...

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Classicists contemplate Ancient Athens

19 Oct 2017: On Thursday 12 October, Classicists in Year 11 and 12 attended a lecture at the University of Birmingham. Professor Tim Whitmarsh of Cambridge University...

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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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Psychologists visit Freud Museum

14 Oct 2017: Everyone was at the train station for 8:15am, eager to head into London and learn more about Freud, his home and his general theories. We made it down to...

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Psychologists discover Freud

13 Oct 2017: Everyone was at the train station for 8:15am, eager to head into London and learn more about Freud, his home and his general theories. We made it down to...

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Promoting classics for all

13 Oct 2017: On Thursday 5 October, the Classics department welcomed representatives from the national charity ‘Classics for All’. This organisation seeks to introduce...

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TedEx event open to students

06 Oct 2017: On Wednesday 11 October, students aged 16-18 will have the opportunity to attend an exciting TedEx event at Birmingham Hippodrome. Now in its fifth year,...

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Rehearsals for Phantom in full swing!

29 Sep 2017: With just one month to go until the Halloween opening night of the school production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’, staff and pupils alike are working hard in...

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Future accountants attend KPMG Young Professionals Day

22 Sep 2017: Two Year 13 students have been selected to take part in a Young Professionals Day hosted by accountancy firm KPMG. The girls share their experiences with us...

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Robson Duo perform at EHS

22 Sep 2017: EHS is pleased to announce a recital performed by the Robson Piano Duo of Mr K Robson, the school's Director of Music, and Mr J Robson. This will take place...

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Summer sporting star

15 Sep 2017: During the summer holidays, Year 12 student Emily Irving competed in the British Gymnastics National Championships for tumbling. The event represented the...

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