From the Headteacher

Our core values of Respect, Aspiration and Creativity shone in abundance in St Edmundsbury Cathedral as 350 young people from across the Bury Schools Partnership came together to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.  Our students acted, danced and sung portraying, with tireless sympathy and skill, the story of a young Suffolk Soldier and his comrades.  The performance was deeply moving and I’d like to offer, once again, my heartfelt congratulations to all those involved.  Here is a brief video of the Dress Rehearsal, as shared by the East Anglian Daily Times.

As this half term progresses we will see hundreds of our female students involved in our ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.  A week-long celebration of physical activity, aimed especially at those girls who haven’t yet found a sport or activity in which they feel at home taking part.  The range of activities available in, and out, of lesson time will be superb. Here is a round-up of last year’s brilliant ‘This Girl Can’ week.

Our second-ever King Edward VI School Awards Evening promises to be a prestigious event during which we will celebrate the exceptional effort and/or attainment of a group of our most dedicated students.  We are delighted that founder of The PiXL Club, and inspirational educational figurehead, Sir John Rowling, will be our Guest of Honour.

Soon after that, ‘Sister Act’ will be upon us.  Students and staff have been rehearsing behind the scenes since the start of the year, and judging by the sneaky peaks my colleagues and I have caught, there promises to be a run of stunning performances.

I wish our Year 11 students the very best as they undertake their mock examinations. I know teachers and support staff alike will be doing everything they can to support and guide the learning, not just of those preparing for mocks, but of all students in the run up to the Christmas break.

With best wishes,

Lee Walker

Headteacher

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