As the final term of the school year draws to a close it is with delight that I find myself reminiscing about the year that has passed.  My first full year of Headship has been highly enjoyable, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has provided me with such terrific support and encouragement.

The pace will not slow over the coming days.  Our school is as busy as ever.  A group of students has just returned from a superb trip to Brussels, and the next departure is our musicians as they leave for their departmental tour to France.  We also have students currently engaged in environmental projects as far afield as Madagascar and Honduras.

In recent weeks we have enjoyed our wonderful (and uniquely inclusive) Sports Day as well as the Wartime Promenade and Summer Soirée.  Our Year 7 students loved getting muddy during their Bushcraft adventure, and both our Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh explorers have been out and about, earning their stripes.  Our Sixth Form students engaged in a hugely successful Health Conference and – at the other end of the age spectrum – we welcome the current Year 6 students as they continue their transition to become students under our roof.

And finally – Issue 42 of Celebrate, our termly magazine, is now available for you to read so please click here.  It is bubbling over with stories in which our students demonstrate Respect, Aspiration and Creativity.  Anyone who reads it will, like me, feel immensely proud of them, and of our school.

I wish you all a very happy Summer break.

With very best wishes,

Lee Walker



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: or 01284 761393.

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


Below is a link to our termly magazine, Celebrate.  It has a whole new look – fresh, clean and stylish.  It celebrates the wonderful achievements, efforts and adventures of our students.  We hope you enjoy reading it.

Celebrate – Issue 41

As ever, you can also keep up-to-date with our students’ adventures and successes via our Facebook page and Twitter feed (links at top of page).

Sixth Form

School Prospectus

Find out more about our ethos, values and curriculum.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Prospectus

Find out more about our outstanding Sixth Form.

Sixth Form


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Daily Bulletin

Daily Bulletin

See the latest announcements and updates for students.