I am delighted to welcome you to King Edward VI School. Whatever your reason for visiting our website, I hope you get a sense of what it is that makes us so special, and that you are inspired to visit us to experience our work first-hand.

Our school was founded in 1550. Known from this time as the Schola Buriensis (school of Bury), we are now home to some 1200 students aged between 11 and 16.

As a Church of England school, we hold dear our broadly Christian ethos and values, although we welcome students from all denominations or none. We enjoy very close links with St Edmundsbury Cathedral, through worship, voice and music.
We have an enviable academic reputation, and a real desire to employ the very best techniques for teaching. This enables our students to progress to a wide range of destinations once they complete their studies with us.

Beyond the classroom, our extra-curricular activities are second to none. Our students can access a phenomenal range of sporting, musical, dramatic and artistic opportunities during their time with us.

We offer leadership challenges at all levels. Our students can participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award, Junior Leadership Team, Sports Leaders Award and much more. They can work with other institutions in the Bury Schools Partnership, our wider local community and through our academic and cultural partnership with the Yangjing-Juyuan Experimental School, Shanghai.

Above all else, we encourage the development of well-rounded individuals, fully prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world. We are a community for whom the values of kindness, creativity, tolerance, aspiration and respect for ourselves and others are central to all that we do.

With very best wishes,
Lee Walker

Issue 2 of our new student magazine ‘The Status Quo’ is out now. View it here.

View issue 1 here.

View the e-safety magazine ‘Ditto’ here.

If you are worried about the safety of a young person then please contact our Online Safety Lead, Sue Sweny: 01284 761393 (ext 287) / SCS@king-ed.suffolk.sch.uk.

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award: enrolment for 2021-2022 now open!

Watch the launch event and register here.

Information for Yr 10 & 11 regarding subject revision and support, online learning, pastoral care, and more can be found on our Key stage 4 Success page.

To sign your child up for one or more lunchtime extra-curricular club please click here!

If you have a concern about any young person please do not hesitate to contact the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership, please click here.

For all Examinations information and guidance regarding results please click here.

For a Free School Meals information letter please click here.


For the most up to date information and advice on the Coronavirus please refer to the Government or NHS websites:


Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline:

Helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

To all our Year 11 and former Students (Alumni)

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 who will come after you.

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


Sixth Form

School Prospectus

Find out more about our ethos, values and curriculum.

Sixth Form


Read our most recent magazine showcasing the achievements of our students.

Sixth Form


School calendar, term dates & sports fixtures.

Daily Bulletin

Daily Bulletin

See the latest announcements and updates for students.