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Summer 2016

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Issue 27 - Summer 2016
In this issue:
  • Farewell to Chief Master John Claughton 
  • Another year of outstanding IB results
  • AP100 Campaign is completed
  • ITV Central News visits Great War exhibition
  • 600 children sing at Symphony Hall
  • Biennial Dinner 2016

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Pax Christi Chorale

Pax Christi Chorale

Canadian choir Pax Christi Chorale, featuring Stephen Cockle (1964), will be performing at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 27 July as part of their UK tour. All proceeds will be donated to the AP100 Campaign. Find out more and book online.

Farewell to Chief Master John Claughton

John Claughton After a decade as Chief Master of King Edward's School, John Claughton will retire in August 2016. John has made a significant and long-lasting impact on both the School and education in the region and will leave a remarkable legacy. Read more about John’s time as Chief Master and the tributes paid during his final weeks.

Another year of outstanding IB results

Joshua Kimblin, Alex Fung and Sam Shah score 45 points in their IB DiplomasThe fifth year of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma at King Edward’s School has produced another set of outstanding results. Three boys gained the maximum score of 45 points, four scored 44 points and 50% of boys attained 40 points or above. Read more about the 2016 IB results.

AP100 Campaign is completed

Lee Child and John Claughton In one of the most successful fundraising campaigns ever run by an independent day school, the AP100 Campaign has raised £10m for Assisted Places. This sum will fund 100 Assisted Places in the School, doubling the number of Assisted Places available. Find out more about the journey towards the £10m target.   

ITV Central News visits Great War exhibition

Great War exhibitionTo commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, ITV Central News visited our ‘King Edward’s School and the Great War’ exhibition and produced three reports which aired on 27-29 June. Watch the reports which contain footage from the exhibition and examine the stories of the Alabaster brothers and Rob Gilson.  

600 children sing at Symphony Hall

Romany Wood performance at Symphony Hall As part of our Outreach Programme, over 600 children from primary schools across the city sang together to raise funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital. The children, accompanied by the KES and KEHS Symphony Orchestra, performed Romany Wood at Birmingham Symphony Hall. Read more about the event. 

Biennial Dinner 2016

Biennial DinnerThis special black-tie event will take place on Saturday, 15 October 2016 and over 90 Old Edwardians have already booked to attend. Miles Benjamin (2006), who retired from his rugby career earlier this year, will be the guest speaker at the event. Find out more and book your place.

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