KEHS has always played a key role in the local community forging extensive links with local maintained primary schools and is now one of the leading schools in the country recognised nationally for its work undertaken in the local community. In 2011 it was the only independent school in the country to be awarded teaching school status; this designation has allowed the school to develop even further its outreach work with local schools. Each year we work with over 1000 local primary school children providing regular challenge workshops where pupils are able to experience interactive, hands on activities working in small groups. All of our gifted and talented enrichment sessions are delivered by an experienced team of KEHS staff. Our challenge workshops focus on core subjects and are aimed at stretching and challenging the most able pupils in years 4 & 5. Complementing this programme are enrichment classes in music and drama, as well as modern and classical languages. Our enrichment classes and activities are tailor made to suit the needs of the individual school.
Each academic year, over 45 pupils from 8 state primary schools are able to attend Friday afternoon enrichment lessons at KEHS; these are delivered by Jon Chatwin, Mel Hopkinson, Harry Kavanagh and Marcia Atkins.