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Artist of the month

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen as May’s Artists of the month. They have been chosen for their hard work, perseverance and outstanding achievement.



Congratulations during March:


  • to the Young Enterprise Team who won the Best Company Report at the Staffordshire finals. This was a fantastic achievement.


  • to the students who received recognition at the Governors’ Award Ceremony.  It was a lovely occasion and it was nice to see so many proud parents.


  • to Jess Sohl, Cian McDonagh and Jay Kara who won the Michael Fabricant Public Speaking competition. Jess also won the award for best speaker.  


  • to Joe Venables, Ben Edwards, Arthur Needham and Matthew Gleave who came fourth in the regional heats of the team math’s challenge competition at Keele University.


  • to all who contributed to the Spring Concert, there was a very large number of students involved in producing a really excellent concert. 


  • to the year 10 and 12 students who took part in their Bronze D of E training this Saturday despite the bitterly cold, snowy and windy weather. 



PE Results w/e 13 January 2017

Y10 Basketball v Kingsmead

43 –  12 (W)

District Handball Competition

We entered a team from Y9 into a District Handball competition last week, it was a great event and our first experience of competitive Handball. Well done to all taking part:

Dan Barnes

Nathan Mack

Cameron Williams

Marcus Baikie

Connor Morley

Holly Radcliffe

Hana Terry

Caitlin Kilgallen

Kyla Spindler

Evie Matthews

Calling all budding photographers!

The Rotary Club is holding a Young Photographer Competition, open to schools across the country.

The local heat stages are currently open, with winners of this stage entered into a District Competition before the National Final later in the year.

About the competition

The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to:

  • Experiment with photography
  • Use digital or traditional methods of photography
  • Show interpretation of their chosen topic
  • express their ideas through the medium of photography


To produce a portfolio of three photographs based upon the theme, ‘Reflection’ in colour or black and white on photographic paper. Each print, including any mount should be no larger than A4 size. Mobile Phones may be used.

In addition, each entrant should provide, in no more than 50 words the inspiration for their photographs.

Closing date is 24 February 2017.

To enter and for more information



Young Photographer Competition

Promotion for King Edward U14 Boys Football

Congratulations to our u14 boys football team. The team were winners in the league playoff final at the weekend – this secures promotion to the top league next season.

Well done boys!


King Edward VI Lichfield’s Isobel helps launch Staffordshire poetry competition

Y12 student and Staffordshire Young Poet laureate, Isobel Horsley, is helping to run Staffordshire Snap, a county-wide poetry and photography competition.

All entrants need to do is to take their own original photo and write an original poem. The poetry can be on any subject but must link to your photo.

First prize is a Polaroid Snap Instant Print Digital Camera, with £40 worth of Waterstones Book Vouchers for second prize and £25 worth of Waterstones Book Vouchers for Third Prize.

Closing date is 11 February 2017.For more information visit

isobel picture

Isobel Horsley

PTA Race Night – tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the PTA family race night on Friday 10th February at £2, including a free bet.

Mrs Knight will be serving up a delicious supper – starting from £2 – and a licenced bar will be available on the night.

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a 7.30pm start.

Tickets can be purchased through Parent Pay, Bader reception or reserved by emailing

The PTA does a wonderful job raising money for our school – please come along and show your support!



Christmas events mark last week of term

The Christmas Carol service at Lichfield Cathedral was a wonderful occasion – organised by Mrs Ellse and the Music Department. A huge well done to all our musicians and readers who took part in service to make it such a success.

Ginificent Productions visited the school on Monday to perform A Christmas Carol for our Y7 and Y11 students. As well as a breathtaking performance, the session also included a Q&A after the play.

The Student Christmas Lunch was, yet again, a huge hit – a big thank you to our catering team, ably assisted by Mr Shaw and Mr Hayward!

Our Y7 and Y8 drama students visited Darwin Court Care Home to perform songs and dances, as well as A Christmas Carol, for the residents.

The KES School Band reunited once more for the Christmas school assemblies – thanks to Mrs Bryan, Mrs Dunn, Mr Goodhead, Mr Cotton, Mr Greenhalgh and Mr Jamieson.

Finally, term drew to a close with the Sixth Form Trolley dash, a King Edward tradition for 23 years. A historic event this year – not only did Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take part but, for the first time ever, the previous year’s winners retained their title.

Merry Christmas everyone! See you in 2017.

BandTrolley Dash 3Carol service

Download latest issue of KESPRESS

The latest December Kespress 2016 is now available to download.

Merry Christmas!

Student Christmas Lunch

We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Lunch earlier – well done to the Catering Team and to their trusty sidekicks, Mr Shaw and Mr Hayward!

Y8 and Y9 Christmas lunch will be tomorrow.

Mr Shaw serving

Behind every great film….

…There’s often a great book!

Ms Smith at Eckington School Library has put together a list of TV on over the Christmas holidays – all with a literary link. If any films leave you feeling inspired to read the book, then make sure you pop into LRC!

Behind Every Great Film…

King Edward VI 2016 Carol Service

This year’s carol service will take place at Lichfield Cathedral at 7pm on Tuesday 13 December.

Students who are involved in the service will need to be at the Cathedral by 6.30pm to set up and find their seat.

The cathedral will open for entry at 6.30 pm – please do not arrive earlier, as Evensong will be taking place.

Please note there is no parking in The Close. There are, however, several car parks you can use nearby – more information here. There is also a number of spaces outside the Shop at No.9, The Close, for blue badge holders.

We hope that parents and families are able to join us for the service and share in the Christmas carols, readings and musical performances which we have been preparing.

lichfield cathedral


PE results week commencing 30 November


vs Landau Forte

Y8 13-13 (D)

Y9 21 7 (W)


vs Cardinal Griffin

Y10 80-26 (W)


vs Kingsmead

Y7 friendly matches D and W


vs St Joseph’s

Y7 10 15 (L)

Y8 20 10 (W)

Y9/10 52 7 (L)

1st XV 43 24 (W)

PTA Race Night – tickets now available

Our PTA is holding a family race night on Friday 10th February – tickets are now available at £2, including a free bet.

Mrs Knight will be serving up a delicious supper – starting from £2 – and a licenced bar will be available on the night.

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a 7.30pm start.

Tickets can be purchased through Parent Pay, Bader reception or reserved by emailing

The PTA does a wonderful job raising money for our school – come along and show your support!

Help us to support Pathway Project this Christmas

Pathway Project works to support adults, young people and children who are experiencing or affected by domestic abuse.

In the local area, some 50 women and 40 children will spend Christmas at the refuge centre, often with just the clothes they had when they left their family home. This is where you can help them.

We’re looking for students and families to donate gifts so that these women and children have something to open on Christmas Day.

If you are able to donate something, please send any gifts to Bader Office by Thursday 8 December. Indicate who the gift is for (adult, child, boy or girl). If you would like to leave a note from yourself on the gift, please feel free to do so.

Christmas Charity Appeal


LRC Excelsior Awards

“We are so excited in the LRC because the Excelsior Awards are coming!”

The Excelsior Award is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga where people aged 11-16 decide the winner by rating each book as they read it.

It was previously known as the Stan Lee Excelsior Award, named after Stan Lee who is widely credited to be the Godfather of Modern Comics. Although the awards no longer use his name, this literacy scheme is dedicated to his spirit and his creativity.

How will the Excelsior Award work at King Edward VI School?

A targeted group of students will be invited to be part of the process and they, along with others who want to be involved, will form a followers group. In early December, a shortlist of eight graphic novels will be released – these are made available for loan through the library. A simple rating form is handed out with each loan and this is returned with the book to the library.

From these forms we are able to work out who has read the most titles and what our favourite titles are, before we send these off to the nationwide award.

The final deadline for the return of ALL Rating Forms will be Mid-April.

The awards attract participation from over two hundred and fifty schools and public libraries from all over the UK and Ireland.  The scheme highlights amazing books that are really enjoyed and fully deserve to be available in libraries – so get involved!

Winter Uniform Information


Our uniform policy allows the following: Plain grey or black V-necked sweater or cardigan (without collar, zip or hood). Students must not wear any other type of garment under their blazers (including school PE hooded tops).


Students are permitted to wear a plain, dark outdoor coat over their blazers when the weather is poor. To retain students’ smart appearance camouflage-style combat clothing, pull over ‘hoodies’, leather/faux leather and denim are not permitted. (This includes clothing heavily decorated with insignia.) Wearing of sweatshirt-style zipped jackets is not permitted, as they do not offer adequate protection against cold/wet weather

Hats and scarves

A plain scarf in a dark colour is permitted. Football scarves are not permitted since they are out of character with school uniform. Headwear should not usually be worn (apart from for religious/cultural reasons). In conditions of extreme cold a plain hat may be worn outdoors.

Headwear worn for cultural/religious reasons should be plain and black.


Isobel chosen as Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate

King Edward VI Year 12 student, Isobel Horsley, has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Isobel performed her powerful poems alongside her fellow shortlisted poets, at a special poetry event at the Shire Hall Gallery on Saturday 3 September.

The prestigious competition is a joint initiative between the city and county councils to promote a love of poetry and showcase the creative writing skills of 14-18 year olds across the area.

Isobel said: “I’m thrilled to be chosen because I can share my other poetry with my age group and perhaps convince it’s not as boring as they think it might be. I like writing about things I see or I think are interesting. In my year as poet laureate I want to try and organise some mixed media competitions and see if we can get more people enthused about poetry, or maybe start a club in my local library about performing and reading poetry.”

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member responsible for libraries at Staffordshire County Council, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Isobel to her new role. Isobel is our fourth young poet laureate which is proving year on year to be a popular scheme for our county’s young writers and poets. I know the judges were very impressed with her poetry and performance skills. I wish her every success in her forthcoming role, she’s in for a busy year writing and performing poems for special events, and helping us to boost appreciation of poetry in younger people across the county.

“I’d also like to thank outgoing post holder Mathilda Houston-Brown who has done a marvellous job and I offer her our best wishes for the future.”

The judges, including current Staffordshire Poet Laurate Bert Flitcroft and outgoing Young Poet Laureate, Mathilda Houston-Brown said they were impressed with Isobel’s poems and “ability to engage the audience when delivering her poetry.”

Mathilda said: “I was struck by Isobel’s passion for poetry, she had an interesting way of using different voices that made her poetry unique. Being Young Poet Laureate is a task with a lot of responsibility, and we felt that Isobel would really throw herself into the role and take as much out of it as she could. I certainly know that it has brought me a lot of joy, and encouraged my confidence, and I hope it will be as beneficial to Isobel as it was to me. Good luck Isobel!”

Isobel will take up the role at a special celebration event on National Poetry Day on 6 October – watch this space for more information.

isobel picture 

U16 County Hockey tournament

More achievements for our sports teams! The U16 Hockey team were runners-up in yesterday’s County Tournament yesterday and will now represent the County at the Regional Tournament. Well done team!


LRC’s Book of the Week: My Best Friend And Other Enemies by Catherine Wilkins

This is an ideal read for our new Year 7 students.

What happens when best friends become worst enemies? 11-year-old Jessica loves drawing cartoons and hanging out with her best friend Natalie, making dinosaur cookies and having sleepovers. But when new girl Amelia turns up at school, everything changes. Suddenly it seems like Amelia and Natalie are best friends, and Jessica is out in the cold, with Amelia doing everything in her power to make Jessica feel left out.

Things turn from bad to worse when Amelia and Natalie form a secret club and deliberately exclude Jessica. Determined not to let them get one over on her, Jessica immediately recruits an ill-assorted group of girls to form a gang of her own – the ACE club. But it’s Jessica’s knack for drawing and sense of humour – not to mention an unlikely friendship with one of the school’s toughest girls – that ultimately prove to be her secret weapons in her fight to stop Amelia’s bullying for good.

Free workshop for parents of children with special needs. 

This event is funded through SkillShare which is a lottery funded project managed by SEND Family Partnership and provides free training for parents of children with special needs in Staffordshire.

Find out more about the Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour workshop.

Parent of a child with SEND? Have your say about Staffordshire’s Information, Advice & Support Services (IASS)

Staffordshire County Council is undertaking a review of its current IASS offer to ensure it is delivering the best service possible. It is inviting parents and carers of children and young people with SEND to one of its workshops to help its shape our future IASS offer.

Find out more about the SIAS workshops.

Victories for King Edward VI netball and rugby teams

Two fantastic victories for our U19 & U16 netball girls vs St. Joseph’s last night, with the U19s winning 19-4 and a victory of 20-10 for the U16s.

Our Y10 & Y8 rugby teams had their first games of the season last night, with both sides putting in excellent performances to win.

Well done everyone! 









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