Natalie Black was made the first female Head of School of a now fully co-educational King Edward VI School in 2000. 

‘My parents reported back after a tour of the school that they had been told by their guide ‘this is not going to be the kind of place where we have sewing and cooking’. Great! This was the place for me'.

'In September 2000 I was appointed the first female Head of School of a fully co-educational KES. This was not only a great honour but also an invaluable experience. It showed me how KES functioned from the inside as an institution and the challenges it must have faced when the decision was taken to invite the opposite sex into the school.’