KES—The Future

King Edward VII School

Only two weeks to collect views from parents on what they value about KES VII school and what about its ethos is important to them and their children.

A Google form has been set up for this so please please do all fill it in – it’s only a small number of questions but this is the only way we get to have a say in a process that is very out of our hands. 

The form is here: The Future Campaign

Please note this questionnaire forms part of the KES – The Future campaign, which was set up by a group of parents following the Ofsted inspection and academisation order. Please do not share any personal identifiable information about your child on this form. Any concerns over a child’s safety or welfare should be passed on to the school or through the relevant authorities.



Chris Packham addresses over 1400 students and teachers at the Schools’ Climate Assembly held at King Edward VII School.

On the 20th of October 2022, over 1400 students and over 45 schools from across the country met at King Edward VII School for the second-ever Schools Climate Assembly. Chris Packham’s passionate words fell upon young ears as he tip-toed the fine line between the harsh reality of global rising temperatures and the hope and determination that young people must share in order to fight it.

Edward VII Students Take Climate Demands To The Heart of Government
Their visit to Downing Street coincided with the start of the COP 27 conference in Egypt. This means that they had a unique opportunity to make real change, and possibly influence the talks and decisions of world leaders at COP 27; a chance for young people to make an impact on a global scale.

King Edwards Sixth Form Girls Working with the Women of SI

Several KES staff and ex-staff are members of SI Sheffield, the local Club
of Soroptimist Internationa

The Soroptimists are an international women’s organisation with a focus on transforming the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally and globally, through education, empowerment and enabling initiatives. Soroptimists make a difference to the lives of more than half a million women and girls in the world every year.
The women of SI Sheffield have worked with King Edward VII School for a number of years and have developed a very productive relationship with the Year 12 and 13 girls and staff, in activities such as providing support for women in the local refuges and raising awareness on feminist issues.

Lydgate Junior’s to Benefit from £1bn Redevelopment Scheme

Lydgate Junior School is one of six schools in Sheffield celebrating the news that they have been selected to be part of the Department for Education’s £1bn school rebuilding programme, This takes the number of Sheffield schools to benefit to seven.

The programme includes 239 schools nationwide that will receive funding for their school to be refurbished or rebuilt to support levelling up opportunities across the country. The staff and pupils from each of the six Sheffield schools can now look forward to working and learning in state-of-the-art facilities, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.

Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments and provide new facilities. Redevelopments will also be net zero carbon in operation, helping to meet Sheffield’s net zero ambitions.

While details around the exact amount of funding and timescales for delivery are still to be confirmed, DfE representatives, the local authority- maintained schools and the Sheffield City Council will begin engagement on initial consultation plans.

Further details on the plans and timescales for delivery will be announced in the coming months.

All the schools will remain open throughout the redevelopment.

More information on the school’s rebuilding programme can be found at About the school rebuilding programme – GOV.UK (

West Division Girlguiding needs you!

Have you an hour or two to spare each week, and are willing to volunteer?

The Girl Guides have lots of amazing Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers units based in Fulwood, Lodgemoor, Crosspool, Ranmoor and Nethergreen that would love to welcome more volunteers.

They currently have some of the longest waiting lists in Sheffield, and without more volunteers they can not guarantee to offer the opportunities Girlguiding brings to every girl who requests to join.

Volunteering opportunities range from spending time with our girls to Admin and Financial roles. Support and training will be provided.

Get in touch by emailing Emma Ede:

Thank you!



Alpaca life drawing, tomorrow Saturday 23rd April, 14:00 – 15:30

Alpaca Drawing

Come down for an afternoon of Alpaca life drawing at Holly Hagg Community Farm of Alpacas. It’s the perfect setting to get creative and look at the lovely view of Rivelin Valley!
Drawing materials will be supplied but please bring your own if you can.
All drawing abilities and children are welcome to this session; you will be gently guided and given some fun techniques to try.
*Bring a blanket/chair or coat to sit on! We have a few spares if you forget though!
PLEASE NOTE! – If you look outside and it’s raining then please check our website we will have to postpone the event….we can’t draw when it’s soggy 😦
If you have any questions contact or call 07504744758

Recruiting for Police Constables

South Yorkshire Police are recruiting!
Be the future of South Yorkshire Police.

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Be part of a team?
Protect people?

If you are ready for a new career, consider making a difference in your community and become a police officer.

We are looking for dedicated and committed people to join us as police constables. All you need is integrity, confidence, and strong communication skills.

Recruitment is open for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). This is your chance to join us without a degree and combine on-the-job learning and academic theory. From day one you will be a police constable and at the end of three years, you will have a degree in Professional Policing from Sheffield Hallam University.

To find out more and apply visit: Applications close on 2nd May 2022.


Christmas Fayre Cancelled

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust CHRISTMAS FAYRE sponsored by GRI Group is CANCELLED It is with a very heavy heart that we write this message. Today we experienced heavy snow that closed down the ability to even get to the farm safely. Even though the main roads are now cleared we have been assessing the farm hourly in the hope the snow would melt away and we could all come together for the fayre tomorrow and make it a great event, if only for one day! Actually getting the farm is now not a problem, but our site after receiving the heavy snow and such cold conditions today we feel is not safe enough to accommodate the event. Our fields are not suitable for car parking, nobody wants to be towed out by tractor (maybe the kids would) and parking large volumes of cars on the main road would cause major problems in the area. The whole site will no doubt be very icy tomorrow morning which would cause a problem not only for our traders reaching the barn to unload and set up but could cause health and safety issues for all our visitors. Even with all the grit and shovels we have we just couldn’t get the site to a satisfactory level in time. The safety of our visitors is of the utmost importance to us, and we want you to come and have a great experience with us at every event. We are devastated as the fayre is a crucial fundraising event for our charity, all funds raised would have supported our work with vulnerable children and young adults in the region. We know you will be disappointed with this news, but trust us we are majorly upset to be losing funds… all the hard work that has gone into this event by our team is heart-breaking, but if there is one thing we just can’t control, it is the British weather. Obviously, we will issue refunds, please bear with us while we process these over the next few days. If we require any additional information from you we will be in touch early next week. We hope you will join us for future events in 2022 and continue to support the vital work we do. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us on the farm again soon.

Whirlow Hall Christmas Fayre

Whirlow Hall Farm Christmas Fayre

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is so sorry, but due to the heavy snow overnight, their Christmas Fayre is unable to go ahead today Saturday27th.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is looking better so plan to go ahead for just one day, Sunday 28th November.

A further announcement will follow later.