The final half term of the year is now underway, and I remain hugely impressed with the maturity and diligence of Year 11 and 13 as they navigate their way through the examination season. Their conduct has been impeccable. We wish them the very best.
In July each year we celebrate inclusivity and participation in our unique, and wonderfully uplifting, sports day. This year’s festival-like event will be no different, and we can’t wait. This week, Year 7 head into the woods for their Bushcraft residential, and there are many more trips, taster days and transition events on the horizon for students of all ages.
The achievements of our students never fail to impress. No fewer than 50 girls ran Bury St Edmunds’ ‘Race for Life’, and in doing so raised nearly £3000 for Cancer Research UK. Year 8 student Tameeka Coulson walked the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon route to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. Just two examples of the ambitious, kind and altruistic acts regularly undertaken by our exceptional students.
We were delighted to have been awarded Artsmark Platinum status – the highest accolade for schools offered by the Arts Council England – in recognition of the exceptional breadth and opportunity of the Arts we offer. In the sporting arena, our recent recognition by the Youth Sport Trust as a ‘Gold School’ reflects the impact of our impressive range of sports, both for our students and for the wider community.
There is so much to look forward to.
With very best wishes,
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:
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.
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).