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King's High celebrates 140 years of educating girls

2019 is a momentous year for King’s High.  King’s is celebrating The Sunday Times 2019 West Midlands Independent Secondary School award, and celebrates  – with great pride – 140 years of educating girls. This 140th birthday year, the King’s High community – girls, Old Girls, staff, Governors, parents, friends – honours the pioneering spirit of King’s founders, and the school’s rich history and exciting future, as King’s High moves onwards to the new King’s High – a stunning, purpose-built school, with world-class facilities for girls – in September.  

Girls are leading the way in the birthday celebrations. They have organised a House photography competition (The Essence of King’s), and a cake competition. The winning recipe will be made into the official 140th birthday cake.  Each form will produce a video, capturing their own memories of the Smith Street site, and girls are preparing questions for an interview with Head Master, Mr Nicholson, for the official school film, that is being shot by recent Old Girl and film student, Amber Hourigan. A time-lapse camera is recording school life minute by minute (you can just see it, beside the girls, in the photograph above). A time capsule committee will decide what will go into a time capsule, to be taken to the new site.

The Landor Association has a raft of celebration events planned, and details of the ‘Farewell to Smith Street and Landor House’, over the weekend of 6-7 July, will be released shortly.