Day During the Virtual Open Day, you will hear from our pupils and staff, including the Chief Master and School Captain, and discover more about the rich extra-curricular side of school life.

There is lots more information about all elements of King Edward’s School on the other pages of our website, which we would encourage you to explore, but if you have any specific queries, then please do contact our Director of Admissions, Mrs Nicole Phillips, via email at: admissions@kes.org.uk
Welcome from Dr Katy Ricks, Chief Master Virtual Welcome to our Virtual Open Day. We’re really disappointed that we can’t welcome you to the school in person at this time but hope that our Virtual Open Day will give you a glimpse of what life is like at King Edward’s School. to Open our Welcome
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The Andrew Brode Sports Centre opened in 2019 and includes a new sports hall, cardiovascular fitness room, multipurpose space, classroom, and changing rooms. The Andrew Brode Sports Centre close The Martin Rogers Design Centre houses the Design & Technology (D&T) and Art Departments. It contains two large workshops with classrooms attached and a computer-design room for D&T. For Art there are three separate studios dedicated to painting, printmaking and ceramics. Martin Rogers Design Centre close The Andrew Brode Wing, which opened in 2013, has provided new laboratories for Physics and Chemistry, a new Modern Languages Department and a bright and spacious Sixth Form Centre. Brode Wing close King Edward VI High School for Girls is located adjacent to the boys’ school, sharing the 50-acre campus. King Edward VI High School for Girls close The original 1930s building that stretches along South Terrace houses the teaching areas for Classics, Economics & Business Management, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, and Religious Studies & Philosophy, an extensive library and large Biology laboratories. Original 1930s building close Big School is a hammer-beamed assembly hall, which is also used for prize-giving events and Speech Day. Big School close The Dining Hall provides a choice of freshly prepared hot and cold meals at morning break or lunchtime, and also offers a breakfast menu for before the school day begins. Dining Hall close The Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, which opened in 2012, provides a 400-seater concert hall, 120-seater studio theatre, a dance studio and further provision for the teaching, rehearsal and practice of music, dance and drama. Ruddock Performing Arts Centre close The school’s Memorial Chapel was originally the upper corridor of the school building designed by Charles Barry in 1838, the architect of the Houses of Parliament. When the school moved from New Street to its present location in 1936, a section of the upper corridor of Barry’s building was moved stone by stone to the current site to become the Memorial Chapel. It has also been used as an exhibition space, most recently to mark the service and sacrifice of Old Edwardians in the First World War. Memorial Chapel close There are six fives courts used for the handball game of Eton Fives. Fives courts close This building houses a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, changing rooms for rugby, and a tea pavilion. Swimming pool, rugby changing rooms and tea pavilion close The Parade Ground is used for Combined Cadet Force activities, including the Annual General Inspection. Parade Ground close The international-standard athletics track opened in July 2017. It comprises a 400-metre, eight-lane floodlit tartan track, with the full range of facilities for throws and jumps, including the pole-vault. The first athletes to test out the new track were the Jamaican Team as part of their preparations for the 2017 World Athletics Championships. Athletics track close South Field is used for rugby during the winter terms and cricket in the summer. South Field close The school owns extensive land across the Bristol Road, where it has the 1st XI cricket pitch and pavilion, the 1st XV rugby pitch, and the Southall Pavilion and floodlit astro hockey pitch. Additional sports facilities close Click here
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For more information about the school and applying for a place, contact Mrs Nicole Phillips, Director of Admissions via email at: admissions@kes.org.uk Key dates for 2021 entry

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Slide FAQs How early is the school open and how late does it shut? How much homework is set? In this section our Year 11 pupils provide answers to the questions that are most commonly asked at Open Days. Many thanks to Advait, Akash, James, Joshua, Nikash, Ram and Rohan for their contributions.

What do you enjoy most about KES? Why isn’t football played at KES? What is the International Baccalaureate Diploma? Why is KES better than its competitors?

Slide How much support will my child receive if they are struggling either academically or with their wellbeing? My child comes from a small primary school. Will he fit in at a big school like KES? We hope you enjoyed listening to our pupils and staff and feel that you have discovered a little more about what life is like at King Edward’s School. There is lots more information that you can explore on the other pages of our website and the latest news, publications and image galleries can be found on our news & events page.

We will contact you via the email address you have provided to keep you informed about admissions information and hope to be able to invite you to visit the school in person soon. In the meantime, if you have any queries about King Edward’s School, email: admissions@kes.org.uk

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