From the Headteacher

As we begin a new year, the 470th in our school’s history, there is much for us to look forward to.

Our Year 11 cohort has their Trial Examination Results Day on 9 January, during which students will open their envelopes to find out how they performed in the papers they sat in December.  Their Parents’ Evening follows on the same day.  The start of term also sees our Year 13 students undertaking their Trial Examinations.  We wish them all the very best.

Year 9 students have an exciting term ahead. Their Parents’ Evening takes place on 23 January, followed by Options Evening on 13 February. During the latter, students and their families will be able to find out about the full range of GCSE and other courses we offer at Key Stage 4, and begin the process of choosing what to study in Years 10 and 11.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Year 5 pupils from across the Bury Schools Partnership to come and enjoy three after-school ‘Taster Tuesday’ sessions on 14, 21 and 28 January. A range of subjects will be on offer, as well as the chance to experience what it is like to be a King Edward VI student! There are still some places available, so if you would like your Year 5 child to take part please email Debbie Dunning (

At the end of last term, we were delighted to have been named as a National Citizenship Service (NCS) ‘Gold Champion’ school! This is in recognition of the high proportion of last year’s Year 11 students who completed activities with the NCS – it seems we have the highest number in the whole of Suffolk! Current Year 11 students have already found out about the project, and so we look forward to their participation this coming year.

Our vision at King Edward VI school is simple: to be a school rooted in Christian values, in which students can access a broad, challenging and enriching curriculum in a safe and secure environment. If you would like to come and see us in action, we would be delighted to meet you. To arrange a tour, please contact our Admissions Officer Debbie Dunning (

And finally, don’t forget to have a look at the latest edition of ‘Celebrate’, our in-house magazine, which details many of the activities our students have enjoyed this academic year.

I wish you all a very happy New Year,

Lee Walker


To All our Year 11 and Year 13 students

We would love you to stay in touch with our school so that we can keep you informed of future events and news and, of course, celebrate your next steps and future achievements.

We always welcome former students at King Edward VI and the opportunity for you to share your experiences going forward would be of interest and help to the students that will come after you.

Just click on this link to stay in touch… Future First


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