FAQs

Here, you’ll find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We’re also happy to answer any question you might have personally, just contact us.

Who should I speak to?

As a first point of contact, please get in touch with our Alumnae Engagement Manager. They will either help with your enquiry or put you in touch with someone who can.

You can also access numerous services online:

Join the Old Edwardian Club

Update your Contact Details

Send us your News

Make a Gift

Register for an Event

Otherwise, click here to Meet the Team and access contact their information.

Old Ed & Trust FAQs

What is the Development & Old Edwardian Office?

The Development & Old Edwardian Office was set up in 2011. The aim of the Office is two-fold: to keep Old Edwardians in touch with the School and with one another, and to advance the education of current pupils by helping to provide Assisted Places.

Click here to find out more.

How do I volunteer for the Old Edwardian Committee?

We are always grateful to those who would like to give their time to help the Old Edwardian Club. If you’d like to get involved, our Alumnae Engagement Manager will be delighted to hear from you.

What is the mission of The KEHS Trust?
Our mission is to help promote the education of pupils at KEHS by providing scholarships, Assisted Places, maintenance allowances or grants on the basis of financial need to enable girls to attend the School. We're also working to advance the education of pupils at the School by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities. For more details, please look at our aims.

What is the King Edward VI High School for Girls Birmingham Trust's registered charity number?
The Trust's registered charity number is 1159413.

How will my data be used?
All data will be held securely by the Governors of the Schools of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham through King Edward VI High School, Birmingham on behalf of The King Edward VI High School for Girls Birmingham Trust and will be treated confidentially. Please click here to read our full data protection statement.

Will my gift be made public?
All gifts to the Trust are valuable and we like to ensure your generosity is recognised. Unless you request anonymity, all donors will be recognised in our donor list, which can be found here. Donors may also be listed in Old Edwardian publications and will receive special donor communications and invitations to certain school events.

Events & Publications FAQs

I would like to write something for an Old Edwardian publication. Who should I speak to?

Our Alumnae Engagement Manager would love to hear from any Old Edwardian who would like to contribute to our publications. Just email in or telephone with your ideas.

I haven’t received the latest magazine. What can I do?

If you haven’t heard from us in a little while, please do get in touch to check the details we have for you are up to date. Alternatively, you can send us the correct details via our online form.

I would like to book for an event, but I would prefer to book over the phone. Can I do that?

Of course, if you would prefer to make a booking over the phone, we would be happy to help - simply call the office on 0121 415 2245. Some events have a ticket price and we cannot take payments for events over the phone - but we will send you a prepaid envelope for your event cheque.

I’m not able to attend an event I have booked for. What is your cancellation policy?

You can find our cancellation and refund policy here.

I have specific dietary/access requirements. Who should I speak to?

Our Alumnae Engagement Manger would be happy to discuss how we can meet your needs at upcoming events.

Giving FAQs

I support a number of charities. Why should I choose The KEHS Trust?

King Edward VI High School for Girls is a great school. It is made great not only by the quality of teaching and wealth of opportunities it offers, but by the generations of bright young women who have passed through its doors. These women have gone on to achieve remarkable things. Most of them would not have come here if they had not been offered financial support. We want to ensure that the same transformational education is available to young women today, to give them the same opportunities that have shaped our own lives. We can only achieve this with your help.

What exactly will my donation do?
Your donation will be used to help provide Assisted Places for bright girls in Birmingham whose families couldn't otherwise afford to send them to KEHS. It will provide those pupils the same outstanding education we offer all of our pupils. It may also help provide for additional educational costs, like school trips, equipment and uniforms.This support is means-tested. You can find out more about how the Assisted Place process works here.

How much of my donation will be spent in administrative costs?
None of it! All of our administrative and marketing costs are paid for by the School, so 100% of your gift will support an Assisted Place for a bright young woman.

Why isn't the Foundation funding more places?
Each year, the Foundation provides around £1,000,000 for Assisted Places. It is also responsible for paying for facilities and capital developments on our site - expenditures which are not covered by school fees. With nine schools across Birmingham to look after, this is the limit to which they can support us at present.

How do I make a donation?
There are a number of different ways that you can support our cause. We are grateful for any help you can give us. For information on ways of giving, please click here.

Who shall I make my gift payable to?
All gifts for the benefit of King Edward VI High School for Girls Birmingham should be made to The KEHS Trust. This separate charitable trust (Registered Charity number 1159413) was set up in 2014 to ensure that all support for the School would be held in a separate fund administered by a number of Trustees with links to KEHS.

I'd like to make a donation towards equipment or facilities. What can I do?
In order to continue providing an exceptional education, we need to maintain the high standards of our facilities and equipment. There are a number of different ways you can help, donating towards something you feel passionate about. Our Development Director would love to discuss your ideas.

Will my gift make a difference?
Yes. Every gift gets us a little closer to offering another girl an education second to none. No matter the size, it will make a real difference to a girl's life.

Legacy FAQs

How do I prioritise my family in my will?

There are a number of ways of leaving a legacy that ensure your family is taken care of first. You solicitor will be able to advise you on the best action to take based on your circumstances and wishes.

Will my gift make a difference?

Yes. Every gift gets us a little closer to offering another girl an education second to none. No matter the size, it will make a real difference to a girl's life.

How will leaving a legacy benefit me?

There are a number of practical, financial and emotional benefits to leaving a legacy. In your lifetime, it is a gift that will cost you nothing. Plus, you’ll receive all the benefits of Creak Society membership. When you have passed, your legacy could reduce the tax liability on your estate. You'll be remembered and commemorated by the School as one of our Creak Society members. And of course, you'll make a real difference in a young girl's life.

I support a number of charities. Why should I choose The KEHS Trust?

King Edward VI High School for Girls is a great School. It is made great not only by the quality of teaching and wealth of opportunities it offers, but by the generations of bright young women who have passed through its doors. These women have gone on to achieve remarkable things. Most of them would not have come here if they had not been offered financial support. You can help ensure that the same transformational education is available to young women today, giving them the same opportunities that have shaped our own lives.

What exactly will my donation do?

Your donation will be used to help give Assisted Places to bright girls in and around Birmingham whose families couldn't otherwise afford to send them to KEHS. It will provide those girls the same outstanding education we offer all of our pupils. It may also help provide for additional educational costs, like school trips, equipment and uniforms.

How much of my donation will be spent in administrative costs?

None of it! All of our administrative and marketing costs are paid for by the Foundation, so 100% of your gift will be go towards an Assisted Place for a bright little girl.

Why isn't the Foundation funding more places?

Each year, the Foundation provides around £1,000,000 for Assisted Places. It is also responsible for paying for facilities and capital developments on our site - expenditures that are not covered by school fees. With nine schools across Birmingham to look after, this is the limit to which they can support us at present.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information in our legacy pages, by requesting a legacy pack or by contacting the Development Office.

I'd like to leave a legacy towards equipment or facilities. What can I do?

In order to continue providing an exceptional education, we need to maintain the high standards of our facilities and equipment. There are a number of different ways you can help, donating towards something you feel passionate about. Our Development Director would love to discuss your ideas.

If your question isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The Development Team