RETURNING TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER
We look forward to welcoming Year 7 students back on Friday 3 September and remaining Year groups on Monday 6 September.
COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TESTING
YEAR 8-11 STUDENTS – please ensure that your child tests themselves twice, three to five days apart, before they return to school. We advise that the first test should be completed no later than Thursday 2 September 2021 and the second test on Sunday 5 September 2021. All the results must be reported the school via the following link (https://forms.office.com/r/YxwW9k1tpY) and to the NHS Test and Trace site (https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result). If the tests are not completed and the results reported, students will have to be tested in school and then sent home immediately afterwards, and remain at home until the second test has been completed.
YEAR 7 STUDENTS – We will test Year 7 in school on Friday 3 September if consent has been received. However, please complete a home test prior to this date, we suggest no later than 31 August, and report the results via the following link (https://forms.office.com/r/YxwW9k1tpY) and to the NHS Test and Trace site (https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result).
FINDING YOUR TUTOR GROUP
To find out where you tutor group will be based please CLICK HERE for a tutor group list. If you do not know who your tutor is please look on Go4Schools.
As newly appointed Co-Headteachers, we are delighted to welcome you to King Edward VI School.
King Edward VI School is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom, having been established in 1550, known from this time as the Schola Buriensis (school of Bury).
Originally established as a school just for boys, we became a co-educational school in 1972 by the merging of King Edward VI Grammar School, with the Silver Jubilee Girls School and the Silver Jubilee Boys School.
So, following all the recent challenges in and outside school, this academic year we have much to look forward to as we achieve our Golden Jubilee.
We wish to take this opportunity for the whole community, including all students, staff and parents to join us in marking this exciting anniversary and celebrate all that King Edward VI School has contributed to Bury St Edmunds. Not just to our current 1200 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 but to all who have been associated with the school over its long history.
Established almost 500 years ago as a Church of England School, we continue to enjoy very close links with St Edmundsbury Cathedral, who we are delighted shall be hosting our awards evening again this year.
In terms of culture, inclusivity is one of our core values. So, whilst as a Church of England school, we hold dear our Christian ethos and values, we enthusiastically welcome students from all denominations or none.
Academically we have an enviable reputation and a real desire to employ the very best techniques for teaching. This enables our students to progress to a wide range of education or career paths 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.
Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we 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.
With very best wishes,
Beverley Tucker Tom Grey
Interim Co-Headteacher Interim Co-Headteacher
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.
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 (KEVI) and the opportunity for you to share your experiences and inspire students who follow you.
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