Welcome from the Chief Master

For over 450 years King Edward’s School, Birmingham has been educating the cleverest boys in the region. It has inspired them – and still does inspire them – to take on the challenges the world presents, to make a significant contribution to that world and, most of all, to enjoy doing so.

Now I have not quite been at KES for all of those 450 years but my time here as a teacher, a Deputy Head and now as Chief Master (as well as seven years as a parent!) does mean that I have some idea of how KES achieves this aim.

KES is a happy community, thanks to its unrivalled pastoral care, and the boys here are adaptable, tolerant and supportive. It has genuinely inspiring teachers, an innovative approach to teaching and learning, and a broad, international curriculum which equips boys with the skills necessary for the rapidly-changing world of work they are destined to encounter.

Finally, the school’s superb facilities and its varied and exciting extra-curricular programme enable those boys to experience a huge range of activities and challenges, creating the friendships and pastimes that will give them such fulfilment throughout their lives.

However, you should not take my word for this. Do browse this website and do come to look around what is a very unique school.

Mr Keith Phillips
Acting Chief Master



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