Headteacher's Welcome

Geoff Barton, Headteacher.

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to the King Edward VI School website. I hope that it provides you with a comprehensive introduction to our values, expectations and ways of working.

As Ofsted said about us: "one of our strengths is our students". We agree. We place strong emphasis on good standards of behaviour and courtesy. We enjoy working with young people and preparing them to take their place as global citizens of the twenty-first century. We don't chase league table positions or do anything if they aren't in the interests of our students' progress and personal development.

"The school provides students with a wealth of opportunities within and outside the curriculum: their personal development and well-being are outstanding" (Ofsted 2009)

We also have a stunning staff team here with a strong commitment to high quality teaching and learning, backed by high quality support for students, governors and parents. We are known for our distinctive 3-period day, our no-bells culture, our active approach to healthy lifestyles, and a belief that a good school is about developing the whole person, within and beyond the classroom.

We aim to never be complacent, and we welcome feedback. We try to respond rapidly and openly to criticism. You will also note that this website is important to us: it is very regularly updated.

"The overall effectiveness of the sixth form is outstanding" (Ofsted 2009)

We are passionate about learning, about the music and the arts, about sport, and about developing in young people a sense of the excitement of scholarship, as they prepare to take their place as global citizens in a complex world. We believe we have an important mission in developing our future leaders.

Thank you very much for your interest in our work and I hope very much that you enjoy exploring our website.

Geoff Barton's Signature