Message from the Head Girl

Hello and welcome to Edgbaston High School. My name is Anya and I am Head Girl for the year 2019-2020.

I joined EHS in Year 7 and I have built up so many amazing memories of the school over the past 6 years. Starting high school was a big adjustment for me, particularly as I was also moving to Birmingham from another city. However thanks to the caring pastoral support at EHS my transition was made much smoother.

When I look back to myself at the beginning of Year 7, inevitably I am aware that I have changed so much. The biggest transformation has definitely been in my confidence; as a naturally quiet person I remember being terrified at the prospect of delivering a short presentation in front of my class, or even just speaking to a teacher. However I was continuously encouraged to push myself out of my comfort zone and gradually I began joining more clubs, taking on more roles and openly expressing my opinions. I am now extremely proud to have taken up the role of Edgbaston High School’s Head Girl and I will always be grateful for the support that has enabled me to reach this point. 

Another of my favourite aspects about EHS life is the caring, family-like environment which I believe stems from the broad age range of girls from 2 1/2 to 18 years. I always look forward to our entire school assemblies as I feel that they put into perspective the uniqueness of our school and how special it is to be able to support such a range of social and academic needs. 

I believe our school motto best sums up the nature of life here at EHS. “Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter” (Latin for Bravely, Faithfully, Happily) represents the way in which a pupil of EHS will always approach a task with resilience, perform it to the best of their ability, and still manage to keep spirits high.  

I am hoping to study Classics at university next year and feel certain that this new chapter of my life will be aided greatly by the many lessons I have learnt from my teachers and fellow students. I am also comforted in the knowledge that I will be a part of the Old Girls’ Association and so will never lose my connection to EHS.

EHS is a friendly and welcoming community of girls and staff from all walks of life and I would strongly encourage you to visit the school to experience it for yourself.