King Edward VI High School for Girls is a multi-layered, modern school. Each girl is encouraged to engage with the rich world of ideas and explore intellectually as far as she can. Girls are eager to develop their creative and physical talents. KEHS girls revel in the wide range of activities outside of the classroom that are on offer. Each girl’s personal journey through school will be different, but for all, a KEHS education ensures she can play a full part in the challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century. Girls come here wanting to learn and grow with a natural curiosity about life, knowledge and people.
At KEHS we are preparing girls for a fulfilling life as 21st Century women providing students with opportunities to be independent thinkers and confident leaders.
At a dinner in November, Sarah Evans, Head of KEHS, was presented with the Institute of Directors’ Leadership Award, 2007.
‘It was an honour to receive such a lovely acknowledgement,’ says Sarah Evans. ‘It represents all the work that goes on at KEHS to prepare girls for the part they will play in tomorrow’s world. Our girls are the intellectual powerhouses of the future and the school wants to ensure they understand the responsibility of this. The Institute of Directors, like KEHS, is concerned with emerging leaders and how young people can have opportunities to consider the best ways of moving all of society forward. It is wonderful that the Institute of Directors has recognised in such a delightful way, the important role schools play in this.’
KEHS has many links through its highly supportive Old Edwardian and parental bodies to the world of work and opportunities abound for girls to experience the rich variety of economic life that will be available to them. It is rare for a day to go by without visitors coming into school to talk to groups of girls. Lunchtimes are busy with activities such as Young Enterprise, Engineering Schemes, event planning for charity and community work where girls are specifically considering the wider community.
Academic scholarship, that is at the heart of KEHS, is embedded not only in practical application but in fundamental moral values that mean KEHS girls will not just be effective and successful leaders but the great leaders of the future.