We’d love to meet you…

Students and staff are now giving tours to children, along with their parents/carers, who are interested in joining us at King Edward VI School. Our Tour Guides are friendly, confident students in Years 7 and 8 who will help you form an impression of our wonderful school. They will show you our bespoke science, art, design and sporting facilities, as well as introducing you to members of our leadership, teaching and support teams.

Most importantly, perhaps, they will answer the questions you and your child may have about life at King Edward VI School. If having a relaxed walk around the school – while gaining a sense of the calm, conscientious and creative atmosphere – appeals to you, then please do not hesitate to get in contact: DD@king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk or 01284 761393.

If you can’t wait until then, then here’s a sneaky peak:

Chocolate Bingo!

There will be fun (and chocolate) aplenty from 7pm on Monday 26 March courtesy of ‘FOKES’ – Friends of King Edward’s School.

All proceeds from the ’Chocolate Bingo’ night will go towards the purchase of learning resources for our students. We are immensely lucky to have a group of parents and friends from within the King Edward VI community willing to volunteer their time in this manner – we can’t wait to show our support.

We would like to offer our particular thanks to the Moreton Hall Veterinary Centre staff who are providing a very sizable chocolate hamper for the raffle prize.

Family tickets cost just £8 (2 adults + 2 children), tickets for adults – £2.50 and tickets for children- £2.

If you wish to take part then please get in touch with Student Services as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. They will need your payment, your name, and your child/children(s) names and tutor group(s).

Please encourage family and friends to join us at this event which promises to be… eggcellent!

The Basics

As students pack their school bags for the week ahead, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the basics.  All students are expected to:

  • come to school in perfect uniform (a coat will be absolutely essential during this particularly cold spell)
  • have completed their homework
  • place their books, planner and fully-stocked pencil case on their desk at the very start of every lesson
  • play their part in keeping our school litter-free.

We thank you for helping to maintain our school’s high standards in these important matters.

From the Headteacher

It’s a tantalising time for our Year 13 students as offers come in from universities near and far. Our students are working away, putting immense effort and energy into their exam preparation, knowing that the results they receive will shape, at the very least, the next stage of their young lives.

First of all, the Oxbridge offers arrived:

  • University of Oxford (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
  • University of Oxford (Archaeology and Anthropology)
  • University of Cambridge (History).

And then a long list of highly-distinguished institutions, many Russell Group, began to send their offers to our wonderful students.

It’s very exciting to see the range of courses our young people are aspiring to study, and we wonder which event, conversation or opportunity sparked their interest in, or love of, their respective subjects. We are fully behind you Year 13 – keep going.

During the half-term break we hope that students and staff can take time to relax, to see friends and family, to read and to get outdoors. We wish the very best to our Geographers adventuring to Iceland for a field trip, and also to those who are departing on the school ski trip.

The second half of term is filled to the brim. Punctuating the continuing mock and final exams are our ‘Festival of Dance’ at The Apex, our two-night Spring Concert ‘West Suffolk to the West End’, our Year 9 PSHE Conference, performances by Ex Silentio and No Girls Allowed at Snape Maltings, National Science and Engineering Week, the ILAFS Archaeological Dig… the list is as diverse as it is long.

I would like to offer my very sincere thanks to everyone in the wider school community for the support you continue to show the school.

With very best wishes,

Lee Walker

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