Please note that Friday 18 October 2019 is not a staff PD day.

Many thanks.

From the Headteacher

As the first half of the Autumn Term draws to a close, we are reflecting on a highly successful start to the academic year during which we welcomed our student and teacher friends from Shanghai, 54 students completed the Melford to Nowton sponsored walk, our A Level Musicians gave a stunning recital at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and our Year 11 students visited the battlegrounds of northern France learning about medicine on the Western Front.

It was terrific to welcome so many families to our Open Evening at the start of October. There is still time to book a tour before the deadline for applications on 31 October. We have our final tour after Half Term on 29 October at 9.30am. Please contact Debbie Dunning (details below) if you would like to come and see us in action.

Our PE team has been nominated for ‘Secondary School of the Year’ in the Suffolk Sports Awards. We are delighted that their hard work and dedication has been recognised in this way. We are very proud of our team, and the opportunities our staff offer. Voting closes on 18 October, so if you would like to vote for us please head to

We have been consulting this term on a change to our pastoral structure. Thank you to those who have submitted their thoughts on this. We are reviewing responses and will be providing the final details of our plans in the second half of the Autumn Term.

The next few months will bring some very exciting events, including our annual Awards Evening held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Autumn Concert, Remembrance Service and, of course, our school show ‘Schools’ We Will Rock You’ which runs in early December. We look forward to seeing you there.

Daytime Tours

We are running a series of daytime group tours for parents and carers of Year 6 children. If you would like to see the school in action then please contact Mrs Dunning on 01284 761393, ext. 252 or by email

Our Tour Guides are friendly, confident students in Years 7, 8 and 9 who will help you to 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.

Places are limited and booking is essential.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

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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