The KES Trust

KES was built on two pillars: excellence and accessibility.

We’re enormously grateful to all of those in our school community who help fortify these pillars and strengthen the spirit of KES generation after generation. 

The King Edward’s School Birmingham Trust (‘The KES Trust’; Registered Charity Number 1129776) was created in 2009 to receive donations on behalf of King Edward’s School. It is administered by a number of trustees, many of whom are Old Edwardians. 


the spirit

of KES

The Trust’s charitable objective is: 

“The advancement of education by supporting the provision of education at King Edward’s School, Birmingham in such ways as the Trustees see fit in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) by providing funds to support the provision of bursaries to boys on the basis of financial need to enable them to attend the school.”

You can help us to achieve this objective by making a gift to support a project at school, particularly our Assisted Places Fund, which ensures that KES remains accessible to all bright boys, regardless of their circumstances.

Find out more about the impact of Assisted Places, and make your gift to support them. 

“My son was at KES until 2010 and I was on the PA committee for 6 years. During that time I saw first hand how much great work the school undertook to help develop the students’ academic, sporting and other extra curricular achievements, including some wonderful character-building trips. I became a donor for the AP100 fundraising campaign and still contribute to this day. I feel it is so important through this scheme to allow so many young people from many diverse backgrounds to have the opportunity of developing their talent in so many ways.

My son is proud of his time at King Edward’s and has kept in touch with many of his school friends. I have also been proud to follow his journey within such an inspirational environment and in a small way to have helped other students who would not otherwise have had that opportunity.”

Clive Poole (Past Parent)

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